Enforcement Actions

The CFTC Division of Enforcement investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations. The CFTC takes enforcement actions against individuals and firms registered with the Commission, those who are engaged in commodity futures and option trading on designated domestic exchanges, and those who improperly market futures and options contracts.

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Binance Former Chief Compliance Officer, Samuel Lim, Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million for Willfully Evading U.S. Law, and Aiding and Abetting the Illegal Operation of a Digital Asset Derivatives Exchange, and Other Violations
Binance and Its CEO, Changpeng Zhao, Agree to Pay $2.85 Billion for Willfully Evading U.S. Law, Illegally Operating a Digital Asset Derivatives Exchange, and Other Violations
Federal Court Orders Illinois Man and His Entities to Pay Over $20 Million in Restitution and Penalties for Commodity Pool Ponzi Scheme
CFTC Releases FY 2023 Enforcement Results
Federal Court Orders Former New York City Resident to Pay Over $2.6 Million in Monetary Sanctions for Fraudulent Solicitation and Misappropriation in a Commodity Pool Scheme
CFTC Charges Illinois Man and His Firm for Operating a Fraudulent Retail Forex Commodity Pool
CFTC and State Regulators Enter Consent Order with California Precious Metals Dealer in $68 Million Fraud Targeting the Elderly
CFTC Orders Minnesota Grain Merchandiser to Pay $3 Million Penalty for Attempted Manipulation of Oats Futures Prices
CFTC Releases Enforcement Advisory on Penalties, Monitors and Admissions
CFTC Awards Whistleblower Over $18 Million