September 8, 2015- North Palm Beach, Florida
Bankrate Inc (RATE.N) resolved an action filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it engaged in accounting fraud to ensure that financial results met expectations of analysts by agreeing to pay $15 million.
Former Chief Financial Officer Edward DiMaria and former director of accounting Matthew Gamsey were also named in the complaint and are continuing to defend that action. Former vice president Hyunjin Lerner reached a settlement with the SEC for $180,045.
The SEC alleged that Bankrate posted artificial results in July 2012 which caused the stock to rise of 10%. Shortly thereafter DiMaria sold $2 million of company stock at the inflated price, according to the SEC.
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