Legal News

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced it charged a registered municipal advisor and its owner with defrauding a south Texas school district in connection with multiple municipal bond offerings. 

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the hedge fund advisory firm Visium Asset Management LP has agreed to settle charges related to asset mismarking and insider trading by its privately managed hedge funds and portfolio managers.  Separately, the firm’s CFO agreed to settle charges that he failed to respond appropriately to red flags that should have alerted him to the asset mismarking. 

The Justice Department today settled its suit against KleinBank, resolving allegations that the bank engaged in lending discrimination by “redlining” predominantly minority neighborhoods in and around the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. “Redlining” is a term describing the illegal practice in which lenders intentionally avoid providing services to individuals living in predominantly minority neighborhoods because of the race or national origin of the residents of those neighborhoods.

Thank you, Doug, for that kind introduction.  And thank you for your long history of service to the state of Tennessee and to our country.  We’re glad to have you at the Department of Justice.

And from the bottom of my heart: thank you for that moving tribute to law officers who gave their lives in the line of duty.

Thank you, Mark, for that kind introduction.  And thank you for your more than 30 years of service in law enforcement.