The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the media company TheStreet Inc., which publishes the financial news site TheStreet.com, and three of its executives with accounting fraud, accusing them of artificially inflating company revenues and misstating their operating income to investors.

The SEC alleges that TheStreet Inc filed false financial reports throughout 2008 by reporting revenue from fraudulent transactions at a subsidiary it had acquired the previous year.  The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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