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Recovering Losses Caused By Investment Misconduct

Blog Posts in January, 2013

According to a recent article in the Charleston Regional Business Journal, 48-year-old Timothy D. Mays, of Summerville, has been indicted on federal investment fraud charges, including mail fraud and ... Continue reading "Timothy D. Mays, of Summerville, Accused of Investment Fraud" »
According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Chimera Energy Corporation, of Houston, was subject to a temporary suspension of trading from October 25, 2012, to November 7, 2012. So why ... Continue reading "Chimera Energy Suspended by the Securities and Exchange Commission" »
According to a recent article, a California man has pleaded guilty to two counts of securities fraud before a federal judge in Fort Worth, Texas. Jeffrey J. Sykes, of Redlands, California, will face a ... Continue reading "California Man Pleads Guilty in Alleged T-Bill Trading Ponzi Scheme" »
A few years ago, a dispute between a group of investors and California-based National Financial Lending, LLC resulted in a lot of angry words online and a lot of confused investors. Although we ... Continue reading "Making Sense of Investment Fraud Accusations" »
Heard One of These Five Phrases Lately? Watch Out – You Could Be Looking at an Investment Scam. There are almost as many ways to run an investment fraud scheme as there are ways to operate a ... Continue reading "Five Investment Fraud Phrases Commonly Used to Seduce Investors" »
Crowdfunding May Lead to Online “Boiler Rooms,” Warns Investment Fraud Attorney There’s been a lot of noise in the news lately about “crowdfunding,” a financing practice ... Continue reading "Attorney Warns of Crowdfunding Fraud From Online Boiler Rooms" »
According to an article from Delaware Online, Kyong Ho Kim, of Newark, was recently sentenced to eight years in prison for his part in an alleged investment scam that took millions from investors. Kim ... Continue reading "Kyong Ho Kim Sentenced to 8 Years for Alleged Investment Fraud" »
Record Amount of Restitution Ordered for Harmed Investors in 2012, Says FINRA The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has announced that it ordered $34 million in restitution to harmed ... Continue reading "FINRA Says Record Restitution Ordered For Investors in 2012" »
Investment Fraud and Peer Pressure So many investment scams in recent years have involved large groups of family and friends losing millions of dollars—sometimes even the family and friends of ... Continue reading "What to Do When a Friend Tries to Pressure You into Investment Fraud" »
SEC is Watching When a Brokerage Firm Doesn't Supervise its Brokers Last year, Advanced Equities faced allegations from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) claiming that the company ... Continue reading "More on "Failure to Supervise" and the Alleged Advanced Equities Scam" »
Former Conway, South Carolina Pastor Pleads Guilty to Bilking Church Members in Ponzi Scheme A former pastor of Tilly Swamp Baptist Church in Conway, South Carolina has pled guilty to cheating members ... Continue reading "Former Tilly Swamp Pastor Pleads Guilty to Cheating Church Members in Ponzi Scam" »
According to Foster’s Daily Democrat, the New Hampshire Bureau of Securities Regulation responded to recent, disturbing research from the Investor Protection Trust by warning older investors to ... Continue reading "New Hampshire Regulator Warns of Senior Investment Fraud" »
Investment Fraud: Wealth, Education, and Experience Don't Equate Invulnerability After Bernie Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme brought the financial world to a standstill in 2008, there was ... Continue reading "Think You're Too Young/Smart/Wealthy to be a Victim of Investment Fraud? You're Wrong." »
Beckman Gets 30 Years for Role in $195M Ponzi Scheme Jason “Bo” Beckman has been sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for his role in Minnesota’s second-largest Ponzi scheme to ... Continue reading "Jason "Bo" Beckman Sentenced for $195M Minnesota Ponzi Scam" »
Gold and precious metal scams are not uncommon, and you should always take the time to do your background research before investing in gold—even if it’s a large or recognizable company. As ... Continue reading "What We Can Learn from the Alleged Goldline International Scam" »
Goldline International, a gold and precious metals dealer based in California, has recently been accused by a former employee of terminating her employment because she objected to alleged scam tactics ... Continue reading "Woman Claims Goldline Fired Her for Objecting to Scam Tactics" »

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