Craig L. Josephberg—Defrauding Company Investors, Pump-and-Dump Scheme

Craig L. Josephberg Allegedly Pocketed Millions in a Purported Pump-and- Dump Scheme

Craig L. Josephberg, of New York City, allegedly took in millions from investors while running an intricate pump-and-dump scheme involving shares of a medical education company, CodeSmart, and two other microcap stocks, according to recent SEC Documents currently under review by attorneys Joe Peiffer and Alan Rosca.

The SEC goes on to allege that Josephberg ran a stock market manipulation ring which issued misleading press releases. In addition, the SEC has suspended trading in one of the microcap companies before they could illegally profit further, according to said SEC Documents.

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf investor rights lawyers are currently investigating Craig L. Josephberg and his alleged pump-and-dump scheme.

Craig L. Josephberg Facing a Permanent Injunction and Disgorgement of Ill-gotten Gains along with Prejudgment Interest, Financial penalties, and Penny Stock Bars

Craig L. Josephberg and Matthew A. Bell allegedly acquired some 3 million restricted shares of CodeSmart stock following its reverse merger into a public shell company in May 2013, and then improperly flooded the market with the shares as though they were unrestricted, according to SEC Documents being reviewed by attorneys Joe Peiffer and Alan Rosca.

Josephberg and Bell then allegedly engaged in a promotional campaign to hype the stock by materially issuing misleading CodeSmart press releases, the SEC notes. Then, Bell and Josephberg invested their brokerage clients in CodeSmart, often using their retirement funds to purchase the purportedly unrestricted shares, according to the SEC.

Finally, Bell and Josephberg allegedly dumped their own shares on the market, and CodeSmart’s stock price crashed to earth from a peak of nearly $7 per share, according to the SEC. CodeSmart is now currently trading below 10 cents, according to recent market reports.

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf Securities Lawyers Investigating

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf investor rights lawyers often represent investors who lose money as a result of alleged Ponzi schemes. They are currently investigating Craig L. Josephberg for allegedly operating a pump-and-dump scheme. They take most cases of this type on a contingency fee basis and advance the case costs, and only get paid for their fees and costs out of money they recover for their clients.

Investors who believe they lost money as a result of Craig L. Josephberg for his alleged pump-and-dump scheme may contact the investment rights lawyers at Peiffer Rosca Wolf, Alan Rosca or Joe Peiffer, for a free, no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options, at 888-998-0520.

Broker: Craig L. Josephberg

Status: INVESTIGATED by Peiffer Rosca.

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Alan Rosca (1157 Posts)

Alan is a securities lawyer. He also teaches Securities Regulation at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He focuses his legal practice on complex commercial and financial litigation and arbitration, particularly in the areas of securities and investment fraud. His office is in Cleveland, Ohio.


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