Market manipulation allegations arise when intentional interference with the free and fair operation of the market is said to have happened by way of the alleged establishment of untrue or misleading appearances regarding the price of or market for a security.
In light of recent market volatility, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has been taking an “extra close look” at any suspicious activity, something the SEC does on a regular basis (SEC prosecution of market manipulation cases has increased more than 45 percent in the past year).
Investigations of alleged market manipulation are extensive and intrusive, and in the event of a conviction, fines imposed are frequently very large.
Yet dramatic upheavals often do not have to be manipulated; indeed, drastic and sudden changes in the market are often only an illustration of its ability to withstand the impact of external forces. Able legal representation is key to the avoidance of punishment for a crime that was never committed.
If you are facing charges of market manipulation, there is much that you can yet do. To insulate yourself from the consequences of prosecution, Contact one of the Blanch Law Firm's experienced market manipulation attorneys by calling 888-984-5579 .