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Ticker: CWNM - J. Hand, L. Hand, and A. Hand

U.S. v. Jehu Hand, 15-CR-10386-RGS
U.S. v. Learned Jeremiah Hand, 16-CR-10222-PBS
U.S. v. Adam Hand, 16-CR-10202-WGY

Jehu Hand, Learned Jeremiah Hand, and Adam Hand have each been separately charged, in the above-referenced cases with criminal conduct relating to an alleged “pump-and-dump” scheme concerning the company Crown Marketing (ticker symbol: CWNM).  Specifically, Adam Hand and Learned Jeremiah Hand have been charged with, and have pleaded guilty to, conspiring to commit securities fraud and Jehu Hand has been charged with conspiring to commit wire and securities fraud, securities fraud and wire fraud.

The alleged scheme involved fraudulent conduct relating to the sale of shares of Crown Marketing on various dates between approximately September 2012 and July 2013.  These sales often occurred after the dissemination of blast e-mails touting Crown Marketing’s stock to investors. If you purchased shares of Crown Marketing during this approximate time period and believe that you may be a victim of the alleged scheme, please contact the United States Attorney’s Office at

Case status

Jehu Hand 15-cr-10386 - A superseding indictment was filed on 7/26/2016- On August 2, 2016 the defendant was arraigned on the new charges and the Court orders: the defendant is released on all previously imposed conditions of release and in addition he will be subject to GPS monitoring by pretrial services in California and must stay away from airports and train stations. Jehu Hand is solely responsible for the $3,000,000 bond and is to work with his attorney to post the boat in Antigua and land in California to secure that bond.  Jury Trial set for 3/19/2018 09:00 AM through 4/6/2018 09:00 AM in Courtroom 21 before Judge Richard G. Stearns. Final Pretrial Conference set for 3/15/2018 03:00 PM

Learned Jeremiah Hand - Waiver of Indictment and Plea to Information as to Learned Jeremiah Hand held on 8/11/2016.  A plea of guilty entered on conspiracy to commit securities fraud. Sentencing reset to 2/27/2018 02:30 PM in Courtroom 19 before Chief Judge Patti B. Saris

Adam Hand - Waiver of Indictment and Plea to Information as to Adam Hand held on 7/14/2016.  A plea of guilty entered to the information. Sentencing set for 4/12/2018 02:00 PM in Courtroom 18 before Judge William G. Young. The defendant was released on personal recognizance bond with conditions.



Updated December 14, 2017

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