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May 24, 2018

Posted  June 4, 2018

Former registered broker Louis Petrossi was sentenced to 44 months imprisonment and ordered to pay $8 million in restitution and more than $335 million in forfeiture for his role in the fraudulent market manipulation of publicly-traded, NASDAQ-listed ForceField Energy, Inc.; the manipulation scheme involved (1) the undisclosed purchase and sale of ForceField stock through nominees, (2) orchestrated trades of ForceField stock to create the misleading appearance of genuine trading volume and interest, and (3) secret payments to stock promoters and broker dealers who promoted and sold the stock. USAO EDNY

Tagged in: Market Manipulation and Trading Violations, Securities Fraud,