Ex-CFO Brian Block found… Guilty
June 30, 2017 | James Sprow | Blue Vault
A New York federal jury on Friday found the former CFO of American Realty Capital Properties Inc. guilty of securities fraud and related crimes for fabricating numbers in filings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to artificially boost a key earnings metric.
After hearing nearly three weeks of sophisticated and confusing financial testimony, the jury of nine women and three men returned the verdict against Brian Block, 45, on the first day of deliberations.
Block was convicted of securities fraud, two counts of filing false SEC reports, two counts of filing false certifications, and one count of related conspiracy. The conspiracy charge carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. The other five could leave Block to serve a maximum 20 years each.
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