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United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Muehler

United States District Court, C.D. California

April 4, 2018

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Plaintiff/Applicant,
v.
STEVEN J. MUEHLER, ALTERNATIVE SECURITIES MARKETS GROUP CORP., and BLUE COAST SECURITIES CORP. d/b/a GLOBALCROWDTV, INC. AND BLUE COAST BANC, Defendants/Respondents.

          Shuman Sohrn (admitted pro hac vice) Attorney for U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

          [PROPOSED] FINAL JUDGMENT

          The Honorable Christina A. Snyder United States District Court Judge

         THIS MATTER comes before the Court on the Plaintiff/Applicant's Application For An Order Compelling Respondents To Show Cause Why A Judgment Should Not Be Entered Against Them Pursuant To Section 21(e) Of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

         It is ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that judgment is entered in favor of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) against Defendants Steven J. Muehler (“Muehler”), Alternative Securities Markets Group Corp. (“ASMG”), and Blue Coast Securities Corp. (“Blue Coast”; together with Muehler and ASMG, the “Defendants”) for disgorgement, jointly and severally, in the amount of $252, 031.59 plus prejudgment interest totaling $2, 551.02.

         It is further ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that judgment is entered in favor of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission against Defendant Muehler for a civil monetary penalty in the amount of $160, 000.

         It is further ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that the amounts awarded herein shall be subject to post-judgment interest, pursuant to § 28 U.S.C. 1961, from the date of this judgment until the date all amounts owed has been paid.

         It is further ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that Defendants may transmit payment electronically to the Commission, which will provide detailed ACH transfer/Fedwire instructions upon request. Payment may also be made directly from a bank account via Pay.gov through the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov/about/offices/ofm.htm. Defendants may also pay by certified check, bank cashier's check, or United States postal money order payable to the Securities and Exchange Commission, which shall be delivered or mailed to

Enterprise Services Center Accounts Receivable Branch 6500 South MacArthur Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73169

and shall be accompanied by a letter identifying the case title, civil action number, and name of this Court; the name of the defendant(s) in this action; and specifying that payment is made pursuant to this Final Judgment.

         It is further ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that Defendants shall simultaneously transmit photocopies of evidence of payment and case identifying information to the Commission's counsel in this action. By making this payment, Defendants relinquish all legal and equitable right, title, and interest in such funds and no part of the funds shall be returned to Defendants.

         It is further ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED that the non-monetary terms of the Commission's Administrative Order rendered against Defendants on June 21, 2016 are fully incorporated herein and subject to enforcement through this Final Judgment. Accordingly, it is hereby further ORDERED that:

(a) Defendants cease and desist from committing or causing any violations and any future violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, and Section 15(a) of the Exchange Act;
(b) Pursuant to Section 15(b)(6) of the Exchange Act, Defendant Muehler is barred from association with any broker, dealer, investment adviser, municipal securities dealer, municipal advisor, transfer agent, or nationally recognized statistical rating organization;
(c) Pursuant to Section 21C(f) of the Exchange Act, Defendant Muehler is prohibited from acting as an officer or director of any issuer that has a class of securities registered pursuant to Section 12 of the Exchange Act, or that is required to ...

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