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Beware The Backlash

The misconception that the government has gone soft on white-collar crime is alive and well. This is unfortunate for investors, hedge fund managers, financial advisers and corporate officers in the financial industry among others. White-collar professionals need to be wary of the pending public backlash and over-correction by enforcement agencies and prosecutors. 

SEC Joins The Babysitter's Club

We've been following the saga of Elon Musk's run-ins with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) since last year. A theory put forward by a respected lawyer and corporate governance expert now says that the SEC and Elon Musk may be a perfect match. 

"Monopoly" Isn't How The Real World Works

In real life, there is no such thing as a "GET OUT OF JAIL FREE" card. Despite what has been said recently about the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), it is in your best interest to have a strong defense attorney on your side if you find your bitcoin operation under scrutiny by the SEC. 

Learn From Elon Musk (Part 3)

The continuing saga of Elon Musk vs. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has a new development. The SEC has asked a judge to hold the Tesla and SpaceX CEO in contempt due to alleged violations of his settlement deal. 

This is not the first or second time Elon Musk has found himself in hot water with the SEC in recent months. He continues to serve as an example of what not to do while under the scrutiny of a powerful federal regulatory agency. 

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