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LOM says it has started turning over client records to SEC

Bermuda-based investment firm Lines Overseas Management Ltd. claims to have started turning over client records to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission after losing yet another court ruling. In a filing at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia on February 21, 2006, LOM stated that it “has begun producing documents to the SEC” pursuant to four SEC administrative subpoenas that were served on its Managing Director, Scott Lines, as long ago as April, 2004.

Offshore broker can turn over client records to SEC, rules Bermuda court

In a landmark ruling, Bermuda Supreme Court has determined that offshore investment firm Lines Overseas Management can disclose “confidential” client records and recordings of telephone conversations to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. However, the SEC is not entitled to material that is subject to attorney-client privilege or concerns interviews with former LOM president Brian Lines that were conducted by the Bermuda Monetary Authority after the BMA had given assurances of confidentiality.

LOM secures stay of order requiring compliance with SEC subpoenas

Bermuda-based stockbroker Lines Overseas Management Limited has secured more time in its increasingly desperate battle to avoid co-operating with securities fraud investigations being conducted by the SEC. In an order on January 13, 2006, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit temporarily stayed a lower court's order that LOM and its Managing Director, Scott Lines, comply with four SEC administrative subpoenas by January 17. The ruling was in response to an emergency motion for a stay, pending an appeal, filed that same day by LOM and Lines.

LOM asks Bermuda court to rule on client confidentiality

A hearing is scheduled to take place at Bermuda Supreme Court on Friday to determine whether offshore stockbroker Lines Overseas Management Ltd. is allowed to release client records to the SEC in the United States. The expedited hearing was requested by the LOM group on January 9, 2006 in what appears to be a last-ditch attempt to avoid complying with SEC enforcement subpoenas that were served on it as long as 22 months ago concerning investigations into alleged securities fraud involving shares issued by Sedona Software Solutions Inc. and SHEP Technologies Inc., both of Vancouver, Canada, and HiEnergy Technologies Inc., of Irvine, California.

LOM ordered to comply with SEC subpoenas by Jan. 17

Bermuda-based investment firm Lines Overseas Management Ltd. and its Managing Director, Scott Lines, have been given until January 17, 2006 to comply with four administrative subpoenas concerning securities fraud investigations by the SEC. The deadline for the provision of testimony and documents was set by U. S. District Court Judge Richard Roberts, sitting at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on December 30, 2005 when he turned down an application that was filed almost 12 months by LOM and Lines to stay a Magistrate Judge's ruling that it must comply with the subpoenas.

LOM inquiry causes newsletter writer to flee U. S., says SEC

A newsletter writer has "fled" the United States to avoid being questioned by the SEC about alleged securities fraud by offshore investment firm Lines Overseas Management, it has been claimed.The allegation was among new details that were released by the SEC in a filing on March 31, 2005 at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia, where the Commission is seeking to enforce four subpoenas served on LOM and its Managing Director, Scott Lines, last year concerning two separate investigations into the trading of shares issued by Sedona Software Solutions Inc. and SHEP Technologies Inc., both of Vancouver, Canada, and HiEnergy Technologies Inc., of Irvine, California.

LOM seeks stay of order that they comply with SEC subpoenas

Bermuda-based investment firm Lines Overseas Management and its Managing Director, Scott Lines, have applied for a stay - pending an appeal - of a court order requiring them to turn over information to the SEC for use in two investigations into alleged securities fraud. In a joint motion to the U. S. District Court for the District of Maryland, LOM and Lines, claim that, until a final order is rendered, they "cannot lawfully be required to comply" with four SEC subpoenas and, therefore, the effect of a January 7, 2005 ruling by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay ordering them to comply should be stayed until it becomes final.

LOM and Scott Lines ordered to comply with SEC subpoenas

Bermuda-based investment firm Lines Overseas Management Ltd. and its Managing Director, Scott Lines, have been ordered by a U. S. court to comply with four subpoenas served on them last April by the SEC. The order was issued by Magistrate Judge Alan Kay at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia on January 7, 2005. It is likely that LOM, at least, will appeal the decision, as the firm has previously indicated it would do if the ruling went against it.

SEC says LOM at epicenter of suspected fraud schemes

Bermuda-based investment firm Lines Overseas Management and its two most senior officers "have been at the epicenter of at least two suspected fraudulent schemes", according to the U. S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Furthermore, LOM and brothers Scott and Brian Lines have done "everything possible to keep the SEC from getting to the bottom of it", claimed SEC attorney Michael Lowman at a U. S. court hearing.

Judge reserves judgment after LOM hearing

A United States court has reserved judgment on whether an offshore investment firm and its boss must comply with four subpoenas served on them by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Magistrate Judge Alan Kay did not issue a ruling from the bench at the end of a two-hour hearing on December 10, 2004 at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia, as the SEC had hoped.

SEC v. LOM hearing postponed by ten days

A court hearing in the United States concerning Bermuda based investment firm Lines Overseas Management and its Managing Director, Scott Lines, has been put back by ten days.Following a joint request by all parties, LOM and Lines must now appear

LOM and Scott Lines ordered to appear before US court

Bermuda-based investment firm Lines Overseas Management Ltd. and its Managing Director, Scott Lines, have been ordered to appear before a United States court as part of a securities fraud investigation.The U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order on August 17, 2004 that they must attend a hearing that is scheduled to start at 9.45 a.m. on October 4.

LOM clears itself of wrongdoing

Bermuda-based investment firm Lines Overseas Management Ltd. has denied allegations of securities fraud made against it by the SEC but is still refusing to co-operate with the regulator's investigations. LOM has reiterated its stance that its affairs are governed by the laws of Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, where it has offices, and not the USA and Canada, where it makes much of its revenue.

SEC investigates LOM for alleged securities fraud

Bermuda-based investment firm Lines Overseas Management Ltd. and its principal officers, Scott and Brian Lines, are being investigated for alleged securities fraud in the United States. It has been alleged that the Lines brothers and LOM customers profited by more than $6.4 million from fraud and market manipulation and that the firm caused false statements to be filed with the SEC and altered its internal records to impede an investigation.