SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Litigation Release No. 21796 / January 3, 2011
Securities and Exchange Commission v. K&L International Enterprises, Inc., et al., Case No. 6:09-cv-1638-Orl-31KRS (M.D. Fla.)
SEC OBTAINS JUDGMENTS AGAINST ENZYME ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, INC. AND ITS OFFICER JARED E. HOCHSTEDLER
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that, on December 17, 2010, the Honorable Gregory A. Presnell of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered Final Judgments against Enzyme Environmental Solutions, Inc. (EESO) and its sole director and officer, Jared E. Hochstedler. The Commission’s complaint alleged that the defendants engaged in a scheme to evade the registration requirements of Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933. The complaint further alleged that, under the guise of converting debt obligations into shares, EESO and Hochstedler distributed over two billion shares of EESO stock to the public through stock distributors in unregistered transactions. The defendants consented to entry of the Final Judgments without admitting or denying the allegations in the complaint.
The Final Judgments permanently enjoin EESO and Hochstedler from violating Sections 5(a) and (c) of the Securities Act and require them to pay disgorgement, prejudgment interest and, in the case of EESO, civil penalties. EESO consented to an entry of a judgment ordering it to disgorge $346,135 plus prejudgment interest and to pay a civil penalty of $25,000. Hochstedler consented to the entry of a judgment ordering him to disgorge $1,445,000 plus prejudgment interest and, based upon his financial condition, waiving all but $385,000, $65,000 of which will be paid within 30 days of the entry of judgment and the balance within 24 months of the entry of judgment. With this settlement, the action is fully resolved as to all defendants.