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July 6, 2023

Posted  July 6, 2023

Emerson Sousa Pires and Flavio Mendes Goncalves, who together operated a purported hedge fund called EmpiresX, has been ordered to pay over $32 million in disgorgement, over $2 million in prejudgment interest, and civil penalties of $6 million and $5 million, respectively.  The two men sold investments by assuring investors that a trading “bot,” or skilled manual trading, guaranteed daily profits of 1%.  In reality, the bot was fake, the profits were losses, and the defendants were using investor funds to fund personal expenses.  SEC

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