Diane Dalmy Announces She Was the Victim of Form S-1 Identity Theft
Diane D. Dalmy, a securities attorney, announced today that she is the victim of identity theft in connection with the unauthorized use of her name on 20 Form S-1 registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The 20 issuers in question were charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with filing misleading S-1 registration statements for twenty mining companies. Last week, the SEC filed administrative stop order proceedings. Today, Ms. Dalmy has stated that the filings were made without her knowledge and the use of her name was unauthorized.
On February 3, 2014, the SEC announced administrative proceedings against the companies and individual involved in creating all of the registration statements.
Ms. Dalmy stated, “I have been very concerned with my name being associated with these mining companies of which I had no general knowledge of the use of my name or opinion until contacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission during 2013. My office was not engaged by any of the associated officers or directors of the mining companies. I do not know any of the executive officers or directors of the mining companies and have no knowledge of any of the facts regarding the registration statements filed. The Law Office of Diane D. Dalmy did not file or authorize the use of its name or opinions with any of these companies or individuals.”
Dalmy’s statements raise a serious issue which warrants criminal prosecution of the responsible parties. This is not the first time a securities lawyer has been the victim of identity theft in connection with their legal opinions. Last year, Guy Jean Pierre, a Florida securities lawyer was charged with the forgery of more than 100 legal opinions.
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