Cracking Down On Securities Fraud In Fla.

Law360, New York (September 11, 2009, 12:57 PM EDT) -- With more than half of U.S. households investing in the securities markets, it's rare to come across anyone who has not been affected by the rampant ponzi schemes and other securities frauds perpetrated in recent years.

It is no wonder that the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have a renewed zeal for seeking out and prosecuting these offenses.

But federal authorities are not the only ones seeking to protect investors from securities fraud. As home to many wealthy retirees, Florida...
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