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Looks Mighty Fishy in Toronto, CFTC Says

CHICAGO (CN) - The CEO and CFO of Toronto-based Brookshire & Co. swiped $4.6 million from customers, issued false statements about their supposed commodities accounts, refused to return money, "have stopped returning investor phone calls, have cleaned out their Canadian offices and caused computer hard drives in that office to be wiped clean of any data," the Commodity Futures Trading Commission says in Federal Court.

The CFTC sued CEO John M. Marshall, 47; CFO Stephen Z Adams, 52, both of Ontario, Canada; and Brookshire Raw Materials Group, Brookshire and Co. Ltd., and Brookshire Raw Materials Management.

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