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Thomas Abdallah, Mark George, and Jeffrey Gainer have been indicted for their alleged role in a $17 million Ponzi scheme involving approximately 70 investors. According to accusations, these men ... Continue reading "Ohio Men Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding Investors Out of $17 Million" »
U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett handed down John Bullar’s sentence this Monday, giving him “100 months in prison, three years of supervised release, was ordered to forfeit ... Continue reading "John Bullar To Pay $6.2 Million in Restitution for Ponzi Scheme" »
A recent criminal complaint charged former Patriots player Will Allen and former Regions Bank executive Susan Daub with securities fraud for their role in an alleged Ponzi scheme involving ... Continue reading "Former NFL Player and Former Bank Exec Arrested for Securities Fraud" »
A federal complaint accuses William Apostelos and wife Connie Apostelos of running a Ponzi scheme involving 450 investors and losses of more than $30 million. William Apostelos and his wife Connie are ... Continue reading "New Details Emerge in Dayton, Ohio Ponzi Scheme Case" »
Ken Grant was charged this week by federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Ohio with defrauding about 70 investors out of approximately $17 million. Grant waived his right to prosecution by ... Continue reading "Criminal Charges Filed in Ohio Ponzi Scheme Against KGTA Principal Ken Grant" »
A Los Angeles area pastor was sentenced to a term of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $7 million from 82 people. Luis Alonso Serna is a former pastor of Zion Living Word ... Continue reading "Ponzi Scheme Pastor Gets 10 Years in Prison" »
Laurie Schneider admitted earlier this year to stealing approximately $6.9 million from about 30 investors by way of a real estate Ponzi scheme. Schneider was sentenced last Friday in Central Islip ... Continue reading "New York Woman Admits to Stealing Nearly $7 Million Through Ponzi Scheme" »
Another multi-million dollar Ponzi Scheme in Ohio in 2014? It's hard to believe but it is true. Our law firm started receiving calls from victims of Ohio's latest Ponzi scheme several months ... Continue reading "$50 Million Ponzi Scheme in Southwest Ohio" »
According to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), the number of enforcement actions against unlicensed brokers rose 34% from 2012 to 2013. Many industry experts posit that ... Continue reading "Unregistered Broker Fraud May Be On the Rise, Reports USA Today" »
In September 2014, the FBI announced the unsealing of an indictment that charged two Florida residents and one resident of Michigan with multiple counts of conspiracy and wire fraud. On Wednesday, the ... Continue reading "First of Three People Charged with Investment Fraud Pleads Guilty" »
For those who are unfamiliar, bitcoin is virtual currency also referred to as "peer to peer" or "open source" currency. Bitcoin was created around 2009, but its exact origins are ... Continue reading "Bitcoin: The Latest Trend in Ponzi Schemes" »
One week ago today, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil injunctive action in the Northern District of Georgia against Atlanta-based marketing company Zhunrize, Inc. In the ... Continue reading "SEC Accuses Atlanta Marketing Company Zhunrize and CEO Jeff Pan of Running a $100M Pyramid Scheme" »
On September 24, the SEC announced charges in a San Francisco federal court against internet marketing company eAdGear Holdings and eAdGear, Inc. alleging that its operators, Charles S. Wang, Qian ... Continue reading "SEC Files Pyramid Scheme Charges Against Internet Marketing Company eAdGear Inc." »
On Tuesday of this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filed a civil lawsuit against Oscar Villarreal for swindling investors out of more than $18 million. Knowing about the ... Continue reading "As I Predicted Last Year, Oscar Villarreal's WW Capital Partners Fund Appears to be a Ponzi Scheme" »
By Chad M. Kohler, Esq. Prosecutors have asked U.S. District Court Judge Herman J. Weber to sentence admitted Ponzi-schemer Glen Galemmo to over 15 years in prison in connection with his longstanding ... Continue reading "Ohio Ponzi-Schemer Glen Galemmo Says 'Fear Of Failure' Led Him To Steal From His Investors" »
Attorneys David P. Meyer and Courtney M. Werning co-authored an article on Ponzi schemes and brokerage firms entitled The Aftermath of a Ponzi Scheme Collapse: Liability of Brokerage Firms. The ... Continue reading "The Aftermath of a Ponzi Scheme Collapse: Liability of Brokerage Firms" »

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By Courtney Werning Since Bernie Madoff became a household name for his immense Ponzi scheme that cost investors an estimated $17 billion, these schemes are quietly unfolding in every part of the ... Continue reading "New Ponzi Schemes Uncovered Weekly" »
Back To Main Patricia Miller Page Clients of broker Patricia S. Miller, formerly with Investors Capital Corp., have hired the investment fraud Meyer Wilson to help recover investments likely lost in ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Teams up with Pittsburgh Law Firm of Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C. to Represent Victims of the Alleged Ponzi Scheme Involving Broker Patricia Miller" »
Back to Main Patricia Miller Page The investment fraud Meyer Wilson has been contacted recently by customers who purchased investments sold by former Pennsylvania stockbroker Patricia S. Miller. An ... Continue reading "Investigation of Investments Sold by Former Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller Finds Evidence of Classic Ponzi Scheme" »
Back To Main Page Attorneys investigating case believe investors may be able to recover losses. The securities lawyers at Meyer Wilson have been contacted by victims of an alleged Ponzi scheme run by ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Law Firm Contacted by Victims of Alleged Ponzi Scheme Run by Former Pennsylvania Stockbroker Patricia S. Miller" »
As investment fraud attorneys, our law firm learned about Glen Galemmo's Ponzi scheme last summer when we started receiving frantic calls from individual investors who trusted Galemmo with their ... Continue reading "No Surprise Here: Ohio Investment Advisor Glen Galemmo Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Money Laundering" »
Introduced in the past week in both the U.S. House and Senate is proposed legislation that could help victims of Ponzi scheme investment fraud to recover more of their cash losses. Titled the ... Continue reading "Proposed Law Could Mean Greater Recovery for Ponzi Scheme Victims" »
When John Otto's clients finally realized he had cheated them out of millions, he committed suicide to evade the consequences. Now, an appellate court has ruled that Otto's widow must pay the ... Continue reading "Wife Is Liable to Victims After Ponzi-Schemer Husband Commits Suicide" »
As an investment fraud attorney, I see first-hand the devastation caused by Ponzi schemes and other financial frauds. Nearly every week I hear from another family who lost their life savings by ... Continue reading "Is WW Capital III Investment Fund in Cleveland a Ponzi Scheme? I Hope I am Wrong" »
Because a Ponzi scheme cannot operate independent of a bank, banks have the unique ability to notice fraudulent activity before all the funds are lost. Government action against a bank for failing to ... Continue reading "Regulators File Action Against TD Bank for Aiding a Ponzi Scheme" »
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