The government has opened a new front in its probe of financial firms' dealings in the mortgage market, filing civil fraud charges Monday against an investment adviser and his firm in connection with complex securities during the 2007 housing bust. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused Thomas Priore and ICP Asset Management of fraudulently managing the securities in a way that cost investors tens of millions of dollars and improperly reaped millions in fees and undisclosed profits at the expense of clients.
SEC Accuses Money Manager of Fraud Tied to Housing Bust
The Associated Press
June 22, 2010