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From the outset, she cooperated with the SEC’s investigation and ultimately agreed to disgorge the small amount of money she received and paid a fine to resolve this matter.
— Andrew Brettler, an attorney for Lindsay Lohan, in comments given concerning his client’s decision to settle a case with the Securities and Exchange Commission, without admitting wrongdoing. Earlier this week, the SEC charged Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun with fraud, accusing Lohan and a host of other celebrities — including Soulja Boy, Akon, Austin Mahone, Ne-Yo, Jake Paul, Lil Yachty, and Kendra Lust — of illegally promoting his crypto assets. Brettler said Lohan was unaware of SEC’s disclosure requirements until last March. All but Soulja Boy and Mahone agreed to settle, together paying more than $400,000.
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