SEC
Whistleblower
Attorneys

July 24, 2017

Andrew I. Farmer, Charles E. Grob Jr., Baldemar Rios, Carolyn Austin

Market Manipulation

SANCTION AMOUNT: Approximately $9,433,000

Defendants: Andrew I. Farmer, Charles E. Grob Jr., Baldemar Rios, Carolyn Austin

Pump-and-dump scheme involving Chimera Energy Corp., a company that purportedly developed revolutionary technology to enable environmentally friendly oil and gas production. Farmer was found to be the primary orchestrator, Grob and Rios were charged with serving as figurehead CEOs, and Austin was charged with facilitating the scheme by dumping shares in the midst of Farmer's promotional efforts.

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