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Blog Posts in April, 2013

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SEC Files Its First Crowdfunding Complaint Earlier this month, the SEC charged Daniel F. Peterson of Spokane Valley, Washington with fraudulently using the JOBS Act, which legalized crowdfunding, to ... Continue reading "SEC Files First Crowdfunding Complaint" »
Detroit Money Manager Frank Bluestein Barred from Securities Industry, Ordered to Pay Millions for Role in May’s Scheme Detroit money manager Frank Bluestein has been barred from the securities ... Continue reading "Detroit Money Manager Bluestein Barred from Securities Industry" »
PBS Documentary Slams Brokers and Advisers for Putting Their Own Interests Ahead of Investors’ Brokers and financial advisers across the country were slammed for putting retirement savers at ... Continue reading "PBS Documentary "The Retirement Game" Slams Financial Brokers, Advisers" »
According to a recent article in the Press Democrat, 62-year-old Gary T. Armitage, a former investment advisor and resident of Santa Rosa, has now been sentenced to ten years in prison after a plea ... Continue reading "Armitage Sentenced to Prison in Alleged Bay Area Ponzi Scheme" »
The founder and managing director of Ohio-based Prim Capital Corporation has been charged with attempting to defraud the National Basketball Association players’ union out of $3 million. ... Continue reading "Gates Mill Financial Advisor Charged with Attempting to Defraud the NBPA" »
Spokane Valley Man, Daniel F. Peterson, Charged with Scheming to Raise Money Under Guise of JOBS Act A Spokane Valley man and his company have been charged with misleading investors with claims that ... Continue reading "Spokane Valley Man Uses JOBS Act for Investment Fraud" »
CFPB Claims That Senior Designations Are "Confusing" One common way investors evaluate their stockbrokers and advisors for credibility is by looking at their credentials. Unfortunately, a ... Continue reading ""Senior Specialist" and Similar Financial Credentials Can Lead to Confusion" »
Lorain Financial Consultant Charged with Stealing More Than $1M From Clients A Vermilion certified financial planner and self-employed tax preparer has been charged with defrauding approximately 25 ... Continue reading "Vermillion, OH Man, Richard A. Zakarian, Charged in Self-Directed IRA and Payroll Retirement Money Investment Scam" »
In a recent article from the Santa Cruz Sentinel, there was an update related to the alleged GLR Growth Fund Ponzi scheme that took over $5.1 million from investors local to the Bay Area in ... Continue reading "Bay Area Lawsuit Filed in Alleged GLR Growth Fund Ponzi Scheme" »
Two Arizona-Based Brokers Charged with Stealing from Investors in Tankless Water Heater Venture Two former Arizona brokers have been charged with stealing over a million dollars from investors in a ... Continue reading "Arizona Brokers, Jeffrey Stebbins and Corbin Jones, Charged with Investment Fraud" »
Three Omaha Men Indicted on Charges Related to Alleged Commodities Pool Ponzi Scheme Following a 2011 CFTC lawsui t, three Omaha men have been indicted on 14 counts of conspiracy and fraud related to ... Continue reading "Omaha Men Indicted for Commodities Pool Ponzi Scheme" »
A Chicago-based investment advisor has been charged with lying to his clients, including the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), about the amount of money managed by his ... Continue reading "Chicago Investment Advisor Umesh Tandon Charged for Investment Fraud" »
Portland, OR Hedge Fund Manager, Yusaf Jawed, Pleads Guilty to 17 Counts of Fraud in Ponzi Scheme A Portland hedge fund manager has pleaded guilty to 17 counts of fraud in a Ponzi scheme that ... Continue reading "Portland Hedge Fund Manager Yusaf Jawed Guilty in Ponzi Scam" »
List of “Top Investor Threats” Adds Some New Investment Fraud Tricks to the Book While some scams come up year after year, there are some new additions to NASAA’s list of top ... Continue reading "NASAA's 2012 List of Top Investor Threats Includes Some New Tricks" »
Gold Value Plunge Means Investors Stand to Lose Big on $1.1 Billion Worth of Structured Notes The price of gold plunged 9.1% on Monday – the steepest decline in 33 years – after having ... Continue reading "Gold Plunge: Investors Could Lose Big on Structured Notes" »
In a recent article out of Connecticut, it was revealed that Robert Ponte, Robert Rivernider, and Loretta Seneca have now pleaded guilty in an investment fraud case that involves two separate ... Continue reading "Ponte, Rivernider, and Seneca Plead Guilty in Two Investment Scams" »
A recent article from The Press-Enterprise focused on the conviction of the final two defendants in a huge mortgage and securities scam that allegedly took $142 million from at least 26 investors in ... Continue reading "Two More Convicted in Riverside for Stonewood Ponzi Scheme" »
Ex University of Georgia Coach Jim Donnan Indicted on 85 Charges in Alleged Ponzi Scheme Former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan and an Ohio business partner have been charged with ... Continue reading "Past UGA Coach Jim Donnan Indicted For GLC Limited Ponzi Scheme" »

ETF Tracking Errors Rising

More ETF Concerns for Investors: ETF Tracking Errors on the Rise As if investors didn’t already have enough reasons to steer clear of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) , new data show that the ... Continue reading "ETF Tracking Errors Rising" »
Three Cedar Brook Financial Brokers Suspended for Misleading Investors Over Private Placements Two founders of Ohio-based Cedar Brook Financial Partners and its CEO have had their securities licenses ... Continue reading "Ohio-Based Cedar Brook Financial Partners CEO Have Securities Licenses Suspended" »
Indiana Man Heads to Prison for Defrauding Iowans An Indiana man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for stealing money from Iowa investors in an investment fraud scheme involving a purported ... Continue reading "Indiana Man Lowell Gene Bob Hancher Defrauds Iowans" »
In a recent article from the Boston Herald, it was revealed that Joseph Gennaco, 68, of Florida, has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of wire fraud and mail fraud in connection to an alleged ... Continue reading "Joseph Gennaco Pleads Guilty in Insurance Investment Fraud Case" »
A recent article on TBJ Now, through the The Business Journal, reports that a suspected con artist who had relocated to South Korea has now been escorted back to the US. Kwan Yong Choi, formerly of ... Continue reading "Choi Escorted Back to California to Face Charges for Ponzi Scheme" »
Former Hawaiian Political Candidate to Return to Hawaii and Enter Guilty Plea in Alleged Investment Scam A Hawaiian man now residing in Arizona has agreed to return to Honolulu to admit guilt in an ... Continue reading "Former Hawaiian Political Candidate Returns Hawaii For Investment Scam Enter Guilty Plea" »
Massachusetts Proposes Criminal Background Check for Registered Advisors Massachusetts regulators want to be among a small handful of states to require criminal background checks for registered ... Continue reading "Massachusetts Proposes Criminal Background Check for Registered Advisors" »
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