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Friday, December 7, 2012

Massachusetts Goes After Sales of Unregistered Oil& Gas Securities in its State

Investment News reports that Massachusetts filed fraud charges against two oil and gas operations that allegedly sold unregistered securities to Massachusetts investors.  In one case, Prodigy Oil and Gas allegedly sold at least $464,000 in unregistered securities to one investor and employed a cold-caller who had previously been found guilty of fraud.  Fraud charges against Synergy Oil and two of its executives allege the sale of $35,000 in unregistered securities to two investors.  Massachusetts Secretary William Galvin has been an outspoken critic of the crowdfunding exemption contained in the JOBS Act.  Inv News, Crowdfunding takes early hit in Massachusetts

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