October 30, 2007
Court Finds Former Corporate Counsel Committed Securities Fraud
On October 25, 2007, the federal district court in New York, after a trial, issued a decision finding Moneesh K. Bakshi, former corporate counsel to Ramoil Management Ltd., liable for securities fraud for having submitted false and misleading documents to the SEC, specifically: (1) submitting a false and misleading Form10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 1999, which included a phony audit opinion; and (2) filing four false and misleading Forms S-8, which fraudulently issued shares of Ramoil stock to four offshore consulting firms in exchange for non-existent "consulting services," and included false attorney opinion letters by Bakshi. The Court enjoined Bakshi from future violations of the securities laws, ordered him to pay a $100,000 civil penalty, and enjoined Bakshi from representing clients before the Commission and filing any documents with the Commission.
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