In a separate unlawful scheme, the Defendants, between
ST Metals solicited retail customers to engage in off-exchange leveraged, margined, or financed precious metals transactions. Under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank Act), these transactions are illegal unless they result in actual delivery of metal within 28 days. The Complaint alleges that metals were never actually delivered in connection with these precious metals transactions. Instead, the Complaint alleges, ST Metals engaged in a series of transactions that ended with over-the-counter derivative trades in margin trading accounts in the name of Loreley with two
In its continuing litigation against ST Metals, Loreley, and Escobio, the CFTC seeks disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, restitution for the benefit of customers, civil monetary penalties, permanent registration and trading bans, and a permanent injunction from future violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, as charged.
The CFTC thanks the
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