We discussed SEC v. Arcturus et al last week and promised more. Here it is.

Did defendants commit securities fraud?

It doesn’t matter. Violations of Sections 5 of the Securities Act and 15.A of the Exchange Act are strict liability offenses; the defendant’s state of mind is not a consideration.  Thus, because they sold unregistered

The spirit of Charles Ponzi lives in the oil and gas business. Today we offer advice for attracting special attention from powerful federal authorities, inspired by SEC v. Helms et al.   Here’s how you do it:

Helms and Kaelin, marketed a limited partnership to hold royalty interests in 2000 wells and raised $31,000,000 from