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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants | site |




    (August 28, 2020) - - Today, August 28, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Aug. 28, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Maryland companies and their principals for a scheme that allegedly defrauded approximately 1,200 investors, many of them African immigrants, of more than $27 million.

    According to the SEC’s complaint, Dennis Jali, John Frimpong, and Arley Johnson, directly and through their companies 1st Million LLC and The Smart Partners LLC, falsely told investors that their funds would be used by a team of skilled and licensed traders for foreign exchange and cryptocurrency trading, promising risk-free returns of between 6% and 42%. The complaint alleges that the defendants often targeted vulnerable African immigrants
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Agenda for May 27 Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Agenda for May 27 Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee | site |



    (May 21, 2020) - - Today (May 21, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information: Washington D.C., May 21, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today released the agenda for the May 27 meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee (AMAC). AMAC was formed to provide the Commission with diverse perspectives on asset management and related advice and recommendations. The meeting will include a discussion of matters relating to AMAC’s subcommittees and to COVID-19 and the asset management industry. The meeting will be held by remote means and is open to the public. The meeting will be webcast live on SEC.gov and will be archived on the website for later viewing. Members of the public who wish to provide their views on the matters to be considered by AMAC may submit comments either
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  • Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications

    Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications | site |


    Commission Continues Approving Telehealth Funding During Coronavirus Pandemic, Surpasses $50 Million in Total Funding


    (May 20, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 43 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $16.87 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved funding for 132 health care providers in 33 states plus Washington, DC for a total of just over $50 million in funding. Below is a list of health care providers that wer...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Provides Temporary Additional Flexibility to Registered Investment Companies Affected by Coronavirus

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Provides Temporary Additional Flexibility to Registered Investment Companies Affected by Coronavirus | site |


    Permits Funds to Use Additional Funding and Other Tools to Manage their Portfolios for the Benefit of Investors



    (March 23, 2020) - - Today (March 23, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information: Washington D.C., March 23, 2020 —The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced temporary flexibility for registered funds affected by recent market events to borrow funds from certain affiliates and to enter into certain other lending arrangements. Today’s relief is designed to provide funds with additional tools to manage their portfolios for the benefit of all shareholders as investors may seek to rebalance their investments. “Today’s temporary action will provide an additional tool that funds can use to manage their portfolios for the bene...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Announces Preventive Measures Related To Coronavirus

    Federal Communications Commission Announces Preventive Measures Related To Coronavirus| site |



    (March 4, 2020) - - On March 4, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice titled, "FCC Announces Preventive Measures Related To Coronavirus".

    The Public Notice may be viewed at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...C-362836A1.pdf

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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Updates List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors | site |



    Enhanced Website Improves Main Street Investor Experience



    (February 24, 2020) - - Today (February 24, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Feb. 24, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it updated its Public Alert: Unregistered Soliciting Entities (PAUSE) list by adding 25 soliciting entities and four fictitious regulators. Additionally, the SEC is announcing enhancements to the PAUSE website, where the SEC provides the list of entities that falsely claim to be registered, licensed, and/or located in the United States, as well as entities that impersonate genuine U.S. registered securities firms and fictitious regulators, governmental agencies, or international organizations. This will allow Main Street
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  • Federal Communications Commission announces tentative Agenda for February Open Meeting

    Federal Communications Commission announces tentative Agenda for February Open Meeting | site |




    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, February 7, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the February Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Friday, February 28, 2020:

    Expanding Flexible Use of the C-band – The Commission will consider a Report and Order and Proposed Order of Modification that would reform the use of the 3.7-4.2 GHz band, also known as the C-band, to promote U.S. leadership in the next generation of wireless services, including fifth-generation (5G) wireless and other advanced spectrum-based services, and close the digital divide. (GN Docket No. 18-122)

    C-band Auction Bidding Procedures – The Commission will consider a
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee to Meet on February 27

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Investor Advisory Committee to Meet on February 27| site |



    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following:

    The Securities and Exchange Commission's Investor Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on Feb. 27. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET in the Multipurpose Room at SEC headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., and is open to the public. The meeting will be webcast live and archived on the committee's website for later viewing.

