Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 10 a.m., in the Auditorium, Room L-002.
The subject matter of the Open Meeting will be:
Item 1: The Commission will hear oral argument on an appeal by Gary M. Kornman from an initial decision of an administrative law judge barring him from associating with any broker, dealer, or investment adviser. The law judge based her decision to impose associational bars on Kornman's having been criminally convicted of making a false statement to the Commission in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001. Issues likely to be considered include whether it is in the public interest to bar Kornman from association with any broker, dealer, or investment adviser.
Item 2: The Commission will hear oral argument on an appeal by Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc. (“Nature's Sunshine” or the “Company”) from an initial decision of an administrative law judge. The law judge found that Nature's Sunshine had violated Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Exchange Act Rules 13a-1 and 13a-13 by failing to file any annual report on Form 10-K since filing its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and by failing to file any quarterly report on Form 10-Q with financial statements that had been reviewed by a registered independent public accounting firm since filing its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2005. Issues likely to be considered include whether it is necessary or appropriate for the protection of investors to revoke the registration of Nature's Sunshine's common stock.
At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items.
For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551-5400.Start Signature
Dated: December 31, 2008.
Florence E. Harmon,
[FR Doc. E8-31451 Filed 1-5-09; 8:45 am]
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