NEW YORK, March 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, is investigating potential securities fraud at Star Scientific, Inc. ("Star Scientific" or the "Company") (NasdaqGM: STSI).
The investigation focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by failing to disclose that the Company engaged in potentially illegal transactions involving certain private placements and related party transactions since 2006 involving Star Scientific securities.
On January 23, 2013, financial news website TheStreet.com published an article refuting claims that STSI was conducting clinical trials with Johns Hopkins. On this news, Star Scientific shares declined $0.31 per share or nearly 12%, to close at $2.44 per share.
In January and February 2013 the Company received subpoenas from the US Attorney's office investigating transactions in the Company's securities, including related party transactions, dating back to 2006. On March 18, 2013, the Company disclosed this investigation to investors, announcing that the Company and its directors had received subpoenas from the US Attorney's office. The Company also announced that it was conducting an internal investigation regarding these transactions.
On this news Star Scientific shares declined $0.35 per share or nearly 18% to $1.63 on March 19, 2013.
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