15:54:30 EDT Wed 22 Sep 2021
Enter Symbol
or Name
USA
CA



Login ID:
Password:
Save

SEC freezes Abujudeh's bank, brokerage accounts

2021-07-27 20:32 ET - Street Wire

Also Street Wire (U-BRZL) Scepter Holdings Inc
Also Street Wire (U-CPMD) CannaPharmaRx Inc
Also Street Wire (U-ODYY) Odyssey Group International Inc

This item is part of Stockwatch's value added news feed and is only available to Stockwatch subscribers.

Here is a sample of this item:

by Mike Caswell

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has won an order freezing the assets of Charlie Abujudeh, the California man charged for the paid promotion of three companies, including CannaPharmaRx Inc. of Calgary. The order, which includes accounts at Canaccord Genuity Inc. and a law firm in Ontario, allows Mr. Abujudeh to withdraw $13,000 per month for his expenses. (All figures are in U.S. dollars.) He may also use $500,000 to pay his lawyer.

The asset freeze order comes as part of a case in which the SEC claims that Mr. Abujudeh, 48, was behind the fraudulent promotions of CannaPharmaRx and two other stocks between August, 2019, and September, 2020. The SEC says that he acquired control of the companies and then paid for campaigns that included cold-callers and misleading e-mails. He generated $3.3-million selling shares of CannaPharmaRx alone, according to the SEC.

Details of the asset freeze are contained in an order handed down on Tuesday, July 27, in federal court in New York. The order freezes accounts at several institutions, including Wells Fargo Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase. It also applies to an account at Blacktower Financial Management (International) Ltd. in the Cayman Islands and to money Mr. Abujudeh has at Ontario law firm Borden Family Lawyers. (The SEC says that he holds a family trust account at that firm, and has received transfers in the millions of dollars from that account in the past.)

The remainder is available to Stockwatch subscribers.
Sign-up for a FREE 30-day Stockwatch subscription and SEE NO ADS

© 2021 Canjex Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.


Reader Comments - Comments are open to paying subscribers of Stockwatch and unmoderated, although libelous remarks, obscene language and impersonations may be deleted. Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of Stockwatch.
For information regarding Canadian libel law, please view the University of Ottawa's FAQ regarding Defamation and SLAPPs.