Mining Exec Forged Documents: SEC

Law360, New York (January 27, 2010, 1:33 PM EST) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused a gold mining company and its top executive of forging an audit report, a legal opinion and a geologist's report — and making other false and misleading statements — in an attempt to sell $600,000 worth of common stock to the public.

Tsukuda-America Inc. and John W. Petros, 50, the company's sole officer and director, filed a registration statement with the SEC in March 2009 representing that they sought to sell 3 million shares of common stock at...
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