Industrial Enterprises of America Inc. Case 11/16/2007
The complaint charges that IEAM and certain of its present and former officers, directors, and control persons violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by issuing materially false and misleading statements pertaining to IEAM’s business prospects and condition, and filing financial statements with the SEC materially false financial statements.
On November 7, 2007 the Company announced that investors could no longer rely on its historical financial statements and that the Company had not properly followed generally accepted accounting principles, necessitating a revision of reported revenue, among other things. The Company also announced that it had suspended its CFO pending a review. As a result of these events, the Complaint asserts that the price of IEAM stock dropped, damaging investors.