    The committee will hold two panel discussions: an update for investors regarding accounting and auditing trends, and a discussion regarding the potential impact of the LIBOR transition on investors. The full agenda is available here. Members of the committee represent a wide variety of investor interests, including those of individual and institutional investors, senior citi
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  • Federal Communications Commission launches 20 Billion Dollars Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to expand Rural Broadband Deployment

    Federal Communications Commission launches $20 Billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to expand Rural Broadband Deployment | site |



    FCC says this Represents FCC’s Largest Investment Ever to Close Digital Divide


    (February 7, 2020) - - Today (February 7, 2020), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information: WASHINGTON, January 30, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission today took its single biggest step to date to close the digital divide by establishing the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to efficiently fund the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in rural America. Through a two-phase reverse auction mechanism, the FCC will direct up to $20.4 billion over ten years to finance up to gigabit speed broadband networks in unserved rural areas, connecting millions more American homes and businesses to digital opportunity. Without access to broadband, rural Americans cannot participate in the digi...
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  • Federal Communications Commission reaches 1.13 Million Dollars Settlement with Scripps on Monitoring of TV Tower Lighting

    Federal Communications Commission reaches $1.13 Million Settlement with Scripps on Monitoring of TV Tower Lighting| site |



    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided the following information: WASHINGTON, January 13, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau today announced an agreement with Scripps Broadcasting Holdings to settle an investigation into the monitoring practices of lights on television towers it acquired earlier this year from Cordillera Communications. Scripps has agreed to resolve the Bureau’s investigation by paying a $1,130,000 penalty and abiding by a compliance plan to prevent further violations. Consistent monitoring of tower lighting systems is an important aviation safety issue and potentially a life-saving measure, as it ensures that owners quickly learn of—and can correct—malfunctioning obstruction lights. The Bureau began its investigation when, on August 31, 201...
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  • Federal Trade Commission Publishes Inflation-Adjusted Civil Penalty Amounts

    Federal Trade Commission Publishes Inflation-Adjusted Civil Penalty Amounts

    Federal Trade Commission Publishes Inflation-Adjusted Civil Penalty Amounts| site |




    (January 13, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided the following information: The Federal Trade Commission has adjusted the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for violations of 16 provisions of law the FTC enforces, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The Act directs agencies to implement annual inflation adjustments based on a prescribed formula. The new maximum civil penalty amounts will take effect upon their publication in the Federal Register. The maximum civil penalty amount has increased from $42,530 to $43,280 for violations of Sections 5(l), 5(m)(1)(A), and 5(m)(1)(B) of the FTC Act, 7A(g)(l) of the Clayton Act and Section 525(b) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. It has increased from $559 to $569 for violations of Section 10 of the FTC Act. The maximum civil penalty...
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announces Fee Rate Advisory Number 2 for Fiscal Year 2020

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announces Fee Rate Advisory #2 for Fiscal Year 2020| site |



    (January 9, 2020) - - Today (January 9, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Jan. 9, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that starting on Feb. 18, 2020, the fee rates applicable to most securities transactions will be set at $22.10 per million dollars.

    Consequently, each SRO will continue to pay the Commission a rate of $20.70 per million for covered sales occurring on charge dates through Feb. 17, 2020, and a rate of $22.10 per million for covered sales occurring on charge dates on or after Feb. 18, 2020.

    For more information on the term “charge date,” please refer to Rule 31(a)(3) and Exchange Act Release No. 49928. The assessment on security futures transactions will remain unchanged at $0.0042 for each round turn transaction
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  • Federal Communications Commission Announces Tentative Agenda for January Open Meeting

    Federal Communications Commission Announces Tentative Agenda for January Open Meeting| site |



    (January 9, 2020) - - Today (January 9, 2020), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON, January 9, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the January Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2020:

    Establishing the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund – The Commission will consider a Report and Order that would adopt a two-phase reverse auction framework for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, committing $20.4 billion in high-cost universal service support to bring high-speed broadband service to millions of unserved Americans. (WC Docket Nos. 19-126, 10-90).

