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CFTC Charges Proprietary Trader with Spoofing in Soybean Futures Markets

February 6, 2019

 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an Order filing and settling charges against Kevin Crepeau, of Chicago, Illinois, a trader at a proprietary trading firm, for engaging in spoofing in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) soybean futures markets.

An Australian Trader Pled Guilty to Spoofing

February 1, 2019

Jiongsheng (‘Jim’) Zhao, 31, of Sydney, Australia, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp Jr. of the Northern District of Illinois to one count of spoofing.  Zhao was extradited to the United States on Nov. 16 and made his first court appearance on Nov. 19.  Sentencing is scheduled for July 19, 2019, before Judge Tharp.

Record Number of Spoofing Cases Examined

November 18, 2018

Big fraud allegations often mean big settlements will follow. But the settlements the Commodity Futures Trading Commission reached with former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine in early January and Igor Oystacher and his Chicago firm, 3Red Trading LLC, in December were surprisingly puny.