SEC
Whistleblower
Advocates

June 30, 2016

Brent Howard Chapman

Market Manipulation

SANCTION AMOUNT: $2,800,000

Defendants: Brent Howard Chapman

Consent judgment, upon allegations that defendant acquired a position of more than 5% of Americas Energy common stock without publicly disclosing his beneficial ownership, then coordinated an aggressive, multi-million dollar campaign to promote the stock through blast e-mails and direct mailings that contained false and misleading statements. Simultaneously, defendant allegedly dumped the stock through an intricate web of international accounts and foreign domiciled financial institutions.

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