Securities and Exchange Commission v. Stanley B. McDuffie (f/k/a Stanley Roberson and Stanley Battle) and Jilapuhn, Inc., d/b/a Her Majesty’s Credit Union, LLC, Civil Action No. [1:12-cv-02939] (D. Colo., filed November 8, 2012).
SEC Charges Purported Credit Union and Its Principal with Offering Fraud
Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil injunctive action in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado against Stanley B. McDuffie, a resident of Denver, Colorado, and his entity, Jilapuhn, Inc., d/b/a Her Majesty’s Credit Union (HMCU), in connection with a fraudulent and unregistered offering through which McDuffie and HMCU sold more than $532,000 in alleged certificates of deposits (CDs) to investors.
In its complaint, the Commission alleges that from 2008 to 2012, McDuffie and HMCU lured investors to purchase the CDs through the HMCU website and a branch office in the U.S. Virgin Islands. McDuffie and HMCU held out HMCU as a secure, legitimate, regulated credit union, promised to pay above-market interest rates, and assured investors that their deposits were insured by Lloyd’s of London or the U.S. Virgin Islands’ government. In reality, HMCU was an unregulated, illegitimate credit union that never held share insurance covering investor deposits, and McDuffie and HMCU misappropriated investors’ funds.
The Commission alleges that McDuffie and HMCU violated Sections 5(a), 5(c) and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, and, alternatively, that pursuant to Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act, McDuffie is liable as a control person for HMCU’s violations of Section 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 thereunder.
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