Enforcement Actions

The CFTC Division of Enforcement investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations. The CFTC takes enforcement actions against individuals and firms registered with the Commission, those who are engaged in commodity futures and option trading on designated domestic exchanges, and those who improperly market futures and options contracts.

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Date ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS
CFTC Orders Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. to Pay Approximately $25 Million for Spoofing, Manipulation, and Attempted Manipulation in Precious Metals Futures
CFTC Announces Approximately $2.5 Million Whistleblower Award
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Imposes Permanent Trading Ban against Defendant in CFTC False Statements and Solicitation Fraud Action
CFTC Charges Company and its Principal in $147 Million Fraudulent Bitcoin Trading Scheme
CFTC Charges CEO of Managed Fund with Misappropriation, Fraud, and Making False Statements to NFA
CFTC Charges Former Natural Gas Head Trader with Fraudulently Mismarking Futures and Physical Trades
CFTC’s Division of Enforcement Issues First Public Enforcement Manual
CFTC Announces Approximately $1.5 Million Whistleblower Award
CFTC Charges Principals of Binary Options Trading Firm with $4.8 Million Fraud Scheme
Federal Court Orders Binary Options Firm and Principal to Pay More Than $22 Million for Fraudulent Scheme