Meyer Wilson

Recovering Losses Caused By Investment Misconduct

Blog Posts in 2012

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Assessing Municipal Bond Credit Risk Key to Investor Protection, Says SEC Municipal bonds are debt securities issued by government entities. Investors lend the issuer money in exchange for a promise ... Continue reading "SEC Advises Municipal Bond Credit Risk Assessment" »
According to a recent article, three brokers have been charged for violating securities laws related to a hedge fund that was recently alleged to be a Ponzi scheme. Stephen Persad, Dominic ... Continue reading "Three Men Charged in Oregon Hedge Fund Fraud" »
In a recent article out of North Carolina, it was reported that former Raleigh mayoral candidate Carolyn Willis Grant was charged with one count of mail fraud related to an alleged investment scam. ... Continue reading "Carolyn Willis Grant Charged for Investment Fraud in North Carolina" »
Investor Advocates Worry About NAPFA’s CFP Move The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is making big changes to its member rules. This month, the association, which ... Continue reading "NAPFA Makes Big Changes to Member Rules, Recognizes Only Certified Financial Planners" »
BBB and FINRA Foundation Team Up to Help Stop Investment Scams The largest foundation in the United States dedicated to investor education has teamed up with one of America’s most trusted ... Continue reading "BBB And FINRA Create New Smart Investing Website" »
End of Year is the Perfect Time to Review Your Investment Plan, Says SEC and FINRA The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have ... Continue reading "SEC, FINRA Offer 5 Tips to Review Your Investment Plan At Year End" »
State Regulators Warn of Continued Investment Fraud Threat to Seniors In 2003, state securities regulators forecast that investors would be challenged with increasingly complex and confusing ... Continue reading "Senior Investment Fraud Threat Increasing Warns Securities Regulators" »
Ohio Grand Jury Charges Jeff Kelly with Orchestrating Ponzi Scheme Defrauding Ohioans from More Than $1.5 Million A former Hilliard investment advisor has been arrested in Florida for allegedly ... Continue reading "OH Grand Jury Charges Former Investment Advisor Jeff Kelly For Ponzi Scheme After FL Arrest" »
Massachusetts Files First Crowdfunding Charges, Says Oil Companies Used Exemptions to Defraud Investors Earlier this year, Congress gave a green-light to “crowdfunding” – a method of ... Continue reading "First Crowdfunding Fraud Charges Filed In Massachusetts" »
A recent article from The Republic states that District Judge Steven E. Jones, of Clark County, Nevada, has been accused of taking part in an investment scam that took in around $3 million from ... Continue reading "District Judge Steven Jones Charged in Nevada for Investment Fraud" »
Four Years Later, Lessons from the Madoff Ponzi Scheme Still Relevant to Investor Protection This week marks the fourth anniversary of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme – one of the largest Ponzi ... Continue reading "Four Years Later: Bernie Madoff's Ponzi Scheme Ripples On" »
Milton, Massachusetts Man Barred from Securities Industry after Pleading Guilty to Criminal Charges of Securities Fraud Over Rare Coins Ponzi Scheme A Milton investment advisor and broker-dealer was ... Continue reading "Arnett Waters, of Milton, MA, Barred From Securities Industry for Rare Coin Ponzi Scam" »
According to an article from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, victims in the alleged Arthur Nadel Ponzi scheme should be receiving some of their losses back soon. Victims of the Sarasota investment scam ... Continue reading "Sarasota Ponzi Scheme Victims to Receive Another Check in Nadel Case" »
Investor Education and Awareness Key to Women’s Empowerment Whether it is because they are the primary breadwinners or because of an unexpected change in circumstances, 99% of women will find ... Continue reading "Eight Ways Women Can Protect Themselves From Financial Scams" »
According to a recent article, Ronnie Gene Wilson, president of Atlantic Bullion and Coin, has been sentenced for his role in an alleged Ponzi scheme. Wilson, who pleaded guilty to mail fraud in the ... Continue reading "Ron Wilson Sentenced in Greenville for Alleged Ponzi Scheme" »
Collaborators in David Allen’s (CFO of China Voice Holding Corp.) Ponzi Scheme to Turn Over $766K Two men must disgorge more than $766,000 in ill-gotten gains for their roles in the $8.6 million ... Continue reading "David Allen Ponzi Scheme Collaborators, Alex Dowlatshahi and Christopher Mills, to Turn Over $766K" »
North Carolina Man Michael Anthony Jenkins Faces Civil and Criminal Charges for Solicitation Fraud, Misappropriation, and Embezzlement in Ponzi Scheme A Raleigh man faces civil and criminal charges ... Continue reading "Michael Anthony Jenkins and Harbor Light Asset Management Face Charges for Solicitation Fraud, Misappropriation and Embezzlement in Ponzi Scheme" »
A Cincinnati man was convicted in an Indiana investment fraud case that allegedly took in over $3 million. An investment fraud attorney has the details here. According to an article in the Dearborn ... Continue reading "Jasen M. Snelling Convicted in Indiana Investment Fraud Case" »
Durham Gets 50 Years for Fair Finance Investment Fraud Tim Durham, the former chief executive of National Lampoon, has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for defrauding 5,000 Ohio investors out of ... Continue reading "Fair Finance Investment Schemer and Former National Lampoon Executive Tim Durham Sentenced to Jail" »
Older investors may be more vulnerable to social media investment fraud. An experienced investment fraud lawyer explains more about these scams here. As more and more retirees and pre-retirees turn to ... Continue reading "Social Media Investment Fraud and Older Investors" »
“Catch Me If You Can” Con Artist Says Education is Key to Protection Against Senior Investment Fraud Frank Abagnale, the notorious con artist who inspired Steven Spielberg’s ... Continue reading "Catch Me If You Can Con Artist Offers Advice on Senior Investment Fraud" »
An investment fraud lawyer talks about a recent article that warns investors of the potential for online investment scams involving Hurricane Sandy. A recent article from USA Today carries an ... Continue reading "Investors Warned of Potential Hurricane Sandy Investment Scams" »
Being Thankful In a Time of Economic Uncertainty and Investment Scams Part of our Thanksgiving tradition is to list the many things we’re thankful for each year. Some years are easier than ... Continue reading "Being Thankful at Thanksgiving, An Investment Fraud Attorney's Reflection" »
What Makes You an Investment Fraud Target? Sometimes how an investment promoter finds you can be a big indicator of the investment’s legitimacy. As an investment scam lawyer, I want to talk a ... Continue reading "How Scammers Find You: Learn More With an Investment Scam Lawyer" »
An Investment Lawyer Explains How Retirees and Pre-Retirees Can Avoid Investment Fraud Loss If you are still a few years away from retirement, you may be taking stock of your investment accounts and ... Continue reading "Protecting Your Retirement Account from Investment Fraud" »
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