On May 5th the SEC suspended trading in Code Rebel (CDRB) for two weeks. The stock will resume trading on May 20th on the grey market. Code Rebel had been promoted multiple times by stock promoters and was most recently promoted on May 2nd. The reason for the trading suspension as given by the SEC:
The Commission temporarily suspended trading in the securities of Code Rebel Corporation because of questions regarding the accuracy of statements in CDRB’s Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended June 30, 2015 and September 30, 2015, and the Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2015, concerning the company’s assets and financial condition.
What is most interesting is that this is only the second time the SEC has suspended trading in a stock listed on a stock exchange. Normally if the SEC is investigating a listed stock the exchange will halt the stock and then the stock will be suspended by the SEC only after the stock has delisted.
The only other stock to have received an SEC trading suspension while listed on an exchange is Forcefield Energy (FNRG). Of note, there was also a criminal case against individuals involved in FNRG, and in the case of FNRG the Nasdaq had halted trading a day prior to the SEC trading suspension.
Disclaimer from most recent email promotion of CDRB: