Enrique F. Villalba, Jr., a Beachwood investment manager who has been the
center of a federal investigation, was sentenced to 8 years in prison
yesterday. While this news brings some relief to the 27 investors who
were victimized by Mr. Villalba, it still leaves many wondering if they
will ever be able to recover any of their investment losses.
According to federal officials, Mr. Villalba’s elaborate investment
scheme cost investors $30.4 million. Mr. Villalba was able to attract
investors’ money by touting his investment methodology that supposedly
involved a conservative approach to investing. Court documents state that
he told investors that he would place stop orders to safeguard their principal
investments. Mr. Villalba invested the money in commodities futures contracts
and didn’t put these stop orders in place, which ultimately caused
his investors’ to lose money.
Will investors be able to recover their losses?
Based on our experience with cases similar to Mr. Villalba’s, we
believe that his victims may be able to recover some or all of their investment
losses. After spending several hours interviewing Mr. Villalba before
his sentencing, I am very familiar with how he operated his investment
scheme. I have also reviewed trading confirmations and
account statements, as well as the investment strategy used by Mr. Villalba.
If you are one of the investors who lost money in
Mr. Villalba’s investment scheme, contact our office by calling (888) 390-6491 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. The consultation is free.