The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has admitted to not being “accurate and honest” in its previous statements regarding a cryptocurrency mining software company.
While errors are acknowledged, the commission claims that its employees did not act in bad faith, making sanctions unnecessary.
The SEC is committed to enhancing its employees’ training to ensure accurate and fair representation in its legal actions.
The SEC Regrets Its Mistake but Pleads Good Faith
The SEC has expressed deep regrets for these errors and stated that agency officials are taking steps to ensure such mistakes are not repeated. Gurbir Grewal, the SEC’s Director of Enforcement, has also apologized on behalf of the commission, acknowledging that it did not meet the necessary standards for presenting accurate evidence in court. He announced that the Enforcement Division would receive additional training starting January 2024.
While the SEC has suggested that sanctions are unwarranted since its staff did not act in bad faith, Judge Robert Shelby overseeing the SEC’s case against Debt Box hinted that the commission could face sanctions due to its inaccurate statements.
This admission by the SEC and Debt Box’s claims constitute a seemingly rare rebuke by a court as the commission pursues multiple enforcement cases. The SEC has ongoing civil cases against Terraform Labs, Binance, Coinbase, Ripple, Kraken, and others.