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Joe Harding Files Bill to Stimulate the Creation of a Capital Market Ecosystem in...

On Tuesday, the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) announced that legislation to stimulate the creation of Florida’s capital market ecosystem has been filed by state Rep. Joe Harding, R-Williston. Harding’s bill reforms the Florida Securities...

OFR Issues Advisory on Social Media’s Impact on Investing

OFR Commissioner Russell Weigel offered some guidance for investors.  

Ashley Moody Calls on Defrauded Investors in Precious Metals Investment Scheme to File Claims

This action accuses the defendants of perpetrating a fraudulent precious metals investment scheme allegedly involving an estimated 1600 investors, including more than 100 Floridians—most of whom are seniors—and more than $185 million in customer funds.

Florida’s Leaders React to Proposed Budget from Ron DeSantis

Leaders across the Sunshine State weighed in after Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his $96.6 budget proposal on Thursday. The governor’s proposal is $4.3 billion more than last year’s budget due mostly to federal funds as the number of Floridians enrolled in Medicaid continues to increase.
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OFR Showcases 2020 Accomplishments

“I thank Governor Ron DeSantis for his leadership and continued support of OFR’s mission. We are proud to come to work every day to foster innovation and keep Florida’s financial marketplace safe for people and businesses. I look forward to continuing these efforts in 2021,” said OFR Commissioner Russell Weigel.

OFR: Boca Raton Man Arrested for Alleged $1.5 Million Fraud Focused on Out-of-State Cannabis...

On Monday, Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) announced the Oct. 22 arrest of David Bruce Cohen of Boca Raton on charges of grand theft, organized fraud and money laundering for his alleged involvement in an investment fraud scheme that resulted in approximately $1.5 million in victim losses.

Ashley Moody, OFR File Complaint to Stop Bullion Coin Scheme Scamming Seniors Out of...

Moody, OFR, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and 28 other states announced that a complaint has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas alleging that acted with a reckless disregard for the truth resulting in virtually every one of their investors losing the majority of the funds invested in fraudulently overpriced precious metals bullion.

Jimmy Patronis: Financial Institutions and Lenders Must Step Up for Florida Homeowners and Businesses...

Following a call with the Office of Financial Regulation (OFR), state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis weighed in on Tuesday to encourage financial institutions and mortgage lenders to continue to provide relief for Florida homeowners and businesses dealing with financial impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

Florida Office of Financial Regulation Offers Consumer Alert About Coronavirus Scams

Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis and Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) Commissioner Russell Weigel want Floridians to know that scammers are preying on Floridians’ fears surrounding COVID-19.