U.S. Department of Justice Reviewing SeaWorld’s Statements About ‘Blackfish’ Documentary

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ABOVE VIDEO: SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for statements made by company executives about the documentary “Blackfish,” court records obtained by News 6 reveal.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (NEWS 6) – SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. is under criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for statements made by company executives about the documentary “Blackfish,” court records obtained by News 6 reveal.

In June, SeaWorld officials disclosed that the DOJ was investigating trades of SeaWorld securities made by company executives following the film’s release in 2013, as well as statements about how the documentary was impacting the company.

Sandra Moser, acting chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section, confirmed in court filings that her division is conducting a criminal probe into SeaWorld.

The DOJ’s Fraud Section investigates and prosecutes sophisticated economic crime.

Moser filed a motion in federal court Friday seeking to intervene in a 2014 civil lawsuit filed by a group of SeaWorld shareholders.

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