UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION vs Martin J. Lawler
Filing Date:August 24, 2016
Case:SEC admintrative proceeding against 'Respondent' Martin J. Lawler
Jurisdiction:Securities & Exchange Commission
Civil / Criminal:Civil
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) deems it appropriate that cease-and-desist proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), against Martin J. Lawler (“Respondent”).
In anticipation of the institution of these proceedings, Respondent has submitted an Offer of Settlement (the “Offer”) which the Commission has determined to accept. Solely for the purpose of these proceedings and any other proceedings brought by or on behalf of the Commission, or to which the Commission is a party, and without admitting or denying the findings herein, except as to the Commission’s jurisdiction over him and the subject matter of these proceedings, which are admitted, and except as provided herein in Section V, Respondent consents to the entry of this Order Instituting Cease-and-Desist Proceedings, Pursuant to Section 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Making Findings, and Imposing Remedial Sanctions and a Cease-and-Desist Order (“Order”), as set forth below.
On the basis of this Order and Respondent’s Offer, the Commission finds that:
Respondent violated Section 15(a)(1) of the Exchange Act by acting as an unregistered broker-dealer in connection with his representation of clients who were seeking U.S. residency through the Immigrant Investor Program. Respondent, an immigration attorney, recommended that his clients participate in the Immigrant Investor Program by investing in securities offered through an EB-5 Regional Center and helped effect the purchases. In addition to receiving legal fees from his clients, Respondent received a commission from the Regional Center for each investment he facilitated.
Cease and Desist Order
ORDER INSTITUTING CEASE-AND-DESIST PROCEEDINGS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 21C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS AND A CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDERlaw.pdf
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