U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Litigation Release No. 22119 / October 11, 2011
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Gregory L. Reyes, et al., Case No. 3:06-cv-04435-CRB (N.D. Cal.)
COURT ENTERS FINAL JUDGMENT SETTLING ACTION AGAINST DEFENDANT GREGORY REYES
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that on August 18, 2011, the Honorable Charles R. Breyer, United States District Judge for the Northern District of California, entered Final Judgment as to Gregory L. Reyes, based on his Consent submitted in order to settle the Commission’s action against him.
The Final Judgment against Reyes, which he agreed to without admitting or denying the allegations against him, provides that he is enjoined from violating Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”), Sections 10(b) and 13(b)(5) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), and Rules 10b-5, 13a-14, 13b2-1, and 13b2-2 thereunder, and from aiding and abetting violations of Sections 13(a), 13(b)(2)(A), and 13(b)(2)(B) of the Exchange Act and Rules 12b-20, 13a-1, and 13a-13 thereunder; orders him to pay disgorgement in the amount of $150,000, plus prejudgment interest thereon in the amount of $145,219.74; orders him to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $550,000; and prohibits him, for ten years, from acting as an officer or director of a public company.
The Commission’s complaint alleged that Reyes, the former CEO of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc., a San Jose computer networking company, engaged in a years-long fraudulent stock options backdating scheme.
For additional information, see Litigation Release No. 19768 (July 20, 2006); Litigation Release No. 20137 (May 31, 2007), Litigation Release No. 20247 (Aug. 17, 2007), Litigation Release No. 20989 (Apr. 6, 2009), and Litigation Release 21412 (Feb. 12, 2010).