Universal Express Traders Liable For $34M Scheme: Judge

Law360, New York (August 17, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge ruled Wednesday that three men and their investment businesses were liable in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suit alleging an illegal $34 million scheme to profit from shares in defunct shipping company Universal Express Inc.

Saying the agency adequately alleged "essentially a pump-and-dump scheme," U.S. District Judge Richard J. Holwell found all three defendants liable but doled out different fates for each man and his company.

Judge Holwell granted the SEC's motion for summary judgment against defendant Doyle Scott Elliott...
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