Judge Dismisses Some SEC claims in Barry Honig Securities Fraud Case: $MGTI

A New York federal judge ruled this week that some of the charges against a defendant in the Barry Honig ring of pump and dump bad actors brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission will be dismissed. Judge Ramos ruled on February 25 that claims 3 and 4 of the SEC's complaint relating to charging MGT Capital CEO, Robert Ladd, with fraud for failing to disclose he allegedly knew Barry Honig, Michael Brauser, John O'Rourke, John Stetson and friends were trading as an undisclosed affiliate … Continue

More Charges Coming for Barry Honig P&D Ring Defendants $MGTI

A defendant in the Barry Honig pump and dump securities fraud case disclosed last week the Securities and Exchange Commission is planing on filing additional charges. On Dec 5, 2019 Robert Ladd, CEO of MGT Capital ($MGTI) received a Wells Notice from the Regulator, which stated the new charges related to disclosure issues in public filings and trading volume. Senior reporter Bill Meagher also reported on the coming SEC lawsuit for The Deal today. The Deal highlighted the SEC's recent … Continue

Torque Esports Battles Important Trademark Infringement Case Without Informing Investors: $GAME.V $MLLLF

An electronic gaming company, Torque Esports ($GAME.V) , is at risk of being forced to change it’s TV and event brand name, World’s Fastest Gamer, because a former country musician, Boo McAfee, has sued for trademark infringement and unfair competition. McAfee, who says he owns the trademark for World’s Fastest Drummer, had also developed a […]

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Private Text shows Michael Serruya could be part of Misleading Aphria SEC Filing: $APHA $GGB

A private text exchange between an Aphria deal lawyer and a member of the board calls into question the accuracy of an regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission about a bid cannabis company Green Growth Brands made to takeover Aphria. The bid was deemed as ‘hostile’ by Aphria’s board early this year and […]

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Shady Colorado CBD company Folium Biosciences described in Lawsuit attempting reverse merger with Australis : $AUSA $AUSAF

A Colorado Springs wholesale CBD company, Folium Biosciences, announced it is going public via a reverse merger with Australis Capital ($AUSA) this week. Australis Capital is a spin-off of Aurora Cannabis ($ACB) a large Canadian cannabis company. I have reported extensively on some troubling behavior of Folium’s CEO Kashif Shan at Cannabis Law Report. This […]

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Defrancesco-Serruya Engineered Green Growth Brands takeover plan of Aphria: $APHA $GGB

Canadian cannabis company Aphria, run by Irwin Simon, continues to tout the narrative that another cannabis company backed by Ohio mega millionaires, the Schottenstein family, made an unsolicited and hostile take over offer of Aphria this January after the company was exposed for alleged corporate disclosure conflicts and overpaying for cannabis assets that were owned […]

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Did Aphria’s Irwin Simon give Selective Disclosure to investor Michael Serruya? $APHA $LHS

Aphria interim CEO Irwin Simon worked a backroom deal to off load the company’s stake in U.S. cannabis investments with Canadian mega million Michael Serruya before he took over the CEO job at the Canadian marijuana company. According to text messages obtained by this reporter between Serruya and Irwin sent on the morning of Feb […]

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Barry Honig Secret profit taking of Short Selling publication TheStreetSweeper.org ? $OPK $MGTI

A popular fraud busting stock publication owned by Hunter Adam’s family, TheStreetSweeper.org, allegedly had given an ownership stake to people charged in the SEC’s pump and dump case against Barry Honig in return for an investment in the company. According to documents and communication reviewed by this journalist, written in March 2011, a fund called […]

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