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The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday that it has named G. Jeffrey Boujoukos as the new associate regional director for enforcement in its Philadelphia office.

Boujoukos joined the SEC in 2009 as regional trial counsel, and since then he has supervised the trial unit in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the SEC, he was an associate and then a partner in the litigation department of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

“Jeff is a thoughtful lawyer and manager who can be counted on for sound advice,” Andrew Ceresney, director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, said in a statement. “I am pleased that the enforcement program in Philadelphia will continue to benefit from his skills and experience.”

During his time with the SEC in Philadelphia, Boujoukos has litigated matters involving insider trading, Ponzi schemes, investment and adviser fraud and other violations of securities laws. According to the SEC, one of the most notable cases Boujoukos has prosecuted was a trial in fall 2013 against financial services company AIC Inc., its subsidiary, Community Bankers Securities, and its CEO, Nicholas Skaltsounis, which were accused of committing fraud in relation to the sale of millions of dollars of stock and promissory notes.

In his new role as associate regional director, Boujoukos will head up the oversight of the Philadelphia office’s enforcement efforts throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
“It has been a privilege to work with the talented attorneys and staff in the Philadelphia office,” Boujoukos said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to collaborate with staff to build on the office’s strong track record of protecting investors and enforcing the federal securities laws.”