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United States District Court for the District of Columbia
March 4, 2019, Decided
Case No. 1:18-CV-2243-TNM
CONSENT ORDER FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION, CIVIL MONETARY PENALTY, AND OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF AGAINST DEFENDANTS 1POOL LTD. AND PATRICK BRUNNER
On September 27, 2018, Plaintiff Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("Plaintiff" or "Commission") filed a Complaint against Defendants 1pool Ltd. ("1pool") and its chief executive officer and principal, Patrick Brunner ("Brunner") (collectively "Defendants") seeking injunctive and other equitable relief, as well as the imposition of civil penalties, for violations of the Commodity Exchange Act ("Act"), 7 U.S.C. §§ 1-26 (2012), and the Commission's Regulations ("Regulations") promulgated thereunder, 17 C.F.R. pts. 1-190 (2018).
II CONSENTS AND AGREEMENTS
To effect settlement of all charges alleged in the Complaint against Defendants without [*2] a trial on the merits or any further judicial proceedings, Defendants:
1. Consent to the entry of this Consent Order;
2. Affirm that they have read and agreed to this Consent Order voluntarily, and that no promise, other than as specifically contained herein, or threat, has been made by the Commission or any member, officer, agent or representative thereof, or by any other person, to induce consent to this Consent Order;
3. Acknowledge service of the summons and Complaint;
4. Admit the jurisdiction of this Court over them and the subject matter of this action pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1331 (2012), 28 U.S.C. § 1345 (2012), and Section 6c of the Act, 7 U.S.C. § 13a-1 (2012);
5. Admit the jurisdiction of the Commission over the conduct and transactions at issue in this action pursuant to the Act;
6. Admit that venue properly lies with this Court pursuant to 7 U.S.C. § 13a-1(e) (2012);
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2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68993 *
COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION, 1155 21st Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20581, Plaintiff, v. 1POOL LTD. and PATRICK BRUNNER Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake Island, Majuro, Marshall Islands MH 96960, Defendants.
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