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United States of America
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Securities and Exchange Commission

Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Release No. 46865 / November 21, 2002

Administrative Proceeding
File No. 3-10940


In the Matter of

CESARE J. IORI, JR.

Respondent.


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ORDER INSTITUTING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS, MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(b) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

I.

The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") deems it appropriate in the public interest that public administrative proceedings be instituted against Cesare J. Iori, Jr. ("Iori"), pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act").

II.

In anticipation of the institution of these administrative proceedings, Iori has submitted an Offer of Settlement of Cesare J. Iori, Jr. ("Offer"), which the Commission has determined to accept. Solely for the purpose of these proceedings, and any other proceedings brought by or on behalf of the Commission or in which the Commission is a party, and without admitting or denying the findings set forth herein, except as to the Commision's jurisdiction over him and over the subject matter of these proceedings, and the findings set forth in Paragraphs III.A. and III.B., below, which are admitted, Iori consents to the entry of this Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings, Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions pursuant to Section 15(b) of Securities Act of 1934 ("Order").

Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that public administrative proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted against Iori pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Exchange Act.

III.

On the basis of this Order and Iori's Offer, the Commission finds that:

A. From December 1998 through, at least, February 2000, Iori was associated with Peter Restivo, Inc. d/b/a U.S. Funding ("U.S. Funding"), a New York corporation functioning as a broker-dealer, but not registered with the Commission pursuant to Section 15 of the Exchange Act. Between October 2000 and June 2002, Iori was associated with 1st Freedom Securities LLC, a broker-dealer formed by Iori and others and registered with the Commission pursuant to Section 15 of the Exchange Act;

B. A permanent injunction was entered against Iori on October 16, 2002 by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in an action captioned Securities and Exchange Commission v. Emsanet Internet Services, Inc., et al., Civ. 02-532 (ADS) ("Injunctive Action"), which permanently enjoined Iori from future violations of Sections 5(a), 5(c) and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act") and Sections 15(a)(1) and 10(b) of the Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 thereunder;

C. In the Injunctive Action, the Commission's complaint alleged, inter alia, that between March 1999 and February 2000, Iori and others sold the securities of Emsanet Internet Services, Inc. ("Emsanet"). In connection with the sale of Emsanet's securities, Iori made materially false and misleading statements to Emsanet investors. Moreover, Iori acted as a broker-dealer without being registered with the Commission and sold and offered to sell Emsanet securities without filing a registration statement and without a registration statement being in effect.

IV.

Based on the foregoing, the Commission deems it appropriate in the public interest to impose the sanctions specified in Iori's Offer.

Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Exchange Act, Iori be, and hereby is, barred from association with any broker or dealer.

For the Commission, by its Secretary, pursuant to delegated authority.

Jonathan G. Katz
Secretary

 

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Modified: 11/22/2002