Joshua A. Yudell has agreed to pay almost $4.5 million to settle charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that he violated the broker-dealer registration provisions of Section 15(a) of the Securities Exchange Act.
Under the terms of a written agreement, Yudell would cause their securities to be re-registered in the name of various corporate egos he controlled. Once the securities were in the name of his corporate ego, Yudell would deposit them into a brokerage account under his control and sell the securities at or above agreed price floors. After settlement of the trades, Yudell deducted his fee of between 10% to 35% and sent the remaining proceeds to the securities owners.
Yudell created receipts for his trading activity which were provided to the investors. According to the SEC, Joshua Yudell engaged in at least 88 transactions over a period of four years, while not registered as a broker-dealer or as a registered representative of a broker-dealer. As such, the SEC determined that Yudell’s conduct violated Section 15(a)(1) of the Exchange Act.
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