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[18 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 3,104 views]
New York Attorney General Sues Charles Schwab Over Auction Rate Securities (ARS) Sales

From Investment Fraud Blawg, Securities Fraud Blawg, and Stockbroker Fraud Blawg:
Yesterday, August 17, 2009, the Attorney General of the state of New York announced that it had filed a lawsuit against Charles Schwab & Co. for its sales of auction rate securities. According to the press release, the Complaint charges Schwab with violations of the Martin Act for:
falsely representing auction rate securities as liquid, short-term investments without discussing the risks. These representations gave investors a false sense of security that …