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Eight claimants were awarded $1.28 million in compensatory damages by a FINRA arbitration panel last Wednesday, which FSC Securities Corp. is on the hook to pay. According to the claimants, a man ... Continue reading "NEWS: FSC Securities Corp. To Pay $1.28M Arbitration Award in the Case of Aubrey Lee Price" »
Frederick Alan Voight, a Richmond, Texas man, has been charged with conducting a $114 million Ponzi scheme by the SEC. Voight allegedly defrauded 300 of his investors. Of the $114 million dollars ... Continue reading "Texas Man Charged in Ponzi Scheme by the SEC" »
The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana announced recently that John Steven Blount of Lake Charles, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for his involvement in a Ponzi ... Continue reading "John Steven Blount Pleads Guilty for Role in $5.8M Ponzi Scheme" »
BMO Harris Bank said it will pay $16 million in order to settle its involvement in a lawsuit that is seeking $24 billion over allegations of a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. According to the lawsuit, ... Continue reading "BMO Harris Offers to Settle For $16M in Connection With Minnesota Ponzi Scheme" »
Marcello Trebitsch pled guilty this week to one count of securities fraud for his role in a $6 million Ponzi scheme he ran from 2007-2014. By entering into the plea agreement, Trebitsch also agreed to ... Continue reading "Marcello Trebitsch Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors Out of Nearly $6M" »
Frederick Eugene Monroe Jr. ( CRD# 2457010 ) has been charged with first-degree money laundering, three counts of second-degree grand larceny, and scheming to defraud. According to the allegations, ... Continue reading "Senior VP of Capital Financial Planning Charged in $1M Ponzi Scheme" »
According to the SEC’s allegations, a company known as DFRF Enterprises solicited Spanish and Portuguese speaking investors in Massachusetts and Florida, among other states, for investment ... Continue reading "Ponzi Scheme Targeting Spanish, Portuguese Speakers Stopped by SEC" »
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" »

New Ponzi Schemes Uncovered Weekly

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" »
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