Was it too harsh or not harsh enough?
The Wall Street Journal reports that the SEC voted to reject a settlement against Phil Falcone and his hedge fund Harbinger Capital. If accepted, Flacone would been barred from the securities industry for two years, and paid an $18 million fine.
Falcone would not have been forced to admit or deny that he was guilty of charges that he used a $113.2 million of Harbinger money as a loan to pay personal taxes in in 2009.
It is unclear if the SEC means to make the sentence more severe, as the agency’s filing only says that they voted to reject the settlement “on principle.”
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