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Blog Posts in April, 2012

SEC Charges South Florida Man in Alleged $11M Affinity Fraud Scheme The SEC recently charged George Elia, a recent resident of Oakland Park, Florida, and Fort Lauderdale-based International ... Continue reading "SEC Charges Florida Man with Affinity Fraud Scheme" »
Gregory Bartko, of Atlanta, has been sentenced to 23 years in prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge James C. Dever III after a 13-day trial. Bartko received the sentence for his alleged part in an ... Continue reading "Atlanta Man Sentenced in Securities Fraud Case Affecting 200 Investors" »
A former player for the Milwaukee Bucks and the New Jersey Nets has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme. The scam was allegedly run by 43-year-old Tate George, of Newark, through his George Group ... Continue reading "Former Professional Basketball Player Indicted in Ponzi Scheme" »
As a securities fraud attorney, I constantly encourage clients, friends, and family members to always put in a little research before agreeing to an investment opportunity. If you want to check up on ... Continue reading "Avoiding Securities Fraud: What a CRD Number Tells You" »
An Ohio man was among four men recently indicted in North Carolina in connection with an alleged investment scam. The men, including Jonathan Davey of Newark, Ohio, were charged with multiple counts ... Continue reading "Ohio Man Indicted in Alleged $40 Million Black Diamond Ponzi Scheme" »
One of the ways con artists manage to lure victims into investment fraud is to make the sales pitch about anything but the specifics of the investment being offered. To avoid this “sleight of ... Continue reading "Investment Fraud and Sleight of Hand: Recognizing the Signs" »
A Fort Lauderdale real estate broker has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme by at least one family of investors. According to papers filed in a Florida court, Mr. George Elia told investors that ... Continue reading "Ponzi Scheme in Florida? A Meyer Wilson Investment Fraud Lawyer Takes a Look" »
As more and more Americans are struggling to build a stable financial future through wisely chosen investments, more and more con artists are out there ready to fraudulently part you from your cash. A ... Continue reading "Avoiding Ponzi Schemes: California Investment Fraud Lawyer Reports" »
Last month, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against Brenda A. Eschbach. The SEC alleges that Ms. Eschbach committed securities fraud, investment advisory fraud, and ... Continue reading "Woman Accused of $3 Million Investment and Securities Fraud" »
What You Should Know About Your Advisor that FINRA Might Not Tell You and Three Things You can Research About Your Investment Advisor or Broker on Your Own Every educated investor knows that ... Continue reading "What FINRA Might Not Tell About Your Investment Advisor" »
A Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel recently required LPL Financial, LLC to pay an elderly couple nearly $1.4 million. The hefty award was issued February 10, 2012. The ... Continue reading "FINRA Arbitration Panel Awards Couple Almost $1.4 Million" »
Insurance Agent’s Jail Time In Annuity Case Serves as Warning to Other Insurance Agents While regulators and various state authorities continue to be disturbed by the sale of ... Continue reading "Insurance Agents Warned As Jail Time Results from Annuity Case Over Indexed Annuities Sold to Elderly" »
This woman’s story is a cautionary tale against nontraded REITs when her investment broker pushed her into a nontraded REIT as part of her IRA. The story of Susan Fox, a 63-year-old woman whose ... Continue reading "Story Serves as Cautionary Tale Against Nontraded REITs" »
British Petroleum must face the investment fraud charges brought by investors against the company after the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon Gulf oil spill, according to a ruling by a federal judge last ... Continue reading "Ohio Pension Plan Among Plaintiffs in Investment Fraud Case Against BP" »

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