Meyer Wilson

Recovering Losses Caused By Investment Misconduct

Alleged Propagator of 20 Year NY Ponzi Scheme Sentenced

After pleading guilty to a fraud scheme as well as grand larceny charges, financial planner Jay Hoffman was sentenced to up to seven years in jail.

For sentencing purposes, the former president of Security Income Planners admitted to fraudulently obtaining funds from family, friends, and other clients of his Bay Shore firm.

Prosecutors allege that Hoffman lured investors with promises of returns of up to 12 percent. However, bank records and other evidence show that he did not actually invest the savings entrusted to him by his clients.

According to Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota, “[…] (Hoffman) would use investor A’s money to pay ‘interest’ to investor B—while pocketing a hefty cut for his personal expenses.”

Hoffman allegedly ran the Ponzi scheme out of his company, originally based in Syosset, between the dates of January 1989 and October 2009.

Many individuals who invested with Hoffman were not aware of any potential fraud until Suffolk prosecutors launched an investigation. Authorities believe that Hoffman may have had as many as 40 victims, including his family members and many of his childhood friends.

Categories: Ponzi Schemes

Choose a Firm with Accolades:

  • Super Lawyers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Preeminent AV Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers Best Law Firm
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Avvo 10/10 Rating