SEC Investigates Medifast, $200,000 Penalty & Cease-and-Desist Order

Posted by Juliette Gibsonon Tue, Oct 01, 2013 @ 09:41 AM

This is a great article looking at the outcome of a recent SEC investigation into Medifast's financial reporting from 2006 through 2009.  Medifast disclosed, without admitting or denying the SEC's findings, that under the terms of the settlement it has consented to a Cease-and-Desist Order and agreed to pay a $200,000 civil penalty.

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Tags: Internal Controls, audit, 10k, White Collar Fraud, disclosure, SEC, SEC fines, audit deficiency, Internal Control Deficiency

SEC Proposes Disclosure of CEO vs. Median Employee Pay Ratio

Posted by Teresa Bockwoldton Wed, Sep 18, 2013 @ 03:37 PM

This is a great article from FEI today. This seems to only serve the purpose of letting everyone know how severe the pay inequalities may be at any one organization so it should prove interesting to see if this moves beyond just a proposed ruling phase...

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Tags: Securities and Exchange Commission, disclosure, accounting, purposed rulings

Should you Disclose your Social Media Content?

Posted by Alex Roweon Wed, Mar 27, 2013 @ 11:34 AM

Social media has previously not been an issue when it came to your SEC or other public filings, but that may be changing...  

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Tags: Internal Controls, social media, best-practice, FINRA, disclosure, Vibato, SEC, Division of Investment Management