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In the Matter of Wisteria Global, Inc., et al. Admin. Proc. File No. 3-16675

Oct. 5, 2022

On July 6, 2015, the Commission instituted and simultaneously settled administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings (the “Order”) against Wisteria Global, Inc. (“Wisteria”) and Hiroshi Fujigami (collectively, the “Respondents”).  In the Order, the Commission found that, from 2011 to 2013, Fujigami, through his wholly-owned and controlled business Wisteria, solicited investments of about $30.8 million in Luca To-Kalon and Luca Oil from more than 400 Japanese investors, who invested in pooled investment groups. Wisteria was paid a total of approximately $3.6 million in commissions in connection with Fujigami’s solicitation. The Respondents retained about $1.8 million of the commissions. The Respondents were not registered with the Commission in any capacity.  The Commission ordered the Respondents to pay $1,793,783.00 in disgorgement, but payment of all but $1,138,985.00 was waived. See the Commission’s Order:  Release No. 34-75362.

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