Which is a pity. This from Stockwatch:
Ontario’s Bobby Genovese has agreed
to a permanent penny stock ban and to pay $4.5-million to settle civil
charges that he faces from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
for the manipulation of Liberty Silver Corp. (All figures are in U.S.
dollars.) The SEC had cited him for touting the stock while failing to
disclose the sale of millions of shares. According to the regulator, he
unloaded $17.5-million worth of stock, generating an $8-million profit.
settlement with Mr. Genovese is contained in a judgment filed on July
1, 2019, in federal court in New York. Mr. Genovese has agreed to
disgorge $3.8-million in gains, plus interest, and to pay a $300,000
civil penalty. He has also accepted a permanent penny stock ban. In
accepting the sanctions, Mr. Genovese did not admit to any wrongdoing.
The disgorgement portion of the settlement applies to Mr. Genovese and
to his private company, BG Capital Group Ltd.