Commodity Futures Trading Commission ( CFTC )


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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency of the United States government that regulates futures and option markets. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-463) created the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to replace the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Exchange Authority, as the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the futures trading industry. The Act made extensive changes in the basic authority of Commodity Exchange Act of 1936, which itself had made extensive changes in the original Grain Futures Act of 1923. (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.)

CFTC press release, blog etc

10/11/2017 - 16:13 CFTC Charges California Resident Scott Allensworth, His Company E-Slate, Inc., Nevada Resident Robert J. Fusco, and Kentucky Resident David Weddle with Fraud, Misappropriation, and Registration Violations
10/10/2017 - 16:05 CFTC Finds that Proprietary Trading Firm Arab Global Commodities DMCC Engaged in Spoofing of Copper Futures Contracts
10/10/2017 - 08:27 Federal Court Enters More than $2 Million Judgment against Grand Island, Nebraska, Resident Who Controlled International Fraudulent Scheme
10/03/2017 - 14:51 Petal Walker, Chief Counsel to Former CFTC Commissioner Bowen, Leaving Agency
09/29/2017 - 14:12 CFTC Orders Logista Advisors LLC to Pay $250,000 for Supervision Failures Related to Spoofing on a Foreign Futures Exchange
09/29/2017 - 13:51 CFTC Charges California Residents Hasan Sarwar a/k/a Alexander Sarwar, and Rachida Elfrimi With Operating a $1.19 Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme and Registration Violations
09/28/2017 - 16:46 CFTC Orders Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC to Pay $500,000 for Supervision Failures
09/28/2017 - 11:02 CFTC Orders Connecticut-Based Tillage Commodities, LLC to Pay a $150,000 Civil Monetary Penalty for Supervision Failures
09/28/2017 - 10:18 CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Appoints Brian A. Bussey as Director of the Division of Division of Clearing and Risk
09/25/2017 - 15:36 CFTCs Division of Market Oversight Extends Existing Relief and Provides Additional Relief for Reporting Parties from Reporting Obligations as Required by the OCR Final Rule
09/25/2017 - 10:25 CFTC Orders Citibank, N.A. and London-based Citigroup Global Markets Limited to Pay a $550,000 Penalty for Swap Data Reporting Violations Involving Legal Entity Identifier Information and Related Supervision Failures
09/22/2017 - 12:54 CFTC Orders Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated to Pay $2.5 Million to Settle Charges of Supervision Failures and Recordkeeping Violations
09/21/2017 - 11:36 CFTC Charges Nicholas Gelfman and Gelfman Blueprint, Inc. with Fraudulent Solicitation, Misappropriation, and Issuing False Account Statements in Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme
09/20/2017 - 12:00 CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Appoints Matthew B. Kulkin as Director of the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight
09/19/2017 - 09:53 CFTCs Office of Data and Technology Improves Online Filing Portal for CFTC Form 40
09/06/2017 - 15:34 Rostin Behnam Sworn In as a Commissioner of the CFTC
09/06/2017 - 09:40 CFTC Charges Monex Deposit Company, its Affiliates, and their Principals in Multi-Million Dollar Fraudulent Precious Metals Scheme
09/05/2017 - 11:41 Commissioner Quintenz Names Kevin Webb New Chief of Staff