According to the law firm press release, the complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose: (1) that Source Capital was at risk of having its registrations terminated for wrongdoing; (2) that the Company was utilizing paid stock promoters to artificially inflate the price of the Company’s stock; (3) that a member of the Company’s Board of Directors was secretly paying stock promoters via an undisclosed entity; (4) that Company insiders were selling their stock during the paid promotion, taking advantage of the artificially inflated stock price; (5) that the Company’s purported audit firm claimed to operate at a location that was actually vacant; (6) that the controlling partner behind the Company’s auditor was banned by the SEC and PCAOB for conducting fraudulent audits or reviews of public companies while performing little or no work and without being licensed; (7) that the Company’s auditor was signing off on the Company’s financial disclosures without conducting a proper review; and (8) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about Cemtrex’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On March 9, 2018, the Court issued an Order appointing Lead Plaintiffs and Counsel and consolidating cases. Lead Plaintiffs filed an amended Complaint on May 7. On December 21, the parties entered into a Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement. On January 31, 2019, the Court issued an Order granting preliminary approval of the Settlement. On May 22, the Court granted final approval of the Settlement and entered Final Judgment.