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Blog Posts in May, 2013

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David Meyer, Founding Attorney of Meyer Wilson, Begins Presidency of Central Ohio Association for Justice Investment Fraud Attorney David P. Meyer was sworn in as President of the COAJ by Maureen ... Continue reading "Investment Attorney David Meyer Becomes COAJ President" »
Jeffrey Kelly Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud Scheme Jeffrey Kelly, a former Hilliard resident and Ohio stockbroker, pleaded guilty today to operating an investment fraud scheme that cheated ... Continue reading "Ohio Stockbroker Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud Scam" »
Meyer Wilson is currently investigating potential financial losses resulting from private loan transactions conducted by the late S. Mark Powell, a private wealth manager associated with the Invesco ... Continue reading "Powell's Missing Millions Sparks Investment Fraud Investigation" »
Investors Should Be Cautious About Buying Muni Bonds Muni-bond headlines posted across the nation over the past eighteen months or so have all boiled down to this: Investors need to be very cautious ... Continue reading "Municipal Bonds Should Signify Caution to Investors" »
Regulators continue their crack down on the sale of alternative investments in a recent case against a mid-size broker-dealer in Kansas. In a disciplinary action filed earlier this month, the ... Continue reading "Regulators' Crackdown Over Alternative Investments Continues" »
An investment advisor in Kalamazoo, MI was charged with wire fraud May 16th in Grand Rapids. Joseph Fabian, the former owner of Fabian and Associates, LLC, allegedly took $4.3 million from clients in ... Continue reading "Michigan Investment Advisor Loses License; Accused of Investment Scam" »
Want to Learn How Ponzi Schemers Think? Watch American Greed on May 30 Despite the warnings to watch out for “free lunch” scams, affinity fraud, and schemes promising returns too good to ... Continue reading "American Greed: How Ponzi Schemers Think" »
A U.S. District Court in Florida has ordered Philip Milton, of Palm Beach Gardens, and Palm Spring Gardens-based investment advisory firm Trade, LLC to pay millions in restitution and penalties for ... Continue reading "Florida Court Orders Philip Milton to Pay for $28.4M Commodity Pool Ponzi Scheme" »
Chicago-Area Father and Son Charged with $2M Cherry-Picking Investment Scam A Chicago-area father and son have been charged with orchestrating a $2 million stock-trading fraud in a lawsuit filed last ... Continue reading "Illinois Father Son Duo Charged in $2M Stock-Trading Fraud Scam" »
Canby, Oregon Man, Bradley Holcom, Indicted in San Diego for Alleged Role in $50M Securities Fraud Scheme An Oregon man has been indicted in San Diego for allegedly orchestrating a $50 million ... Continue reading "Oregon Man Bradley Holcom Indicted in San Diego for $50M Securities Fraud Scheme" »
Former Ohio Securities Salesman, William F. Morgan, is Headed to Prison for Stealing from the Elderly A former North Canton securities salesman has been sentenced to five years in prison for stealing ... Continue reading "North Canton Ohio Man William Morgan Sent to Prison for Stealing From Elderly" »
Senior Investors May Need An Investment Attorney When people think of elder financial abuse, they often imagine criminals writing themselves into a will or stealing from a grandmother’s purse. ... Continue reading "Investment Fraud and Elder Financial Abuse" »
Meyer Wilson is currently investigating investment losses resulting from the sale of reverse convertible bonds, reverse convertible notes, and other equity structured products and structured notes ... Continue reading "Reverse Convertible Investment Fraud Losses" »
Oppenheimer Advisors Charged with Misleading Investors About Valuation and Performance of New York-based private equity fund: Oppenheimer Global Resource Private Equity Fund I L.P Two investment ... Continue reading "Oppenheimer Investment Advisors Charged In Private Equity Fund Case" »
For many Ponzi scheme victims, there is no sign that anything is wrong with an investment until the payments stop, and you can’t seem to reach the broker or advisor who promoted it. ... Continue reading "When the Payments Stop-Getting Help after a Ponzi Scheme" »

Broker Dealers Fail on REITs

BDs Failing to Communicate REIT Pitfalls to Investors, Says FINRA as it Cracks Down The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority came down on broker-dealers early this month for failing to communicate ... Continue reading "Broker Dealers Fail on REITs" »
Jury Finds Former CEO of Newport News Investment Firm Guilty of Fraud The former CEO of a Newport News-based hedge fund has been convicted of fraud for inflating the value of an underlying asset in ... Continue reading "Former CEO, Jeffrey Martinovich, of Newport News Investment Firm Guilty of Fraud" »
Michael Morawski, of Sleepy Hollow, and Frank Constant, of West Dundee Sentenced in $18M Ponzi Scheme Two Dundee Township men have been sentenced to prison for cheating 267 victims out of $21 million ... Continue reading "Dundee Township Illinois Men Sentenced in Ponzi Scam" »
Fake Fort Wayne Pastor Sentenced for Using Faith to Cheat Investors A Fort Wayne insurance agent has been sentenced to eight years and ordered to pay $2.2 million in restitution for posing as a pastor ... Continue reading "Fake Fort Wayne Pastor Bradley Collins Lured Investors in $30M Scam" »
Crowdfunding and Investment Fraud “Crowdfunding” is a trend that seems to be taking the internet by storm, and it has been responsible for funding a number of creative and professional ... Continue reading "A Note about Crowdfunding and Investment Fraud" »
Milton Financial Adviser Headed to Prison for Stealing Millions in Two Separate Fraud Schemes - And His Own Church Was One of the Largest Investment Fraud Victims A Milton financial adviser is headed ... Continue reading "Two Investment Fraud Scams Spell Prison for Milton Financial Advisor" »
Fraudster Trio Sent Back to Prison for New Ponzi Scheme Three serial fraudsters, including a former Downers Grove resident, have been sent back to prison for orchestrating a new $7 million Ponzi ... Continue reading "Wisconsin Prison Buddies Who Orchestrated $7M Ponzi Scheme Head Back To Slammer" »

Watch Out For Gold Scams

There are numerous scams out there that involve precious metals, specifically gold. If you are considering investing in gold, you need to be aware of some recent schemes. One of the most common gold ... Continue reading "Watch Out For Gold Scams" »
The City of Victorville, Calif. and Kinsell, Newcomb & DeDios (KND) are among several defendants to be charged with defrauding investors by selling municipal bonds based on inflated property ... Continue reading "City of Victorville, CA and Underwriter Sold Muni Bonds Based on Inflated Property Valuations" »
Investor Alert: Be Leery of “Bond-Like” Investment Products. The Same Investment Product Can't Both be Safe and Make Up Past Investment Losses Investors have been chasing yield for ... Continue reading "Investor Alert: Be Leery of "Bond-Like" Investment Products" »
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