Title IX: White Collar Crime Penalty Enhancements
Maximum penalty for mail and wire fraud increased from 5 to 10 years.
Creates a crime for tampering with a record or otherwise impeding any official proceeding.
SEC given authority to seek court freeze of extraordinary payments to directors, offices, partners, controlling persons, agents of employees.
US Sentencing Commission to review sentencing guidelines for securities and accounting fraud.
SEC may prohibit anyone convicted of securities fraud from being an officer or director of any publicly traded company.
Financial Statements filed with the SEC must be certified by the CEO and CFO. The certification must state that the financial statements and disclosures fully comply with provisions of the Securities Exchange Act and that they fairly present, in all material respects, the operations and financial condition of the issuer. Maximum penalties for willful and knowing violations of this section are a fine of not more than $500,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 5 years.