    Hearing Aid-Compatible Handset Rules – The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would propose to incorporate
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  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces 2020 Examination Priorities

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations Announces 2020 Examination Priorities | site |



    (January 7, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information: Washington D.C., Jan. 7, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) today announced its 2020 examination priorities. OCIE publishes its examination priorities annually to enhance the transparency of its examination program and to provide insights into its risk-based approach, including the areas it believes present potential risks to investors and the integrity of the U.S. capital markets. “OCIE’s 2020 examination priorities identify key areas of risk, both existing and emerging, that we expect self-regulatory organizations (SROs), clearing firms, investment advisers and other market participants to identify and mitigate. I applaud OCIE’s thou...
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  • Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai Appoints New Chief Technology Officer| site |



    (December 20, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, December 20, 2019—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced his appointment of Dr. Monisha Ghosh to serve as the agency’s Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Ghosh will advise Chairman Pai and the agency on technology and engineering issues, and will work closely with the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology. “As the FCC moves aggressively to advance American leadership in 5G, Dr. Ghosh’s deep technical knowledge of wireless technologies will be invaluable,” said Chairman Pai. “Dr. Ghosh has both conducted and overseen research into cutting-edge wireless issues in academia and industry. Her expertise is also broad, ranging from the Internet of Things, medical telemetry, and broadcast standards. And it bears...
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Charges Ponzi Scheme Targeting African Immigrants | site |




    (August 28, 2020) - - Today, August 28, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information:

    Washington D.C., Aug. 28, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Maryland companies and their principals for a scheme that allegedly defrauded approximately 1,200 investors, many of them African immigrants, of more than $27 million.

    According to the SEC’s complaint, Dennis Jali, John Frimpong, and Arley Johnson, directly and through their companies 1st Million LLC and The Smart Partners LLC, falsely told investors that their funds would be used by a team of skilled and licensed traders for foreign exchange and cryptocurrency trading, promising risk-free returns of between 6% and 42%. The complaint alleges that the defendants often targeted vulnerable African immigrants
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    08-31-2020, 02:08 PM
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Agenda for May 27 Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Agenda for May 27 Meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee | site |



    (May 21, 2020) - - Today (May 21, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information: Washington D.C., May 21, 2020 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today released the agenda for the May 27 meeting of the Asset Management Advisory Committee (AMAC). AMAC was formed to provide the Commission with diverse perspectives on asset management and related advice and recommendations. The meeting will include a discussion of matters relating to AMAC’s subcommittees and to COVID-19 and the asset management industry. The meeting will be held by remote means and is open to the public. The meeting will be webcast live on SEC.gov and will be archived on the website for later viewing. Members of the public who wish to provide their views on the matters to be considered by AMAC may submit comments either
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    05-27-2020, 04:40 AM
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    Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications
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    Federal Communications Commission Approves Seventh Set of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications | site |


    Commission Continues Approving Telehealth Funding During Coronavirus Pandemic, Surpasses $50 Million in Total Funding


    (May 20, 2020) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) published the following information: WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 43 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $16.87 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved funding for 132 health care providers in 33 states plus Washington, DC for a total of just over $50 million in funding. Below is a list of health care providers that wer...
    05-22-2020, 06:10 AM
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Provides Temporary Additional Flexibility to Registered Investment Companies Affected by Coronavirus
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    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Provides Temporary Additional Flexibility to Registered Investment Companies Affected by Coronavirus | site |


    Permits Funds to Use Additional Funding and Other Tools to Manage their Portfolios for the Benefit of Investors



    (March 23, 2020) - - Today (March 23, 2020), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published the following information: Washington D.C., March 23, 2020 —The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced temporary flexibility for registered funds affected by recent market events to borrow funds from certain affiliates and to enter into certain other lending arrangements. Today’s relief is designed to provide funds with additional tools to manage their portfolios for the benefit of all shareholders as investors may seek to rebalance their investments. “Today’s temporary action will provide an additional tool that funds can use to manage their portfolios for the bene...
    03-24-2020, 10:15 PM
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    Federal Communications Commission Announces Preventive Measures Related To Coronavirus
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    Federal Communications Commission Announces Preventive Measures Related To Coronavirus| site |



    (March 4, 2020) - - On March 4, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice titled, "FCC Announces Preventive Measures Related To Coronavirus".

    The Public Notice may be viewed at https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachme...C-362836A1.pdf

    or

    Press here: | Docx | pdf | txt |
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    03-09-2020, 12:05 PM

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