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SWITZERLAND DAYBOOK: SEC Sues Former UBS U.S. Financial Adviser

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued a former UBS AG (UBSN) financial adviser, accusing him of misappropriating $3.3 million in a scheme that included bilking investors in a private investment fund he established.

Steven T. Kobayashi, who worked in UBS Financial Services LLC’s office in Walnut Creek, California, stole money from a pooled investment fund and spent it on extravagances including expensive cars, prostitutes, and large gambling debts, the SEC said in a statement yesterday. He concealed the fraud by liquidating his customers’ securities and funneling the money back to the fund and its investors, the SEC said.

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