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Complaint Filed Against AG Edwards


St. Louis, MO – Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin has filed a complaint against St. Louis-based AG-Edwards. He claims the firm defrauded mutual fund shareholders through a practice called market-timing.

Market timing uses quick trades to skim profits from long-term shareholders to the benefit of favored short-term investors.

AG Edwards says it will vigorously defend the complaint.

Galvin alleges a representative in the Boston office of AG Edwards engaged in the practice twice between 2001-2003. The complain seeks compensation for any losses by mutual fund shareholders, as well as an unspecified fine.


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