Co-Founder Of Tulsa-Based SemGroup Settles With SEC


Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 10:16 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, Oklahoma -- The co-founder and CEO of Tulsa-based SemGroup LP, Thomas Kivisto, settled a lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Three years after SemGroup filed bankruptcy, the SEC Tuesday charged Kivisto with "misleading investors" about the risks the company was taking with energy trading.

Read The SEC Complaint

Kivisto settled Tuesday for about $1.3 million in fines and forfeiture of SemGroup stock.

An SEC spokesman says Kivisto should have known SemGroup's filings with the SEC were misleading and that losses would blindside its investors.

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