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Atty Tied To $1B Mutual Benefits Scam Settles SEC Suit

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 1:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday settled a suit in Florida against an imprisoned Mutual Benefits Corp. attorney over his part in an offering fraud that scammed investors out of more than $1 billion by misrepresenting securities backed by life insurance policies.

Michael J. McNerney, who is in prison for five years after pleading guilty in a parallel criminal suit, agreed to a permanent injunction barring him from further violation of securities laws.

The SEC accused McNerney of fraud in the sale of unregistered...
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Case Information

Case Title

Securities & Exchange Commission v. McNerney

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit



Ursula Ungaro

Date Filed

April 29, 2012

Government Agencies

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