Subject: File No. S7-08-09
From: John C Leming

February 20, 2010

Anything The SEC does to stop naked shorting of stocks is welcomed and long overdue. In my view, this is a criminal act one that the Securities Commission should have stopped long ago. The blatant actions by short sellers to spread false rumors about a company in an attempt to lower the share price is quite simply criminal in nature.

(Attached File #1: s70809-5028.pdf)