Commodities Offenses

Information About Commodities Trading Offenses

Here, we're trying to provide as much information as we can about commodities trading offenses.

Most often, violations of commodities regulations stay with the CFTC. In some cases, the CFTC can encourage a federal prosecutor to look at federal criminal charges. 

There are two main vehicles to do this. First, federal criminal charges can be brought under the criminal provisions of the Commodities Exchange Act. Alternatively, prosecutors can bring a case under the general fraud authority in other parts of the United States Code.

If you'd like information about criminal charges involving commodities trading, on this webpage you should look both here as well as on the parts of this site involving federal fraud charges generally.