SEC Enforcement Actions Up 14% From Last Year

Law360, New York (November 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission stepped up its enforcement efforts over the past year, causing the number of actions brought by regulators to jump 14%, according to the agency.

The SEC said on Thursday that it had initiated 656 enforcement actions in fiscal year 2007, a 14% increase from the number filed in fiscal year 2006. SEC Chairman Christopher Cox said that the results demonstrate that the SEC “continues to be the gold standard of securities-law enforcement.”

Of the actions brought, 220, or about one-third...
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