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Bloomberg Article Hints That Judge Rakoff May Reject the Settlement Between the SEC and Citigroup and the Parties Will Have to Renegotiate

A Thursday, November 24, 2011 article from Bob Van Voris on Bloomerg.com states that Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. may have to pay more than the proposed $285 million settlement with the SEC to satisfy Judge Jed Rakoff that the accord is fair. The article hints that Judge Rakoff may be displeased with the settlement because … Continue Reading

SEC v. Citigroup: The Commission Responds to Judge Rakoff’s Questions and Gives Some Insight Into the Settlement Process

On Monday, November 7, 2011, the SEC filed its Brief in response to questions posed by the Court regarding the proposed settlement in SEC v. Citigroup, No. 11-cv-7387 (S.D.N.Y.). In answering the Court’s questions, the Commission emphasized that "[t]he proposed consent judgment embodying this settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable, and should be entered by … Continue Reading

Judge Rakoff Raises a Number of Questions About the Proposed Settlement Between the SEC and Citigroup

On Thursday, October 27, 2011, New York federal Judge Jed Rakoff issued an Order in the SEC’s case against Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. (previously discussed here), scheduling a hearing for November 9, 2011. In the Order, Judge Rakoff said "[t]he Court is required to ascertain whether the proposed judgment is fair, reasonable, adequate, and in … Continue Reading

For the First Time, The SEC Rewards Cooperation By Entering Into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement

In January 2010, the SEC announced "a series of measures to further strengthen its enforcement program by encouraging greater cooperation from individuals and companies in the agency’s investigations and enforcement actions." One of those measures included the use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPA"). On Tuesday May 17, the SEC announced that it has entered into … Continue Reading