The opinion of the court was delivered by: Honorable John F. Walter United States District Judge
FINAL JUDGMENT AS TO DEFENDANT ERIC SIERACKI
The Securities and Exchange Commission having filed a Complaint For Violations of the Federal Securities Laws ("Complaint") and Defendant Eric Sieracki ("Sieracki") having entered a general appearance; consented to the Court's jurisdiction over Sieracki and the subject matter of this action; consented to entry of this Final Judgment without admitting or denying the allegations of the Complaint (except as to jurisdiction); waived findings of fact and conclusions of law; and waived any right to appeal from this Final Judgment:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that Sieracki and Sieracki's, servants, employees, attorneys-in-fact, and all persons in active concert or participation with them who receive actual notice of this Final Judgment by personal service or otherwise are permanently restrained and enjoined from violating Sections 17(a) (2) and (3) of the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act"), 15 U.S.C. § 77q(a)(2) and (3), in the offer or sale of any security by the use of any means or instruments of transportation or communication in interstate commerce or by use of the mails, directly or indirectly:
to obtain money or property by means of any untrue statement of a material fact or any omission of a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; or to engage in any transaction, practice, or course of business which operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon the purchaser.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that Sieracki shall pay a civil penalty in the amount of $130,000 pursuant to Section 20(d)(1) of the Securities Act, 15 U.S.C. § 77t(d)(1), and Section 21(d)(3) of the Exchange Act, 15 U.S.C. § 78u(d)(3).
Sieracki shall satisfy his obligation to pay the civil penalty by causing the payment of $130,000 within twenty business days of the issuance of this Final Judgment, as directed in writing by the Commission's counsel in this action, either to the Clerk of this Court or to the designated escrow agent for the settlement funds in the action styled In re Countrywide Financial Corporation Securities Litigation, Lead Case No. CV 07-05295 MRP (MANx) (C.D. Cal.) ("CFCSL"), together with a cover letter identifying Sieracki as a defendant in this action; setting forth the title and civil action number of this action and the name of this Court; and specifying that payment is being made pursuant to this Final Judgment. Sieracki shall simultaneously transmit photocopies of such payment and letter to the Commission's counsel in this action. By making this payment, Sieracki relinquishes all legal and equitable right, title, and interest in such funds, and no part of the funds shall be returned to Sieracki. Sieracki shall pay post-judgment interest on any delinquent amounts pursuant to 28 U.S. C. § 1961.
The Clerk shall deposit any such funds received by the Clerk into an interest bearing account. These funds, together with any interest and income earned thereon (collectively, the "Fund"), shall be held in the interest bearing account until further order of the Court. In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 1914 and the guidelines set by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Clerk is directed, without further order of this Court, to deduct from the income earned on the money in the Fund a fee equal to ten percent of the income earned on the Fund. Such fee shall not exceed that authorized by the Judicial Conference of the United States.
The Commission may propose by motion, or the parties may propose by stipulation, a plan to distribute the Fund subject to the Court's approval. Such a plan may provide that the Fund shall be distributed pursuant to the Fair Fund provisions of Section 308(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that the Consent is incorporated herein with the same force and effect as if fully set forth herein, and that Sieracki shall comply with all of the undertakings and agreements set forth therein.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that this Court shall retain jurisdiction of this matter for the purposes of enforcing ...