Call Now For a Free Consultation:
(614) 532-4576
Nationwide Representation

15 People, 19 Entities Charged in Microcap Stock Schemes

The SEC has implicated 34 defendants in a scheme involving the manipulation of microcap stock trades. According to the SEC, 15 of the defendants are individuals and 19 are entities. Out of those 19 entities, six are firms that allegedly acted as unregistered broker-dealers. The group of defendants also comprises Warrior Girl Corp and Nature’s Peak / Everock, Inc., microcap issuers, customers, and stock promoters. Charges included fraud, manipulative trading, and other misconduct.

In the complaint, the SEC claims that Moneyline Brokers and founder Harold Baily Gallison II were complicit in the scheme by acting as broker-dealer for customers engaging in pump-and-dump schemes. Allegedly, this company received microcap stock transfers and reissued the stock certificates in Moneyline’s name in order to hide who actually owned the shares.

Two individuals, residents of Miami and controllers of Warrior Girl, allegedly worked with Moneyline to manipulate trading in Warrior Girl. This alleged conspiracy resulted in profits of approximately $2.3 million. In another, similar scheme, manipulation of trades in Everock (later, Nature’s Peak) resulted in illegal profits of approximately $2.5 million.

Microcap stock fraud is a type of investment misconduct specifically concerning microcap stocks, that is, stocks of U.S. public companies valued at about $50 million to $300 million. Some, but not all, microcap stocks are penny stocks. You can read more about penny stock fraud here.

Many microcap stock fraud schemes take the form of pump and dump schemes, which are schemes that use lies and hype to increase public interest in stocks to inflate their price. You can read more about pump and dump schemes here.

If you or someone you know has lost money through fraud or misconduct, Meyer Wilson can step in to help. This year alone, our law firm has recovered more than $350 million for our clients. Contact us today for a free review of your case.

The information contained in The Firm’s posts on its blog, fraud alerts, investigations or elsewhere on the site is based upon information obtained from other sources including, but not limited to, news outlets and federal, state, and regulatory agency filings. All suspects and subjects of postings herein are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law or administrative action and any and all crimes are alleged until a court or regulatory agency finds otherwise .

Share This Story
If you found the information provided by this article useful, consider sharing to your social media channels to help others in their search for reliable resources.
Consult with Our Legal Team
There is never a cost associated with a consultation
Atlanta Office

945 East Paces Ferry Road, Suite 2275
Atlanta, GA 30326
Columbus Office

305 W. Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
Meyer Wilson
New Orleans Office

900 Camp Street 
Suite 337
New Orleans, LA 70130
Los Angeles Office

2029 Century Park East,
Suite 400N
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Cleveland Office

4781 Richmond Rd.
Suite 400
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Bloomfield Hills Office

41000 Woodward Ave.,
Suite 350
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Quick Links
The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this site, clients or otherwise, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in the site without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in the recipient's state. Read More
The information contained in this Website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.
Read More
chevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram