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Eight People Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay Nearly $130 Million in Restitution

Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Cleveland Office Stephen D. Anthony and United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Carole S. Rendon announced that eight people were sentenced to prison for their involvement in an investment fraud scheme that cost investors approximately $39 million in losses.

  • Zirk de Maison: Ordered to pay $39.1 million in restitution, sentenced to 12+ years in prison.
  • Stephen Wilshinsky: Ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution, sentenced to just under 3 years in prison.
  • Talman Harris: Ordered to pay $843,423 in restitution, sentenced to 5+ years in prison.
  • Gregory Goldstein: Ordered to pay $5 million in restitution, sentenced to just under 3 years in prison.
  • Jack Tagliafero: Ordered to pay $5 million in restitution, sentenced to 5+ years in prison.
  • Victor Alfaya: Ordered to pay $3.6 million in restitution, sentenced to just under 2 years in prison.
  • Kieran Kuhn: Ordered to pay $5.6 million in restitution, sentenced to just under 4 years in prison.
  • William Scholander: Ordered to pay $843,423 in restitution, sentenced to just under 2 years in prison.

Two more co-conspirators will have hearings later in 2017.

According to the US Attorney and FBI, de Maison worked with his co-conspirators to defraud investors by running a classic pump-and-dump scheme. To learn more about how these schemes operate, please visit our investor education website.

For more information on the details of this particular scheme, take a look at our previous blog where we reported on Izak Zirk De Maison and his fraudulent actions back in March of 2015 for his role in running an investment scheme.

If you lost money investing in this scheme, our investment fraud attorneys at Meyer Wilson are ready to help you recover your losses. For nearly 20 years, we have provided the legal assistance our clients need to secure the financial compensation they deserve. Through our efforts, we have successfully recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements. Call us at one of our office locations, or fill out our online form to request a free case evaluation today.

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