Securities and Exchange Commission's Trial Memorandum in a securities fraud lawsuit against Lines Overseas Management, Brian Lines and Scott Lines at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
A participant in an alleged securities fraud involving Bermuda based Lines Overseas Management described potential victims - who included LOM's own clients - as "poor lambs" and "sheep", claims the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The derogatory terms were
Forty-seven individuals and companies in Bermuda, Canada, and the United Kingdom are being asked to provide evidence for a securities fraud civil action brought by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission against the Bermuda, Bahamas and Cayman operations of Lines Overseas Management, the group's President, Scott Lines, and its former President, Brian Lines.The witnesses include a stock analyst, newsletter writers, people who allegedly held shares in a nominee capacity for the Lines brothers, former employees of LOM, and officers and directors of two OTC BB-listed companies whose shares LOM allegedly manipulated, namely Sedona Software Solutions, Inc. and SHEP Technologies, Inc.
Following a long regulatory investigation that it went to extraordinary lengths to block through the courts, offshore financial services group Lines Overseas Management has been charged with securities fraud in a civil complaint that was filed yesterday by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The defendants include LOM companies in Bermuda, where the group is headquartered; the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands, as well as LOM's President and CEO, Scott Lines, and his brother, Brian Lines, who resigned as LOM's president, effective July 1, 2005, as a result of the SEC investigation. The group's chairman, Brian and Scott's father Donald Lines, is not a defendant.