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Wendel Allegedly Sold Woodbridge Ponzi Scheme Investments to His Clients Back in November, the investment fraud lawyers at the law firm of Meyer Wilson announced their investigation into alleged ... Continue reading "Update: Ohio Law Firm of Meyer Wilson Hired by Former Clients of Ohio Stockbroker Christopher Todd Wendel" »
Bernie Madoff was arrested for stealing $64.8 billion from investors in the single largest Ponzi scheme in United States history less than a decade ago, but Americans are still falling prey to these ... Continue reading "Ponzi Schemes Continue to Destroy the Financial Lives of Americans Every Day" »
Six people previously found guilty of attempting to defraud almost 70 investors of more than $17 million through the Northeast Ohio KGTA Ponzi scheme were sentenced on October 20th. The securities ... Continue reading "KGTA Ponzi Schemers Sentenced For Defrauding Investors $17 Million" »
Meyer Wilson Representing Investors in Claims Against TD Ameritrade Relating to Sales of Investments in Aequitas Management and Related Entities If you are a current or former customer of TD ... Continue reading "Investigating Claims Against TD Ameritrade, Aequitas Management" »
Thomas Abdallah, Mark George, and Jeffrey Gainer have pleaded guilty to their involvement in the large Akron-based Ponzi scheme involving the company KGTA Petroleum Ltd., a purported company that sold ... Continue reading "Ohio Men Plead Guilty in $17 Million Ponzi Scheme" »
Budget Finance Company abruptly closed recently, causing many of its clients to worry about the security of their investments. Last month, federal agents raided the West Virginia investment and ... Continue reading "Ponzi Scheme Suspected in West Virginia" »
On July 19, 2015, we posted a blog discussing the case involving former broker John Steven Blount. At the time, Blount pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. The charge stemmed from his ... Continue reading "Former Broker John Steven Blount Sentenced to Over 19 Years" »
The husband and wife team from Ohio, William Apostelos and Connie Apostelos, have pleaded not guilty to allegations that they ran a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of $70 million. According ... Continue reading "Apostelos Couple Pleads "Not Guilty" in $70 Million Ponzi Scheme Case" »
Michael Szafranski, a financial advisor for Scott Rothstein, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud charges stemming from a Ponzi scheme led by Rothstein. ... Continue reading "Former Broker Michael Szafranski Sentenced for Role in Scott Rothstein Ponzi Scheme" »
Keith F. Simmons and Deanna Salazar have been charged with an additional $76 million dollars in civil monetary penalties for their engagement in defrauding investors in a foreign exchange market Ponzi ... Continue reading "NEWS: Ponzi scheme Scammers Penalized for Additional $76 Million" »
Eight claimants were awarded $1.28 million in compensatory damages by a FINRA arbitration panel last Wednesday, which FSC Securities Corp. is on the hook to pay. According to the claimants, a man ... Continue reading "NEWS: FSC Securities Corp. To Pay $1.28M Arbitration Award in the Case of Aubrey Lee Price" »
Frederick Alan Voight, a Richmond, Texas man, has been charged with conducting a $114 million Ponzi scheme by the SEC. Voight allegedly defrauded 300 of his investors. Of the $114 million dollars ... Continue reading "Texas Man Charged in Ponzi Scheme by the SEC" »
The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana announced recently that John Steven Blount of Lake Charles, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for his involvement in a Ponzi ... Continue reading "John Steven Blount Pleads Guilty for Role in $5.8M Ponzi Scheme" »
BMO Harris Bank said it will pay $16 million in order to settle its involvement in a lawsuit that is seeking $24 billion over allegations of a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. According to the lawsuit, ... Continue reading "BMO Harris Offers to Settle For $16M in Connection With Minnesota Ponzi Scheme" »
Marcello Trebitsch pled guilty this week to one count of securities fraud for his role in a $6 million Ponzi scheme he ran from 2007-2014. By entering into the plea agreement, Trebitsch also agreed to ... Continue reading "Marcello Trebitsch Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors Out of Nearly $6M" »
Frederick Eugene Monroe Jr. (CRD# 2457010) has been charged with first-degree money laundering, three counts of second-degree grand larceny, and scheming to defraud. According to the allegations, ... Continue reading "Senior VP of Capital Financial Planning Charged in $1M Ponzi Scheme" »
According to the SEC’s allegations, a company known as DFRF Enterprises solicited Spanish and Portuguese speaking investors in Massachusetts and Florida, among other states, for investment ... Continue reading "Ponzi Scheme Targeting Spanish, Portuguese Speakers Stopped by SEC" »
Thomas Abdallah, Mark George, and Jeffrey Gainer have been indicted for their alleged role in a $17 million Ponzi scheme involving approximately 70 investors. According to accusations, these men ... Continue reading "Ohio Men Indicted for Allegedly Defrauding Investors Out of $17 Million" »
U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett handed down John Bullar’s sentence this Monday, giving him “100 months in prison, three years of supervised release, was ordered to forfeit ... Continue reading "John Bullar To Pay $6.2 Million in Restitution for Ponzi Scheme" »
A recent criminal complaint charged former Patriots player Will Allen and former Regions Bank executive Susan Daub with securities fraud for their role in an alleged Ponzi scheme involving ... Continue reading "Former NFL Player and Former Bank Exec Arrested for Securities Fraud" »
A federal complaint accuses William Apostelos and wife Connie Apostelos of running a Ponzi scheme involving 450 investors and losses of more than $30 million. William Apostelos and his wife Connie are ... Continue reading "New Details Emerge in Dayton, Ohio Ponzi Scheme Case" »
Ken Grant was charged this week by federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Ohio with defrauding about 70 investors out of approximately $17 million. Grant waived his right to prosecution by ... Continue reading "Criminal Charges Filed in Ohio Ponzi Scheme Against KGTA Principal Ken Grant" »
A Los Angeles area pastor was sentenced to a term of 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $7 million from 82 people. Luis Alonso Serna is a former pastor of Zion Living Word ... Continue reading "Ponzi Scheme Pastor Gets 10 Years in Prison" »
Laurie Schneider admitted earlier this year to stealing approximately $6.9 million from about 30 investors by way of a real estate Ponzi scheme. Schneider was sentenced last Friday in Central Islip ... Continue reading "New York Woman Admits to Stealing Nearly $7 Million Through Ponzi Scheme" »
Another multi-million dollar Ponzi Scheme in Ohio in 2014? It's hard to believe but it is true. Our law firm started receiving calls from victims of Ohio's latest Ponzi scheme several months ... Continue reading "$50 Million Ponzi Scheme in Southwest Ohio" »
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