UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
In the Matter of
EDWARD J. MULLER,
| ORDER INSTITUTING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS PURSUANT TO
SECTION 15(b) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, MAKING FINDINGS AND |
IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS
The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") deems it appropriate in the public interest that public administrative proceedings be instituted pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act") against Respondent Edward J. Muller ("Muller" or "Respondent").
In anticipation of the institution of these proceedings, Muller has submitted an Offer of Settlement ("Offer") which the Commission has determined to accept. Solely for the purpose of this proceeding or any other proceeding brought by or on behalf of the Commission or in which the Commission is a party, prior to a hearing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice, 17 C.F.R. §201.1 et seq., and without admitting or denying the findings contained in this Order, except as to jurisdiction of the Commission over Respondent and over the subject matter of this proceeding set forth in paragraph III.A., below, and except as to the entry of the conviction set forth in paragraph III.B., below, which are admitted, Respondent Muller, by his Offer, consents to the entry of the findings and remedial sanctions set forth below.
Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that proceedings pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Exchange Act be, and hereby are, instituted.
On the basis of this Order Instituting Administrative Proceedings Pursuant to Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions ("Order"), and Respondent's Offer, the Commission finds that:
In view of the foregoing, the Commission deems it appropriate in the public interest to impose the sanctions specified in the Respondent's Offer.
ACCORDINGLY, IT IS ORDERED that Respondent Muller be, and hereby is, barred from association with any broker or dealer and barred from participating in any offering of a penny stock, including: acting as a promoter, finder, consultant, agent, or other person who engages in activities with a broker, dealer or issuer for purposes of the issuance or trading in any penny stock; or inducing or attempting to induce the purchase or sale of any penny stock.
By the Commission.
Jonathan G. Katz
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