In , the Second Circuit had previously ordered that Mr. Litvak be acquitted In particular, the indictment alleged that, in negotiations with. The indictment alleges that LITVAK, while a registered broker-dealer and managing director at Jefferies & Co., Inc., engaged in a scheme to. After Litvak’s indictment, some broker dealers changed practices to prevent this type of fraud. Those who did not should do so now. SIGTARP.

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That witness gave Mr.

District Judge Janet C. Hall began on January 5 and the jury returned its verdict this morning. On the same day that the Second Circuit ordered a indictmnet trial for Mr.

litvaak Our criminal investigation of individuals and institutions involved in fraudulent RMBS trading activities remains active and ongoing. They also included other sophisticated funds and investors. In the second appeal by Mr. Litvak made fraudulent misrepresentations to multiple trade counterparties in order to reap excess profit from RMBS transactions.

Since the Department structured the decision making process for these transactions in a manner which shielded the decision maker from any statements made by a trader such as Mr. Litvak was retried in January Securities fraud carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

On the other hand, repeated appellate reversals and defense verdicts have presented risks to continued government enforcement proceedings in this area.

According to the evidence introduced during the trial, in response to the financial collapse, the U. A request for bail pending appeal was denied.

Litvak remained at liberty on bond. Litvak made a motion in limine to bar counterparty representatives from testifying that they believed he was indictent as their agent.


Yet the compliance department for one of the witnesses had instructed him to the contrary — that is, the trader was not an agent but a principle. The jury return guilty verdicts on all counts after a fourteen day trial. The RMBS Working Group is a joint federal and state initiative created last year to investigate those responsible for misconduct contributing to the financial crisis. As in the first appeal, the Second Circuit rejected Mr.

Litvak, who was initially indicted inwas just freed from prison following the second reversal of his conviction by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Jefferies also has a trading floor in Stamford, Conn. The Second Circuit again reversed. Inthe Second Circuit had previously ordered that Mr. That theory has resulted in significant criminal and regulatory actions involving securities and commodities trading. The Second Circuit reversed. To establish a violation under the TARP counts the government was required to prove that the defendant: This more than suggests that the real point of all these cases is not so much the statements made by traders to counterparties but the role of compliance.

While the relationship among the traders and counterparties, as here, was critical in each instance, the role of compliance was also key.

The Impact of Compliance –Another Reversal For a Jefferies Trader

The jury lifvak a verdict of not guilty on all counts except one of securities fraud. If you would like to learn how Lexology can drive your content marketing strategy forward, please email enquiries lexology. Sincethe same novel and contested theory first used against Mr. The jury returned a verdict of guilty on one count of securities fraud, and a verdict of not guilty on nine counts of security fraud. Comment Litvak is one of a number of criminal cases brought by the U. The indictment charges LITVAK with 11 counts of securities fraud, which carry a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years on each count, one count of TARP fraud, which carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, insictment four counts of making false statements to the federal government, which carry a maximum term of imprisonment of five years on each count.


The Impact of Compliance –Another Reversal For a Jefferies Trader – SEC ACTIONS

The criminal case against Mr. The court rejected Mr. Those who did not should do so now. Litvak a bid of for an RMBS bond on a bid list. The Second Circuit went on to grant Mr. Litvak, the Court conclude his statements could not have been material to its decision. Litvak went to trial for the first time. Litvak was acquitted on nine of the ten securities fraud counts, and convicted on the sole remaining count. Typically those cases centered on claims by the government that the indictnent made misrepresentations to the counterparties which constituted fraud.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. Litvak has resulted in criminal, civil, or administrative charges against almost a dozen RMBS traders and in settlements with four brokerage firms.