American Waste Services and Waste Management Insider Trading-William A. Rothrock et al.
On November 9, 2001, the SEC obtained permanent injunctions and other relief against several defendants in connection with insider trading in the securities of American Waste Services and Waste Management, Inc. The Court ordered the defendants who illegally traded to disgorge a total of $952,361.81. For more information about the SEC's action, you can read Litigation Release No. 17213 (Oct. 31, 2001).
The Court also appointed Gerard G. Pecht as Receiver and approved the SEC's plan for administration and distribution of the disgorge funds. In accordance with the Court's Order, the Receiver has established a website that contains information for investors who may be eligible to participate in the distribution of the funds.