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Recovering Losses Caused By Investment Misconduct

Blog Posts in March, 2013

It can be difficult to say “no” to someone you consider a friend, and many fraudsters will try to gain the trust of their victims before pressuring them into a scam. It’s not ... Continue reading "Resisting High-Pressure Investment Fraud" »
A former Brighton resident and his son have been convicted of using free lunch seminars and false promises to defraud investors in a $50 million real estate investment fraud scheme. According to the ... Continue reading "Jury Convicts Brighton, Michigan Men John Bravata and Antionio Bravata in $50M Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme" »
According to a recent article published in The Detroit News, Charles David Eizelman, of West Bloomfield Township, has been sentenced in Wayne County for an alleged Ponzi scheme that targeted senior ... Continue reading "Charles Eizelman Sentenced in Wayne County Court for Ponzi Scheme" »
Nearly $31M in Claims Verified in Alleged Salinas Ponzi Scheme At least 175 investors lost a total of $30.6 million in the alleged David Salinas Ponzi scheme, and authorities say additional claims may ... Continue reading "More Investment Victims Identified in David Salinas Ponzi Scam" »
SEC Charges Houston-Based Hedge Fund Manager and Brokerage CEO with Securities Fraud The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Houston-area hedge fund manager, his firm, and a connected ... Continue reading "SEC Charges Houston Hedge Fund Manager with Securities Fraud" »
According to a recent article in the Orlando Sentinel, Tina Mangiardi, 50, has pleaded guilty to one count of conducting a prohibited monetary transaction in relation to a multi-million-dollar Ponzi ... Continue reading "TLM Design and Construction Head Pleads Guilty in Florida Ponzi Scheme" »
Montana Cases Highlight LPL Financial’s Failure to Supervise LPL Financial – now the nation’s fourth largest brokerage firm – is also one of the most commonly charged with ... Continue reading "Montana Cases Highlight LPL Financial's Failure to Supervise" »
SEC Freezes Assets of Massachusetts Advisor Accused of Fraud The SEC has frozen the assets of a Massachusetts-based investment advisor charged with stealing over a million dollars from at least a ... Continue reading "SEC Freezes Assets of Massachusetts Advisor Gregg Caplitz" »
Rochester Man Gets 5 Years for Swindling $11M from Investors via 3 Hooligans Investment Properties The founder of 3 Hooligans Investment Properties, LLC was sentenced to five years in federal prison ... Continue reading "Investment Scammer Jason Michael Meyer Sentenced in $11M Scheme" »
Contact a Ponzi Scam Attorney Before You Do Anything Else If you have lost money in an investment scam or Ponzi scheme, you may be unsure what to do. However, as a general rule, one of your very first ... Continue reading "Why Is It So Important to Contact a Ponzi Scheme Attorney First?" »
Investors Beware: Fraudsters May Have Nine Lives If you’re like most investors, when you hear that a broker or advisor has been barred or suspended from the securities industry, you believe the ... Continue reading "Brokers Barred or Suspended from Securities Industry Often Reinvent Themselves" »
Four Steps For When You Suspect a High Yield Investment Scam We recently talked about how to spot high-yield investment fraud, but what happens if you’ve already become a victim? Here are four ... Continue reading "What to Do if You've Already Invested in a High Yield Investment Scam" »
Dually Registered Advisors Pose New Risk to Investors, Say Regulators The SEC published its examination priorities for 2013 late last month, and dually registered advisors were at the top of the list. ... Continue reading "Dually Registered Investment Advisors Pose New Risk" »
Baton Rouge Man Indicted in $13M Investment Fraud Scheme Involving Greenwing Capital Management A federal grand jury has indicted a Baton Rouge man on 18 counts of mail fraud for allegedly executing a ... Continue reading "James Holdman Indicted in Louisiana For Greenwing Capital Hedge Fund Scam" »
Former Jefferies Executive Charged with Defrauding Investors in Mortgage-Backed Securities Investments A former executive at New York-based broker-dealer Jefferies & Co. has been charged by the ... Continue reading "Former Jefferies & Co Broker-Dealer Jesse Litvak Charged with Investment Fraud" »
Maryland Wealth Advisor Indicted in Alleged $25M Ponzi Scheme Rockville, Maryland wealth advisor Garfield M. Taylor has been indicted on fraud charges related to an alleged Ponzi scheme that ... Continue reading "Wealth Advisor Garfield Taylor Indicted For $25 Million Ponzi Scam" »
Although the lure of structured products might be hard to resist, it’s worth taking the time to make sure you understand the investment and how it fits into your overall portfolio. If ... Continue reading "Taking Steps to Protect Yourself from Structured Product Fraud" »

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