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SEC v. Middleton et al., Case No. 19-cv-4625

On August 12, 2019, the SEC commenced an action against Reginald Middleton, Veritaseum, Inc., and Veritaseum, LLC (collectively, the “Defendants”). The SEC alleged that, beginning on April 25, 2017, the Defendants fraudulently raised approximately $14.8 million from the unregistered sales of digital securities called “VERI” based on a series of false and misleading statements to potential and actual investors, including misrepresentations about the potential profitability and viability of Veritaseum’s purported operations, the use of funds raised in the VERI initial coin offering (“VERI ICO”), and the amount of funds raised in the VERI ICO. The SEC further alleged that, after the VERI ICO, Middleton placed manipulative VERI trades on a digital asset platform to artificially increase its price and then publicly touted the price increases.

On November 1, 2019, the Court entered the Final Judgment that ordered the Defendants pay disgorgement of $7,891,600 and prejudgment interest of $582,535 and ordered Middleton to pay a civil penalty of $1,000,000. The Court created the Veritaseum Fair Fund pursuant to Section 308(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, 15 U.S.C. § 7246(a), combining the collected disgorgement, prejudgment interest, and civil penalties for distribution.

Notice: Veritaseum Claims Process Open

By Order dated February 17, 2021 in the action SEC v. Middleton et al., Case No. 19-cv-4625 (WFK) (RER), the Court approved the Veritaseum Fair Fund Claims Process and Distribution Plan.

The portal to submit claims is now open.

All claims must be submitted no later than June 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m (the “Bar Date”).  Claims submitted after the Bar Date will not be eligible for a distribution from the Veritaseum Fair Fund.

 

If you received VERI tokens between April 25, 2017 and August 14, 2019, you may be eligible for compensation from the VERI Fair Fund.

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