Civil Nos. 09-63, 09-64.

598 F.Supp.2d 689 (2009)

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, Plaintiff, v. Joseph S. FORTE and Joseph Forte, L.P., Defendants. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Plaintiff, v. Joseph S. Forte, Defendant.

United States District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania.

February 24, 2009.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Timothy M. Kirby (on brief), Luke B. Marsh and Gretchen L. Lowe, Catherine E. Pappas (on brief), Securities & Exchange Commission, Philadelphia, PA, for Plaintiff.

Joseph S. Forte, Broomall, PA, Pro se.


DIAMOND, District Judge.

Having consented to a freeze of his assets after the Government sued him for securities fraud, Defendant Joseph S. Forte asks me to release funds so that he can pay various expenses. I deny his request.

I. Background

A. The Government's Allegations

On January 7, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed related actions...

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