In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a pair of affiliated interdealer brokers settled CFTC fraud charges related to fictitious bids that had not been made and reported trades that had not occurred.
OFAC designated a Chinese company and two individuals to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List. The designations were linked to human rights abuse in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
In a briefing before the Energy and Environmental Market Advisory Committee, the CFTC's Market Intelligence Branch concluded that "the derivatives markets appear resilient in the face of lower liquidity and historic volatility and volume."
In a new report on the Small Business Administration 7(A) Loan Guaranty Program, the Congressional Research Service summarized pending legislation to assist small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19.
The SEC charged the former CEO and president of a Nasdaq-traded security technology company and three other individuals in a fraudulent broker bribery scheme. The DOJ filed charges against one of the individuals in a parallel action.