Ex-SEC Atty Convicted In Pump-And-Dump Ducks Civil Fine

Law360, New York (August 19, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT) -- A Michigan federal judge refused Friday to issue a civil fine against Phillip Windom Offill Jr., a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer convicted in a multimillion-dollar pump-and-dump stock manipulation scheme.

U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen denied the penalty request made by the SEC in its 2007 fraud suit against one of its own former attorneys, who was sentenced in April 2010 to 8 years in prison and ordered to forfeit nearly $5 million.

In his opinion, which he issued only on the briefs...
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