Stifel, Exec To Pay $24.6M To Settle $200M SEC Suit

Law360, New York (December 7, 2016, 4:53 PM EST) -- A Wisconsin federal judge slapped broker-dealer Stifel Nicolaus & Co. and a former top company executive with penalties totaling $24.6 million when he entered final judgment Tuesday to resolve a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suit accusing them of selling $200 million worth of risky collateralized debt obligations to school districts in 2006.

Under the terms of the settlement, Stifel is liable for a civil penalty of $22 million and David Noack, its former senior vice president, is liable for a civil penalty of $100,000, U.S. District Judge Charles N. Clevert Jr. ordered. In addition, both are liable for disgorgement of...

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