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SEC Alleges Insider Trading Ahead of Chevron Anadarko Announcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a civil lawsuit today in the Southern District of New York against "One or More Unknown Traders in the Securities of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation" alleging "highley suspicious trading" in call option contracts of Anadarko before the April 12, 2019 announcement of the agreement for Chevron to acquire Anadarko for $65 per share.

SEC Continues Crackdown on Initial Coin Offering Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission has continued to prioritize ICO fraud in recent enforcement actions. In today's action against Tomahawk Exploration LCC and its founder David Laurance, the SEC pointed to the danger of traditional fraud schemes, such as a oil and gas investment schemes, dressed up as an ICO. As a result of the SEC's enforcement action, Laurance consented to a permanent officer and director bar, penny stock bar, and a $30,000 penalty. 

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