The CFTC entered into a final agreement with two publicly-traded companies to settle charges for wheat futures price manipulation.
Two companies agreed to pay $16 million to settle CFTC charges of wheat futures price manipulation. The CFTC agreed not to make "any public statement about this case."
Two companies that had agreed to a settlement in a wheat futures price manipulation case, filed a motion for contempt against the CFTC for allegedly violating "gag order" provisions of the agreement.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Business Conduct Committee fined and barred two traders for disruptive trading and wash trade violations.