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OX Trading, LLC, optionsXpress, Inc. and Thomas E. Stern - South Florida Option Fraud and Breach of Fiduciary Duty FINRA Arbitration and Litigation Attorney

In the Matter of OX Trading, LLC, optionsXpress, Inc., and Thomas E. Stern

The Commission issued an Order Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions and a Cease-and-Desist Order Pursuant to Sections 15(b) and 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as to OX Trading, LLC and optionsXpress, Inc. (OX Order). The OX Order finds that OX Trading, LLC (OX Trading) willfully violated Sections 15(a) and 15(b)(8) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by operating as an unregistered dealer from October 2009 to November 2010 and transacting in securities while not a member of a national securities association or a national exchange from March 2009 to November 2010, respectively. The OX Order also finds that optionsXpress, Inc. caused OX Trading's violations. The OX Order ordered OX Trading and optionsXpress to cease and desist and ordered OX Trading to pay $2,750,000 in disgorgement, prejudgment interest of $253,094.39, and a civil money penalty of $750,000. (Rel. 34-70739).

The Commission also issued an Order Making Findings and Imposing Remedial Sanctions and a Cease-and-Desist Order Pursuant to Sections 15(b) and 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 9(b) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 as to Thomas E. Stern (Stern Order). The Stern Order finds that Thomas E. Stern (Stern), OX Trading's Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer during the relevant time period, willfully aided and abetted and caused OX Trading's violations of Sections 15(a) and 15(b)(8) of the Exchange Act. The Stern Order ordered Stern to cease and desist and to pay a civil money penalty of $50,000. (Rel. 34-70740) Respondents consented to the issuance of the Orders. These proceedings were instituted on April 19, 2012. (Rel. 34-66831).

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