Stock Boiler Room Investigation

November 14, 2022

In connection with a Securities Investor Protection Corporation liquidation matter, a WCF executive oversaw the analysis and disposition of assets belonging to the broker dealer and its executives who were involved in insider trading and a series of pump and dump schemes. The team used data analytics to analyze over 10 million outbound phone calls in an effort to identify assets recoverable to the trustee who could then return assets to victims. The phone records analysis revealed that hundreds of calls were placed to banks, law and accounting firms located in several offshore, money laundering safe haven countries enabling the investigative team to identify financial institutions where some of the proceeds of the fraud had been transferred. This effort enabled the trustee to pursue the repatriation of those assets through Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty requests and letters rogatory procedures.