Meyer Wilson

Recovering Losses Caused By Investment Misconduct

Blog Posts in 2010

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An Irvine man has been charged with running an investment scam involving approximately $2.4 million. Charles “Chuck” Davis, 53, was arraigned in U.S. District Court on Monday, December 27, ... Continue reading "Irvine Man Charged in $2.4 Million Investment Scam" »
A Peninsula religious broadcaster has been charged for his alleged participation in an investment scam involving more than $750,000. Samuel B. Jacobs, 57, has been accused of using the money to ... Continue reading "Religious Broadcaster Charged in Investment Scam" »
FBI agents arrested a fugitive couple in Arizona for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme involving victims from Hawaii. Perry and Rachelle Griggs were arrested in Kingman, Arizona, on Thursday, December ... Continue reading "Fugitive Couple Arrested for Ponzi Scheme" »
A Frisco man has pleaded guilty for his alleged participation in a Ponzi scheme involving more than $3 million. Thomas Lester Irby II entered his guilty plea on Thursday, December 16, 2010. According ... Continue reading "Frisco Man Pleads Guilty to $3 Million Ponzi Scheme" »
An East Meadow financial planner has admitted to running a Ponzi scheme involving approximately $2.3 million. Jay Hoffman pleaded guilty for his involvement in the scam after allegedly bilking ... Continue reading "Financial Planner Admits to $2.3 Million Ponzi Scheme" »
A Texas man, who is currently facing federal charges in Virginia, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Texas for his alleged role in a $17 million investment scam. Adley Husni Abdulwahab, of ... Continue reading "Texas Man Indicted in $17 Million Securities Fraud Case" »
A Chaska man is the second executive with ConServ Corp. to face charges resulting from a Ponzi scheme involving over $8 million. Kenneth R. Hasse, founder and chairman of ConServ Corp. was charged on ... Continue reading "Chaska Man Faces Fraud Charges in $8 Million Ponzi Scheme" »
A Philadelphia mortgage fraud scheme involving a mortgage broker, three of his colleagues and two local real estate companies leads to four indictments following an investigation by the Pennsylvania ... Continue reading "Philadelphia Mortgage Scheme Leads to 4 Indictments" »
A former Boulder pastor has pleaded guilty to a felony securities fraud charge. Loren Ankarlo entered his guilty plea on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, in Boulder District Court. Mr. Ankarlo has been ... Continue reading "Securities Fraud Leads to Guilty Plea from Former Pastor" »
A Roseville man has pleaded guilty to his participation in a Ponzi scheme involving nearly $3 million. Barry Winnett, 49, admitted to his involvement in the investment scam following an investigation ... Continue reading "Roseville Man Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme" »
A Texas man has been convicted for his alleged role in the operation of a Ponzi scheme involving $80 million. A federal jury in New York City convicted the man on Monday, November 15, 2010. According ... Continue reading "Texas Man Convicted in $80 Million Ponzi Scheme" »
Last Friday, FINRA announced that it was seeking a Temporary Cease and Desist Order against San Antonio-based Pinnacle Partners Financial Corporation and its president, Brian K. Alfaro, for allegedly ... Continue reading "FINRA Seeks Order Against Oil and Gas "Boiler Room" in San Antonio" »
A South Carolina pastor has been accused of running a $3.3 million Ponzi scheme from his historic church in downtown Charleston. Reverend Ronald Satterfield allegedly scammed nearly 70 investors in a ... Continue reading "South Carolina Pastor Accused of Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi Scheme" »
A Sacramento man has been arrested for his alleged involvement in an $11 million Central Valley Ponzi scheme. Christopher Jackson, 43, of Sacramento, faces wire fraud charges stemming from an ... Continue reading "Sacramento Man Arrested for $11 Million Ponzi Scheme" »
An alleged New Jersey investment scam leaves a Hoboken woman broke and her house in foreclosure. Nancy Yobbagy claims that she lost all her money to a scam artist. Ms. Yobbagy spent the majority of ... Continue reading "Investment Scam Leaves New Jersey Woman Broke" »
The "Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Prevention Program" is a new, nationwide collaborative effort of the Investor Protection Trust, adult protective services ... Continue reading "New Nationwide Collaborative Effort to Prevent Elder Investment Fraud" »
During the month of November, FINRA fined Next Financial Group, Inc. $400,000 and ordered the firm to pay restitution of $102,000 to clients. FINRA stated the action was due to the absence of "a ... Continue reading "Next Financial Group Fined by FINRA for Third Time in Three Years" »
On Nov. 28, an administrative law judge for the SEC barred Twin Cities stockbroker Sherwin Brown from the securities industry, according to a Nov. 29 article by Star Tribune. The order followed a ... Continue reading "Twin Cities Stockbroker Barred From Securities Industry" »
Overly dense and/or overly generic prospectuses render an investment product that should be relatively easy to understand too complicated for most investors, reports the WSJ in a Nov. 27 article. The ... Continue reading "Supposedly Simple ETFs Not So Simple to Understand" »
A Brooklyn man is on trial for securities fraud after allegedly duping more than 800 investors out of millions in a Ponzi scheme. Phillip Barry has been accused of misleading investors by telling them ... Continue reading "Brooklyn Man Accused of Securities Fraud" »
A California financial advisor has been accused of stealing nearly a quarter-billion dollars in a real estate Ponzi scheme. A federal grand jury has handed down a 23-count indictment to 60-year-old ... Continue reading "California Financial Advisor Accused of Running a Ponzi Scheme" »
Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the owner of Life’s Good Inc. for his alleged participation in a Ponzi scheme involving nearly $17 million. The charges were filed against ... Continue reading "Life's Good Inc. Owner Accused of Ponzi Scheme" »
A Chicago area man has been accused of operating an investment scheme involving more than $5 million from approximately 150 investors. Scott M. Ross, 42, of Woodstock, has been charged with three ... Continue reading "Chicago Area Man Accused of Ponzi Scheme" »
Harbinger Capital Partners, one of the most prominent hedge funds in the United States, is the latest fund to become the subject of an SEC investigation, according to a recent Wall Street Journal ... Continue reading "Prominent Hedge Fund Under Investigation by the SEC and U.S. Attorney" »
On Monday, in response to a civil complaint filed by the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court in Charleston froze the assets of Rev. Ronald ... Continue reading "The CFTC Accuses South Carolina Pastor of Running Ponzi Scheme" »
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