Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): August 12, 2016
Global Digital Solutions, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
 New Jersey
(State or Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 800 West
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (561) 515-6163
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On August 12, 2016, The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil complaint against Global Digital Solutions, Inc. (GDSI) and two of its former officers and director, Richard J. Sullivan and David Loppert. The allegations involve violations of various sections of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The Company has engaged legal counsel to review and will respond accordingly upon review of the issues presented. The allegations, as they pertain to the Company, are limited to the actions of the individuals named and their alleged acts as employees of the Company. Attached is the link to the press release and Complaint filed by the SEC https://www.sec.gov/litigation/litreleases/2016/lr23618.htm.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 16, 2016
/s/  William J. Delgado