U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Litigation Release No. 22872 / November 21, 2013
United States v. David Miller, No. 3:13-cr-00075 (D. Conn. April 15, 2013)
Securities and Exchange Commission v. David Miller, Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-00522 (D. Conn. April 15, 2013)
Former Rochdale Securities Broker Sentenced to 30 Months' Imprisonment for Rogue Trades
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that on November 19, 2013, the Honorable Robert N. Chatigny of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut sentenced David Miller, 41, of Rockville Center, New York, to 30 months imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in a fraudulent scheme to place a series of unauthorized purchases of more than 1.6 million shares of Apple, Inc. stock on October 25, 2012 while employed as an institutional sales trader for Rochdale Securities LLC ("Rochdale") of Stamford, Connecticut. Judge Chatigny also ordered Miller to make full restitution to Rochdale, which suffered a loss of $5,292,202.50 and ceased all business operations as a result of Miller's actions. Miller was arrested on December 4, 2012, and on April 15, 2013 he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and securities fraud, and one count of wire fraud.
On April 15, 2013, the Commission filed a partially settled civil injunctive action against Miller in federal court in Connecticut arising out of the same conduct. To settle the Commission's charges, Miller consented to be enjoined from future violations of the antifraud provisions of the federal securities laws. The amount of a civil monetary penalty will be determined at a later date. In related administrative proceedings that the Commission separately instituted on April 25, 2013, Miller consented to a Commission Order barring him from any future association with any broker, dealer, investment adviser, municipal securities dealer, municipal advisor, transfer agent, or nationally recognized statistical rating organization, and barring him from participating in any offering of penny stock.