Action against Respondent, an executive chairman of an agricultural company, for alleged scheme to manipulate the market price of the company’s American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”).  According to the SEC, Respondent used brokerage accounts to engage in trading to inflate the company’s ADS price and made materially misleading statements about the company’s compliance with a New York Stock Exchange listing standard.  Respondent has agreed to a five-year officer-and-director bar and to pay a civil penalty of $400,000.

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