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November 13, 2017

Posted  November 13, 2017

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that Judge David G. Campbell of U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona entered a Consent Order against Defendants Derek Springfield and his company, Draven, LLC (Draven), both of Mesa, Arizona finding that they fraudulently solicited and received at least $1.8 million from approximately 112 commodity pool participants in connection with pooled investments in commodity futures and foreign currency exchange (forex). The Order, entered on November 13, 2017, also finds that the Defendants engaged in fraudulent sales practices, misappropriated pool participant funds, and provided false account statements to pool participants. The Order requires the Defendants to pay, jointly and severally, $1,487,964.45 in restitution to defrauded customers and an $800,000 civil monetary penalty. The Order also imposes permanent trading and registration bans against Defendants, among other things, and prohibits them from committing further violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC Regulations, as charged. CFTC

Tagged in: Fraud in CFTC-Regulated Markets, Misrepresentations, Regulatory Violations,