David Patch is an engineer and Wall Street investor. He became an activist after becoming a victim of naked short selling. He is one of the stars in The Wall Street Conspiracy (2012) documentary. Patch filed Freedom of information requests on various companies to research “fails to deliver” only to discover these crimes were happening every day on Wall Street and nothing was being done about it. He began an online petition against naked short selling and started a website called InvestigateTheSEC.com directed at congress and to raise awareness of the $1 Billion investor fraud orchestrated by SEC. He was also known as one of the “dirty dozen” that took to the streets to raise awareness of these financial crimes.