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Federal Court Orders Binary Options Firm and Principal to Pay More Than $22 Million for Fraudulent Scheme

May 7, 2019

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that Judge Timothy Corrigan of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered a Consent Order for Permanent Injunction, Civil Monetary Penalty, and Other Equitable Relief (Order) against Dr. Michael Shahand Zilmil, Inc. (Zilmil) (collectively, defendants) of Jacksonville, Florida, who engaged in a large-scale internet fraud scheme from at least June 2013 through July 10, 2017 (the Relevant Period) involving off-exchange binary options.

CFTC Obtains $2.1 Million Judgment Against Iowa Commodity Trader for Fraudulent Scheme

December 25, 2018

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that on November 26, an Order and Judgment by Default (Order) was entered against Lon Olen Friedrichsen (Friedrichsen) of Alton, Iowa in connection with a fraudulent scheme to illegally trade NYMEX West Texas Intermediate Light Sweet Crude Oil futures contracts on behalf of customers.