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Recovering Losses Caused By Investment Misconduct

Blog Posts in November, 2010

A California financial advisor has been accused of stealing nearly a quarter-billion dollars in a real estate Ponzi scheme. A federal grand jury has handed down a 23-count indictment to 60-year-old ... Continue reading "California Financial Advisor Accused of Running a Ponzi Scheme" »
Federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the owner of Life’s Good Inc. for his alleged participation in a Ponzi scheme involving nearly $17 million. The charges were filed against ... Continue reading "Life's Good Inc. Owner Accused of Ponzi Scheme" »
A Chicago area man has been accused of operating an investment scheme involving more than $5 million from approximately 150 investors. Scott M. Ross, 42, of Woodstock, has been charged with three ... Continue reading "Chicago Area Man Accused of Ponzi Scheme" »
Harbinger Capital Partners, one of the most prominent hedge funds in the United States, is the latest fund to become the subject of an SEC investigation, according to a recent Wall Street Journal ... Continue reading "Prominent Hedge Fund Under Investigation by the SEC and U.S. Attorney" »
On Monday, in response to a civil complaint filed by the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission, a federal judge in the U.S. District Court in Charleston froze the assets of Rev. Ronald ... Continue reading "The CFTC Accuses South Carolina Pastor of Running Ponzi Scheme" »
Last week, the SEC obtained an emergency court order and froze the assets of two Chicago investment firms. The two companies, Brewer Financial Services LLC and Brewer Investment Advisors LLC, have ... Continue reading "SEC Freezes Assets of Two Chicago Firms For Fraudulent Activity" »
As explained in a recent Wall Street Journal article, investors should be wary if their insurance agents, brokers, or financial advisers claim that swapping their older variable annuities for newer ... Continue reading "Investors Should Be Wary of Variable-Annuity Swaps" »
A St. Louis area man has entered guilty pleas for investment fraud involving more than $2.4 million. According to the United States Attorney’s Office, 62-year-old Randall Lynn Stuckey defrauded ... Continue reading "Investment Fraud Leads to Guilty Plea by St. Louis Man" »
In the past, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has had more authority as a regulatory agency than the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). However, a provision of the Dodd-Frank ... Continue reading "CFTC Gains More Authority in Dodd-Frank Act, Sets Sights on Fraud" »

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