vhgi holdings inc (VHGI) Key Developments
SEC Orders Hearings On Registration Suspension Or Revocation Against VHGI Holdings For Failure To Make Required Periodic Filings
Nov 4 14
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the commission) instituted public administrative proceeding to determine whether to revoke or suspend for a period not exceeding twelve months the registration of each class of the securities of VHGI Holdings, Inc. for failure to make required periodic filings with the Commission. In this Order, the Division of Enforcement (Division) alleges that the company was delinquent in its required periodic filings with the Commission. In this proceeding, instituted pursuant to Exchange Act Section 12(j), a hearing will be scheduled before an Administrative Law Judge. At the hearing, the judge will hear evidence from the Division and the company to determine whether the allegations of the Division contained in the Order, which the Division alleges constitute failures to comply with Exchange Act Section 13(a) and Rules 13a-1 and 13a-13 there under, are true. The judge in the proceeding will then determine whether the registrations pursuant to Exchange Act Section 12 of each class of the securities of the company should be revoked or suspended for a period not exceeding twelve months. The Commission ordered that the Administrative Law Judge in this proceeding issue an initial decision not later than 120 days from the date of service of the order instituting proceeding.
P. Rick Risinger Resigns as CEO and Director of VHGI Holdings, Inc., VHGI Coal, Inc., and Lily Group, Inc
May 15 14
Effective May 15, 2014, P. Rick Risinger resigned as CEO and director of VHGI Holdings, Inc. VHGI Coal, Inc., and Lily Group, Inc. Mr. Risinger's resignation is not the result of any disagreement with the company on any matter relating to the company's operations, policies or practices.
Michael E. Fasci Resigns as CFO of VHGI Holdings, Inc
Feb 20 14
Effective February 20, 2014, Mr. Michael E. Fasci, Sr. resigned as CFO of VHGI Holdings, Inc.
Securities and Exchange Commission Announces Charges against Florida-Based Penny Stock Schemes
Aug 14 13
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the latest charges in a joint law enforcement crackdown on penny stock schemes with ties to the Florida region. The SEC charged two microcap companies, their CEOs, and one penny stock promoter for spearheading illegal kickback schemes. The SEC also charged two other microcap companies, their CEOs, and four other promoters with arranging the payment of bribes to hype the companies in which they had a stake in order to create a false sense of market activity and illegally generate stock sales. The SEC has worked closely with the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District of Florida and the Federal Bureau of Investigations Miami Division to uncover the penny stock schemes. Parallel criminal charges were announced against the same nine individuals facing SEC charges. The SEC has now charged 40 individuals and 24 companies in this series of penny stock investigations. The first actions were announced in October 2010. The SECs complaints filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida charged the following penny stock companies and officers: Health Sciences Group (HESG) formerly based in Indian Harbour, Fla., and now based in Newport Beach, Calif. President and CEO Thomas Gaffney of Satellite Beach, Fla. Nationwide Pharmassist Corp. based in Boca Raton, Fla. CEO and Chairman Stephen F. Molinari of Boca Raton, Fla. Redfin Network (RFNN) based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. President and CEO Jeffrey L. Schultz of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. VHGI Holdings (VHGI) based in Fort Worth, Texas. CEO Douglas P. Martin of Wellington, Fla. The SECs complaints charge the penny stock promoters: Mark Balbirer of Pompano Beach, Fla.; Jack Freedman of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Richard P. Greene of Davie, Fla.; Peter Santamaria of Coconut Creek, Fla.; Sheldon R. Simon of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. According to the SECs complaints, one of the schemes (Health Sciences Group/Gaffney) involved an arrangement to pay an undisclosed kickback to a pension fund manager in exchange for the funds purchase of restricted shares of stock in the company. Two other schemes (Nationwide PharmAssist/Molinari and Balbirer) involved agreements to pay undisclosed kickbacks to hedge fund principals in return for their funds purchase of restricted shares.
VHGI Holdings, Inc. Announces Second Shipment of Coal to Local Utility
Apr 22 13
VHGI Holdings, Inc. announced that it has successfully delivered 4,836 tons of coal from the Landree Mine to a previously announced local utility. The shipment represents the second delivery of coal to this local utility under a multi-year agreement. For 2013, VHGI has shipped approximately 10,500 tons under the contract. The next shipment is scheduled for early May 2013.