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Blog Posts in February, 2013

According to a recent article in the Denver Business Journal, Denver-resident Gregory Russell has been convicted of theft, securities fraud, and related charges for his part in an alleged investment ... Continue reading "Gregory Russell Convicted in Alleged Colorado Investment Fraud" »
One of the most common forms of hedge fund fraud has to do with the suitability of an investment for the investor in question and whether the significant risks associated with this type of investment ... Continue reading "Hedge Funds, Risk Tolerance, and Stockbroker Fraud" »
When an Investment Seems to Complicated or Promises Too Much, Step Back You’ve been pitched a complicated, new investment product, or you’ve met a financial advisor or broker who claims to ... Continue reading "Complicated Products and Strategies Could Be Investment Fraud" »
Online Investment Scams Becoming More Common Although many online investments seem tempting, you should be aware that online investment fraud is not uncommon. As with any other type of investment, you ... Continue reading "Protecting Yourself from Online Investment Scams" »
According to an article in the Orange County Register, Mahmoud Karkehabadi (also known as “Mike Karkeh”) has been convicted of securities fraud and theft for an alleged Ponzi scheme that ... Continue reading "Owner of Alliance Group Entertainment Convicted for Securities Fraud" »
Once a Ponzi scheme starts to move through a group or a community, it almost seems to perpetuate itself with the buzz created from trusted members of a tight-knit community. But how do fraudsters ... Continue reading "Affinity Fraud: How Fraudsters Get in Good with Targeted Groups" »
Seniors are Often Targets of Ponzi Scams and Affinity Fraud We’ve been talking recently about “affinity fraud” and how some fraudsters and Ponzi schemers target specific groups and ... Continue reading "Senior Investors Often Targets of Ponzi Schemes, Affinity Fraud" »
In a recent article, it was revealed that Russell Allen Erxleben, a 56-year-old former player for the University of Texas Longhorns and the New Orleans Saints, has been indicted on charges related to ... Continue reading "Former UT Player Russell Erxleben Indicted for $2 Million Ponzi scheme" »
FINRA to Focus Regulatory Eye on Leveraged ETFs in 2013 The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has announced that it plans to focus on leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in 2013. Typical ETFs ... Continue reading "FINRA Focuses on Leveraged ETFs in 2013" »
REITs Not Ideal for Every Investor, May Lead To Investment Losses Non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) are notoriously confusing investments, and even FINRA has warned that these ... Continue reading "LPL Financial REIT Investigation Is a Reminder to Do Your Research" »
In the current rocky financial environment, many investors are being enticed by new, high-yield investment products that seem to be the answer to their poorly performing portfolios. Although many of ... Continue reading "Avoiding Investment Fraud: Is That High-Yield Product Right for You?" »
If you’ve read about any of the gold investment scams that have been discovered in the past few years, you’ve probably noticed that many of them featured an extensive marketing campaign ... Continue reading "Beware of Gold Investment Advertising That Plays on Your Fears" »
In a recent article from the Agoura Hills Patch, it is reported that Dean P. Gross, a 50-year-old Agoura Hills man, was sentenced to seven years in prison for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme through ... Continue reading "Dean P. Gross, of Bridon Entertainment, Sentenced for Ponzi Scheme" »
It’s a new year, and that means it’s a great time to start building good habits that will help you avoid investment fraud. Avoiding investment fraud doesn’t have to be a major time ... Continue reading "Setting Aside Time to Avoid Investment Fraud" »
Get in the Game: Leave Armchair Quarterbacking for the Super Bowl We’re often passionately involved in our favorite sports teams and landmark face-offs; we cheer our favorite athletes, check ... Continue reading "Big Game Review: A Investment Fraud Lawyer's Playbook" »
The Winston-Salem Journal recently featured an article that described the sentencing of two Charlotte men who were allegedly engaged in separate Ponzi schemes. Mitchell Brian Huffman and Robert S. ... Continue reading "Two Men Sentenced for Unrelated Ponzi Schemes in Charlotte" »

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