SEC fines SeaWorld, ex-CEO $5 million over 'Blackfish' investor fraud allegations

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www.orlandosentinel.com—Federal regulators fined SeaWorld and its ex-CEO $5 million on Tuesday to settle fraud charges for misleading investors about the impact of the anti-whale captivity documentary film “Blackfish.” SeaWorld’s penalty is $4 million, and James Atchison must pay $1 million, the U.S. Securities and Exchange...

SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle with SEC over 'Blackfish'. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and its former Chief Executive James Atchison have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fraud charges for misleading investors about the negative effect that the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" would have on the company's reputation and business.