John F. Berry, 25 October 1978
The Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered an adminstrative hearing into the alleged manipulation of the price of the stock of International Business Machines Corp. by several Chicago broke-dealers. In a brief announcement yesterday the SEC alleged that broker-dealers sought to manipulate IBM shares through a series of transactions on the New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
The SEC named Chicago Financial Partnership, Jameco Investments, Thomas J. Connelly Jr. III, Philip J. Dalman, James M. Chipman, Gail J. Connelly and Michael A. Faberburg, all of the .Chicago area.The SEC, which alleges fraud and manipulation of the market by certain of the Chicagoans, claims the series of questionable transactions took place during the week of July 11, 1977.
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