SEC Hits Wealth Management Over $2.5M Kickbacks

Law360, New York (May 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two Wealth Management LLC executives illegally accepted $2.5 million in kickbacks and directed retirees to illiquid, risky investments that were unsuitable for them, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has alleged.

In the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin on Wednesday, the SEC slapped an emergency enforcement action against Wealth Management, as well as its founder, majority owner and CEO James Putman and its former President and Chief Investment Officer Simone Fevola.

On the same day of the filing, U.S. Judge William C....
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