SEC
Whistleblower
Advocates

January 25, 2017

Raymond H. Barton, William G. Goode, Matthew Charles Briggs, Kenneth Manzo

Market Manipulation

SANCTION AMOUNT: Approximately $8.8 million

Defendants: Raymond H. Barton, William G. Goode, Matthew Charles Briggs, Kenneth Manzo

Settlement of charges that defendants participated in a pump-and-dump scheme that acquired shares of dormant shell companies supposedly in the dietary supplement business, falsely touted news and products stemming from those companies, and dumped the shares on the market for investors to purchase at inflated prices. Manzo admitted to the charges.

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