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Federal Court Orders Purported Metals Dealer and His Companies to Pay More Than $8 million for Fraud and Misappropriation of Customer Funds in CFTC Action

March 8, 2019

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that a Florida federal court ordered Carlos Javier Ramirez (Ramirez) and his companies, Royal Leisure International, Inc. (RLI) and Gold Chasers, Inc. (GCI), to pay restitution and civil monetary penalties for fraudulently soliciting customers to purchase physical gold and misappropriating their funds.

In CFTC Action, Former Trader Krishna Mohan Admits to Engaging in Spoofing and Manipulative Scheme at a Proprietary Trading Firm

March 5, 2019

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an Order filing and settling charges against Krishna Mohan (Mohan), in which Mohan admits to engaging in manipulative and deceptive schemes, along with other individuals, which involved thousands of acts of spoofing (bidding or offering with the intent to cancel the bid or offer before execution) in a variety of futures contracts traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade. The Order finds that Mohan engaged in this unlawful activity while trading for his former employer, a proprietary trading firm named as “Firm A” in the Order.