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Blog Posts in October, 2011

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Big investment firms continue to be affected by a slew of trading scandals, financial crises, and regulator crackdowns. Top managers at UBS, for example, (previously one of the world's most ... Continue reading "How to Choose a New Wealth Manager" »
Texas A&M is currently facing a multi-million dollar lawsuit related to the $8 billion investment fraud scheme allegedly orchestrated by Robert Allen Stanford, sole proprietor of Stanford ... Continue reading "Texas A&M Faces $4.4M Lawsuit Stemming from Alleged $8B Investment Fraud" »
A 28-count indictment against the former owners of Lafayette-based Bowman Investment Group was unsealed on Friday by the U.S. Attorneys Office. The indictment, which was sealed in August, accuses ... Continue reading "Former Owners of Bowman Investment Group Indicted on 28 Counts" »
John Robert Graves and Sara Turberville Graves, both of Fredericksburg, Va., were indicted last week on multiple fraud charges in connection to an alleged $1.3 million investment fraud scheme that ... Continue reading "Ex-FBI-Agent-Turned-Financial-Advisor and Wife Charged with $1.3M Investment Fraud" »
Tip #1: Watch out if someone promises a lot for a little. One thing most investment schemes have in common is the promise of high returns for little to no risk. In the world of investing, higher ... Continue reading "5 Tips to Fight Investment Fraud During the Economic Downturn" »
Marciela Barajas and Juliana Menefee, both of Diamond Bar, have been accused of running an investment fraud scheme that took millions from investors. Eva Perez, an additional suspect in the case, may ... Continue reading "Alleged Investment Fraud Used California PTA to Find Investors" »
A 46-year-old man has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud after an alleged Virginia investment fraud scheme. Alan James Watson, of Clinton Township, set himself up as chief executive officer of ... Continue reading "Virginia Investment Club CEO Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud" »
As part of the state's efforts to help Montanans avoid investment fraud, the Montana Commissioner of Securities and Insurance has teamed up with AARP Montana to produce a new documentary: ... Continue reading "Montana Commissioner Releases New Documentary on Investment Fraud" »
The Los Angeles Times recently ran an article warning California investors to continue to be on the alert for investment fraud, stock scams, and misleading information. Senior investors and small ... Continue reading "Be on the Lookout for Los Angeles Investment Scams" »
Self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) have become a favorite among investors looking to gain flexibility and increased control over their retirement portfolios. In fact, investments in ... Continue reading "Increased Flexibility Means Added Risk for IRAs" »
According to an investor alert released last week by FINRA, most investors should steer clear of non-traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) if they want to build their nest eggs. ... Continue reading "Non-Traded REITs Too Risky for Most Investors, Says FINRA" »
Roberto Torres and Alejandro Torres were sentenced to 48 months and 46 months in prison on Wednesday for their roles in a $930 million Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Miami businessman Nevin Shapiro. ... Continue reading "Father and Son Sentenced in $930M Ponzi Scheme" »
Edward May was sentenced to 16 years in prison last week in federal court in Detroit for orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in Michigan history, according to an FBI press release. May pled guilty ... Continue reading "Man Receives 16 Years for Orchestrating Largest Ponzi Scheme in Michigan History" »
The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Jody Dunn, of Corinth, Texas, of investment fraud. Officials allege that Dunn took $3.4 million from over 7,000 investors in the deaf ... Continue reading "Life Insurance Investment Scam Targets Deaf" »
Niles Stansfield, a Fort Collins real estate agent, has been accused of running a Texas real estate investment scam that allegedly promised high returns to investors. Through his Fort Lyon Farms, ... Continue reading "Fort Collins Real Estate Investment Scam Targets Church and AA Members" »
A recent study commissioned by the AARP has revealed that the most common victims of investment fraud may not be the people we first imagine. When we think of investment fraud, we often picture a ... Continue reading "Who's Most At Risk For Investment Fraud? The Answer May Surprise You." »
Terry Parks, formerly of Missoula, Montana, has been found guilty of investment fraud in relation to a Hurricane Katrina scam that took investors for thousands of dollars. According to officials, ... Continue reading "Alleged Hurricane Katrina Investment Fraud Scam Dupes Montana Investors" »
An Amish man from Sugarcreek, Ohio has been accused of a massive investment scam that targeted his fellow investors in the Amish community. It's alleged that Monroe Beachy, 77, ran the investment ... Continue reading "Massive Investment Fraud Targets Amish Community" »
Diane Glatfelter, Robert Rice, and Robert Anderson have been named in a civil suit brought by the SEC, which alleges that the trio was involved in a gold investment scheme and other investment scams. ... Continue reading "Gold Investment Scam Among Accusations Against CFO" »
James Margulies has been sentenced to 21 years in prison and must pay restitution after an alleged pump-and-dump scheme left investors broke. Margulies allegedly lured investors in with enticingly ... Continue reading "Alleged $110 Million Stock Fraud Nets Pepper Pike Man 21 Years in Prison" »
In a recent statement from his office, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden warned investors to be on the lookout for social media scams. His concern comes because more and more people are using ... Continue reading "Delaware AG Warns of Investment Scams through Social Media" »

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