Newsroom category: Government News

Kentucky Juvenile Justice Facilities Face Allegations of Abuse

May 16, 2024

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched a civil rights investigation into Kentucky’s juvenile justice facilities. This investigation will examine the conditions and practices within these centers, which have raised significant concerns regarding the treatment of juveniles. The investigation is led by the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the […]

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Auction Rate Securities Still Frozen

February 9, 2024

Levin Papantonio is investigating claims against broker-dealers who recommended auction rate securities to investors as an alternative to “cash equivalents.” In fact, almost $330 billion of auction rate securities and other similar investments were recommended to investors as a place to hold cash for those who had short-term time horizons. Of course, these investors were […]

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FINRA Suspends Formerly Registered Broker and Investment Advisor Austin Dutton, Who Targeted Police, Firefighters

November 6, 2023

BrokerCheck reports that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has indefinitely suspended previously registered broker and investment advisor Austin Richard Dutton Jr. (CRD# 2739167) “for failure to comply with an arbitration award or settlement agreement or to satisfactorily respond to a FINRA request to provide information concerning the status of compliance.” As reported in a 2017 article, […]

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