UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION vs Law Offices of Jean D. Chen & Jean D. Chen & Golden State Regional Center

Filing Date:October 18, 2018

Case:SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Plaintiff, vs. JEAN DANHONG CHEN, TONY JIANYUN YE, KAI HAO ROBINSON, KUANSHENG CHEN, LAW OFFICES OF JEAN D. CHEN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, TREE LINED HOLDINGS, LLC, and GOLDEN STATE REGIONAL CENTER, LLC

Jurisdiction:Federal District Court for the Northern District of California

Status:Pending

Civil / Criminal:Civil

Cause(s) of Action:

Breach of Contract

Fraud

Description:

This case involves fraud, self-dealing, and unregistered brokerage activity in violation of the federal securities laws. Defendants Attorney Jean Chen (“Chen”), her law firm, Law Offices of Jean D. Chen (the “Law Offices”), and her husband, Tony Ye (“Ye”), were paid over $12 million in undisclosed commissions to sell securities to their legal clients in offerings under the federal EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. They attempted to conceal their unlawful activity with the help of Defendant Kuansheng Chen (“Kuansheng Chen”), who provided an off-shore bank account to receive the transaction-based compensation and posed as the head of a Beijing immigration agency that was actually co-owned and controlled by Chen and Ye.

Files
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2018
Jan
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2019
Attorneys, Regional Centers and Firms
Law Offices of Jean D. ChenUNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSIONJean D. ChenKenneth W. DonnellyGolden State Regional Center

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