The SEC filed a civil injunction action charging Positron Corporation of Westmont, Illinois, Patrick G. Rooney of Oak Brook , Illinois and John R. Rooney of Jupiter, Florida, for orchestrating a market manipulation scheme involving the stock of Positron. The case was filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
The SEC complaint alleges that Positron, Patrick Rooney and John Rooney, engaged in market manipulation fraud by making a payment to a stock promoter who purchased shares of Positron in the open market ahead of planned press releases to help them manipulate the price of the stock, an activity designed to generate the appearance of legitimate market activity in an attempt to artificially increase the trading and price and volume.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced criminal charges against Patrick and John Rooney as well.
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