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My CNET article from this morning reports that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is probing possibly fraudulent sales of Facebook stock in advance of the company's initial public offering.

Here's what SEC attorneys are saying:

"Staff has obtained evidence that a forged letter on law firm letterhead stating that Ventures Trust owned a direct interest in almost 500,000 pre-IPO shares of Facebook was apparently used to solicit Ventures Trust investors... Staff has evidence indicating that the forged letter was attached to an e-mail sent by Paul Tabet to at least one potential investor."

There's not a whole lot that's been made public yet about this so far, unfortunately.
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