Former market analyst and TV news commentator Tobin Smith and his company NBT Group Inc. will pay over $250,000 to settle charges that they fraudulently promoted a penny stock to investors. The SEC alleged that Smith and NBT were paid to prepare and disseminate communications touting the stock of IceWEB Inc., a data storage company. Smith and NBT did not fully disclose their compensation to investors. In addition, the promotional material contained false and misleading statements intended to artificially increase the trading volume and share price of IceWEB’s stock. SEC
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