Mealey's Bankruptcy - Federal Agency Seeks $645M Penalty For Fraud Of Bankrupt Peregrine Financial

CHICAGO - The U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on April 16 filed a brief in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois seeking a $645 million penalty against bankrupt Peregrine Financial Group Inc. for what it calls "blatant fraud" related to when Peregrine's leader misappropriated in excess of $210 million customer funds and made false statements to the CFTC (U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission v. Peregrine Financial Group Inc., et al., No. 12-05383, N.D. Ill.).

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