Coming Soon: National Lampoon's Litigation Vacation

So, this is way off topic, I know, but really, I couldn’t stop myself.

As Bloomberg reports today, the SEC has sued National Lampoon, its CEO Daniel Laikin and three other people for allegedly participating in a plan to fraudulently manipulate trading in the company’s stock.

The SEC asserted in a civil suit filed in federal court in Philadelphia that Laikin paid kickbacks to a stock promoter and a witness cooperating with the FBI whom he believed had connections to “corrupt” brokers. Whoops! Fake mobsters!

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