Article: Matt Gaetz Says He Won’t Resign as Pressure Mounts

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Matt Gaetz Says He Won’t Resign as Pressure Mounts

Siobhan Hughes and Sadie Gurman, 02 April 2021

WASHINGTON—Rep. Matt Gaetz (R., Fla.) on Friday said he wouldn’t resign in the face of rising pressure over reports that the FBI has been investigating him since last summer, in part over whether he broke federal sex-trafficking laws.

“Of course not,” Mr. Gaetz said in a text message Friday, addressing whether he would leave office. He declined to say more, citing Good Friday. His lawyer also said Mr. Gaetz wouldn’t step down.

With the House in recess, members have been largely silent about Mr. Gaetz since Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) earlier in the week referred to “serious implications” in connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry. But in the state capital of Tallahassee, Republicans were already discussing who would replace Mr. Gaetz, people familiar with the conversations said. Continue reading “Article: Matt Gaetz Says He Won’t Resign as Pressure Mounts”

Article: SEC Obtains Emergency Asset Freeze, Charges California Trader with Posting False Stock Tweets

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SEC Obtains Emergency Asset Freeze, Charges California Trader with Posting False Stock Tweets

Washington D.C., March 15, 2021 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze and other emergency relief against an Irvine, California-based trader who used social media to spread false information about a defunct company, while secretly profiting by selling his own holdings of the company’s stock.

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