Defendant Must Stay In CDO Fraud Suit Against ICP: Judge

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 8:09 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a longtime friend of ICP Asset Management founder Thomas C. Priore from a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suit alleging Priore defrauded investors in collateralized debt obligations that were invested primarily in mortgage-backed securities.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan denied a motion for dismissal from Bertrand H. Smyers, who took partial control of Priore's houses and other property before the SEC filed its lawsuit against the ICP founder. The SEC claims Priore and ICP deliberately...
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