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Blog Posts in June, 2012

New Suitability Rule Aims to Increase Investor Protection, Cut Through Broker Excuses A new FINRA regulation seeks to improve investor protections in the realm of variable annuities. Though variable ... Continue reading "New FINRA Regulation Seeks to Increase Investor Protection, Cut Through Broker Excuses" »
Michael D. Montgomery, a former stockbroker and investment advisor in the Tacoma, Washington area, pled guilty this week to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from an elderly client and the ... Continue reading "Former Washington Stockbroker Michael Montgomery Admits to Investment Fraud, Stealing from Elderly Client" »
The SEC's Life Settlements Task Force issued a report recommending that the agency ask Congress to officially categorize life settlements as securities. A life settlement is a financial ... Continue reading "The Debate Continues Over Whether Life Settlements Are Really Securities" »
A federal grand jury has charged Jonathan Neal Leber, a purported financial advisor in Barren County, Kentucky, with defrauding Kentucky and Indiana investors out of approximately $2.4 million. ... Continue reading "Fake Investment Broker Jonathan Neal Leber Charged with Stealing $2.4M from Clients in Indiana & Kentucky" »
James Roland Dial, of Houston, Texas, received a five-year prison sentence earlier this week for conspiring with Evan “Nick” Jarvis, of Magnolia, Texas; and Alex Ellerman, of Chicago, ... Continue reading "Houston Businessman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Investment Fraud that Impacted 300+ Victims" »
A California man faces securities fraud and other charges after an alleged Ponzi scheme took millions from investors. Our investment fraud attorneys explain. On Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 71-year-old Aldo ... Continue reading "Man Charged with 167 Felony Counts in $20 Million Ponzi Scheme" »
Three Senior Financial Fraud Tips in Honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Each year, millions of senior citizens are conned out of a total of approximately $2.6 billion through various affinity ... Continue reading "Three Financial Fraud Tips on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day" »
Learn more about a recent FINRA alert regarding nutraceutical stock scams from an experienced investment fraud attorney with Meyer Wilson. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently ... Continue reading "What Are the Signs of a Nutraceutical Stock Scam?" »
SEC Charges 14 Sales Agents in $415M Long Island, New York Ponzi Scheme Earlier this week, the SEC charged 14 sales agents with facilitating a four-year, $415 million investment scheme allegedly ... Continue reading "SEC Charges Agape Agents in Long Island Ponzi Scheme" »
An experienced investment fraud attorney reports on a Florida man who has pleaded guilty to wire fraud in a $110 million online Ponzi scheme case. Thomas A. Bowdoin has pleaded guilty to charges ... Continue reading "Guilty Plea Comes in $110 Million Online Ponzi Scheme Case" »
A stockbroker fraud lawyer explains more about how brokers guard against overconcentration and what to do if you suspect stockbroker misconduct. You trust your stockbroker to manage your portfolio ... Continue reading "What Your Broker Should Be Doing to Prevent Overconcentration" »
BBB Sponsors Investment Fraud Prevention Seminar in Baltimore "Outsmarting Investment Fraud" If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That’s the advice the Better Business ... Continue reading "BBB Sponsors Investment Fraud Prevention Seminar in Baltimore" »
President of Montgomery County Business Indicted for Fraud Frank Renick, former president of Montgomery County-based Spectrum Pet Care, Inc., has been indicted on federal charges related to an alleged ... Continue reading "Investment Fraud Indictment for Spectrum Pet Care's Frank Renick" »

How Does FINRA Mediation Work?

Learn more about the process of FINRA mediation from a securities mediation attorney, and find out what happens if you don’t sign the settlement agreement. If you have been wronged by your ... Continue reading "How Does FINRA Mediation Work?" »
Phoenix-Based Investment Adviser Charged with Fraud, SEC Alleges Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest Last week, the SEC filed charges against Phoenix-based investment advisor Walter J. Clarke for ... Continue reading "Phoenix Investment Adviser Charged for Investment Fraud" »
An experienced Ponzi scheme attorney has the details in $12 million investment club Ponzi scheme case that affected 150 investors. Andrew S. Mackey and Inger L. Jensen, both of New York, have been ... Continue reading "Two Convicted in Alleged "Wealth Enhancement Club" Scam" »
Florida man sentenced in $8 million Ponzi scheme case from which investors may recover $3 million A Florida man was recently sentenced in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia for his part in a ... Continue reading "Florida Man Sentenced in Eight Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme" »
Piccoli Ponzi scheme victims, including priests and church members, expected to recover partial losses Three years after Richard S. Piccoli was sentenced to spend 20 years in prison for his alleged ... Continue reading "Piccoli Ponzi Scheme Victims to Recoup Some Investment Losses" »
SEC Reviews FINRA’s Pay Practices, Governance Policies as Opponents of SRO-Bill Call SEC Oversight into Question As the financial industry’s self-regulatory organization continues to seek ... Continue reading "SEC Oversight Questioned as SEC Reviews FINRA" »
An experienced securities fraud attorney explains why Ponzi schemes are destined to collapse and three ways they eventually fail. A Ponzi scheme can keep up the appearance of legitimacy for a long ... Continue reading "Three Reasons Why a Ponzi Scheme Will Always Collapse" »

What Happens After a Ponzi Scheme?

An experienced Ponzi scheme attorney discusses what to do after you dertmine you’ve been the victim of a Ponzi scheme and have suffered financial losses. Although we’ve spoken a lot about ... Continue reading "What Happens After a Ponzi Scheme?" »

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