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Surage Perera Subject of SEC Action, Criminal Charges in Alleged $4 Million Fraud

Surage Perera (CRD #: 4716321), a broker previously registered with Aegis Capital Corp, is the subject of an SEC civil action, according to his BrokerCheck record, accessed on May 3, 2023. This broker was also recently arrested. If you have questions for a securities attorney, do not hesitate to reach out for a free consultation: (877) 600-0098 or

On March 27, 2023, the SEC alleged that Surage Perera, through his firm, Janues Capital, defrauded an investor by lying about investment opportunities and strategies. 

Surage Perera allegedly claimed to have access to restricted securities at discounted prices. His purported strategy supposedly involved “options straddles” that prevented losses and guaranteed returns of 9% to 50%. 

Due to his alleged misrepresentations, the investor gave Surage Perera approximately $4.3 million. He allegedly transferred at least $3.5 million to his wife’s brokerage account where he used the funds for highly risky, leveraged trading. This allegedly resulted in $3 million in losses. To conceal the losses, Surage Perera allegedly provided falsified trade confirmations and account statements that showed the expected returns. 

The SEC complaint further alleges that Surage Perera misappropriated funds from the investor to pay other potential investors, in a Ponzi-like scheme

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York announced criminal charges against Surage Perera in a parallel action. He was arrested in Queens, New York, and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted. 

Background Information 

Surage Perera has passed the following exams: 

  • Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State law Examination 
  • SIE – Securities Industry Essentials Examination 
  • Series 7 General Securities Representative Examination 
  • Series 24 General Securities Principal Examination 

Surage Perera has worked with the following firms:

  • Aegis Capital Corp (CRD #: 15007) 
  • Maxim Group (CRD #: 120708) 
  • Stockkings Capital (CRD #: 164445)
  • Caldwell International Securities (CRD #: 104323) 
  • Global Arena Capital Corp (CRD #: 16871) 
  • Prestige Financial Center (CRD#: 30407) 
  • Sloan Securities (CRD #: 17930) 
  • Aura Financial Services (CRD #: 42822) 
  • Andrew Garrett (CRD #: 29931) 
  • LH Ross & Company (CRD #: 37920) 
  • Continental Broker-Dealer Corp. (CRD #: 14048) 

Kurta Law Can Help

If you worked with Surage Perera and you have concerns about your investments, please contact us today at 877-600-0098 or for a free consultation.

For over 20 years, Kurta Law has advocated on behalf of investors who want to recover their investment losses from brokers and brokerage firms. Kurta Law is a nationally recognized law firm and exclusively represents investors against brokers and brokerage firms on a contingency basis. This means that the firm only earns a fee if our securities attorneys recover money on your behalf.