SEC Charges Tyler L. Andrews With Fraudulent Conduct In Unregistered Security Offering
Denver, CO. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit in Denver against Tyler L. Andrews. Andrews was accused of defrauding investors and making false claims during an unregistered offering. Andrews raised over $1 million for Platinum Travel and Entertainment, LLC, a luxurious travel company owned by Gregory A. Ciccone, whose fraudulent misappropriation of funds led to the loss of all funds. The SEC had previously accused Platinum Travel and Entertainment, LLC, as well as Ciccone of fraud.
According to the complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on February 28, Andrews provided promissory note to 17 investors. He claimed that the money would be used to book hotel reservations for Platinum’s high-end, luxury travel business. SEC charges Andrews with making several false statements, including misrepresenting Ciccone and his background, failing to disclose Ciccone’s previous fraud convictions, falsely claiming an attorney had performed due diligence on promissory note, and misleading investors regarding the collateral that secured the loans. Andrews also failed to disclose the fact that the travel concierge company was not paying on time the promissory note.
Andrews has been charged by the SEC with violating anti-fraud provisions of Securities Act of 1933 as well as Securities Exchange Act of 1935. Andrews was also accused in the complaint of failing register the securities offering, as required under the Securities Act. Andrews has accepted permanent injunctions and disgorgement with prejudgment, $75,000 civil penalties, and a ban of ten years from being an officer or director without admitting to or denying any of the allegations. The settlement awaits court approval.
Matthew L. Skidmore was the SEC investigator and was overseen by Mary S. Brady. Nicholas P. Heinke and Jason J. Burt were also involved. Leslie J. Hughes, a trial lawyer, provided assistance to Mr. Burt and Mr. Heinke under the supervision Gregory A. Kasper.
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