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Federal court sanctions SEC for gross misconduct in Debt Box case

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Federal court sanctions SEC for gross misconduct in Debt Box case

A United States district court has sanctioned the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for demonstrating “bad faith” in its legal actions against Debt Box, a company accused of operating a $50-million fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme.

The court’s decision, articulated by Judge Robert J. Shelby on March 18, highlights the SEC’s misrepresentation of evidence in its August lawsuit to secure a temporary restraining order (TRO) and freeze Debt Box’s assets, alleging that the firm had engaged in fraudulent activities as a provider of software mining licenses.

The SEC claimed that Debt Box had transferred $720,000 overseas and was planning to flee to the United Arab Emirates, potentially moving more assets out of the country. These claims were later found to be misrepresented, with Judge Shelby discovering that the alleged overseas transfer had actually occurred within the United States.

Judge Shelby’s filing criticizes the SEC for its “gross abuse of power” and for undermining the integrity of the judicial process by advancing deliberately false and misleading evidence.

“The bad faith in inextricable from the abusive conduct and a sanction of attorneys’ fees and costs for all expenses resulting from that conduct is appropriate,” said Shelby.

This legal setback for the SEC occurred after the agency initially filed a motion to dismiss the case without prejudice, a request that Judge Shelby denied. The case took a turn when the judge issued a “show cause order” in December, compelling the SEC to justify its actions. In response, the SEC admitted to inaccuracies in its representation of facts during a July hearing and acknowledged its failure to correct misinformation promptly.

SEC enforcement chief Gurbir Grewal issued an apology to Judge Shelby for the inaccuracies, assuring the court of steps to prevent similar errors in the future, including mandatory training sessions for staff starting January 2024. These measures aim to uphold proper standards in seeking emergency relief.

The implications of the Debt Box case extend beyond its immediate legal ramifications, highlighting broader industry concerns over the SEC’s aggressive regulatory stance on cryptocurrency under Chairman Gary Gensler. Critics argue that Gensler’s approach prioritizes legal action over the development of clear, transparent regulations, affecting industry sentiment and trust in the regulatory process.