Investment Fraud: RYAN RANDALL GILBERTSON Sentenced Of Multiple Counts Of Wire Fraud And Securities Fraud

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Former Oil Company President Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Stock Manipulation Scheme United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of RYAN RANDALL GILBERTSON, 42, founder of Dakota Plains Holdings, Inc., to 144 months in federal prison, a $2 million fine, and over $15 million in restitution. GILBERTSON was sentenced today …

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Financial Fraud: Emily Moerdermo Fu Sentenced For Mail Fraud And Defrauded Clients

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Realtor Sentenced For Stealing Millions From Clients ATLANTA – Emily Moerdermo Fu, a metro Atlanta realtor and businesswoman who defrauded clients out of over $22 million dollars over a two-year period, has been sentenced to seven years, three months for mail fraud. “While Fu was a well-respected real estate and financial professional, she took advantage …

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Financial Fraud: Pavandeep Bakhshi Charged For Allegedly Participating In A Widespread Scheme To Defraud Investors

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Former Director Of Healthcare Services Company Charged In Alleged $300 Million Investment Fraud Scheme The Defendant And His Conspirators Allegedly Inflated Company’s Value and Revenue to Defraud Investors NEWARK, N.J. – A former member of the board of directors of a publicly traded healthcare services company was arrested at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport …

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Financial Fraud: Lauren Montillo Pleaded Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Wire Fraud And To Tax Evasion

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Owings Mills Woman Pleads Guilty to Obtaining Over $4.3 Million in an Advance Fee Fraud Scheme and to Evading Taxes on that Income Baltimore, Maryland – Late on November 29, 2018—a few days before she was scheduled to go to trial—Lauren Montillo, age 47, of Owings Mills, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire …

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Financial Fraud: David Hansen Indicted For Wire Fraud And Six Counts of Tax Fraud

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Former Owner and CEO of Yellowstone Partners Investment Firm Indicted for Fraud BOISE – David Hansen, 47, formerly of Idaho Falls, was indicted yesterday, by a federal grand jury sitting in Boise on 17 counts of wire fraud and six counts of tax fraud, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Hansen was the 90 percent …

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Financial Fraud: JOSEPH KIM Sentenced For Misappropriating $1.1 Million In Bitcoin And Litecoin

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Trader Sentenced to 15 Months in Federal Prison for Misappropriating $1.1 Million in Cryptocurrencies CHICAGO — In the first criminal prosecution in Chicago involving the cryptocurrency trading industry, a federal judge has sentenced a trader to 15 months in prison for misappropriating $1.1 million in Bitcoin and Litecoin. Over a two-month period in the fall …

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Financial Fraud: Clayton Marlow Anderson Sentenced For Fraudulent Investment Scheme

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Disbarred Attorney Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Former Clients and Investors SAN DIEGO – Clayton Marlow Anderson, Jr., a former attorney based in La Mesa, California before his disbarment in 2015, was sentenced to serve 18 months in federal prison today for defrauding clients and investors. On July 3, 2018, Anderson pleaded guilty to wire …

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Financial Fraud: Jason Rhodes Charged with Lying to Investors and Misappropriating Investor Funds

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Co-Founder Of Investment Fund Charged In Manhattan Federal Court For Participating In Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Scheme Jason Rhodes Charged with Lying to Investors and Misappropriating Investor Funds Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney, Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office …

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Investment Fraud: SUNG HONG Sentenced For Defrauding More Than 55 Clients On Affinity Investment Fraud

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Couple Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Terms for $12.7 Million Affinity Investment Fraud Defendants Preyed on Faith Communities to Fund Lavish Lifestyle SUNG HONG, 47, and HYUN JOO HONG, 42, of Clyde Hill, Washington were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to lengthy prison terms for defrauding more than 55 clients out of $12.7 …

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Investment Fraud: Edward I. Campbell Sentenced For Charges Related to a $1.4 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

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Reynoldsburg Man Sentenced for Defrauding 44 Clients out of More Than $1.4 million Defendant pretended to be former Navy SEAL COLUMBUS, Ohio – Edward I. Campbell, 41, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 60 months in prison for charges related to a $1.4 million investment fraud scheme that defrauded at …

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Investment Fraud: Edward Durante Sentenced For Defrauding at Least 100 Investors of More Than $15 Million

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Recidivist Securities Fraudster Edward Durante Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison For Securities Fraud, Money Laundering, And Perjury Offenses Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that EDWARD DURANTE, a/k/a “Ted Wise,” a/k/a “Efran Eisenberg,” a/k/a “Yulia,” a/k/a “Ed Simmons,” was sentenced today to 216 months in …

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Securities, Commodities, And Investment Fraud: Hung Kang and John Won Chargedwith Conspiring to Commit Wire and Securities Fraud

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Two Defendants Indicted in Brooklyn Federal Court for Foreign Exchange Trading Scams Defendants Stole Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars by Luring Korean-American Investors into Bogus Foreign Exchange Trading Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, an indictment was unsealed charging Tae Hung Kang, also known as “Kevin Kang,” and John Won with conspiring to commit …

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Financial Fraud: Louis F. Petrossi Was Convicted On Securities Fraud, Investment Adviser Fraud, And Wire Fraud

Petrossi Falsely Claimed to Investors That Money They Had Invested in Purported Investment Funds

New York Investment Adviser Convicted Of Defrauding Investors HARRISBURG – Louis F. Petrossi, age 77, the founder and president of the Wealth Research Institute, a purported investment research firm, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury in the Middle District of Pennsylvania, on three counts of securities fraud, investment adviser fraud, and wire fraud for …

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Financial Fraud: BRIAN BLOCK Sentenced For Inflating a Key Metric Used to Evaluate The Financial Performance of Publicly Traded REITS in ARCP

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Former Chief Financial Officer Of American Realty Capital Partners Sentenced For Accounting Fraud Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that BRIAN BLOCK, the former chief financial officer of the publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) formerly known as American Realty Capital Partners (“ARCP”), was …

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Investment Fraud: ROBERT WALTER MURRAY Pled Guilty To Securities Fraud

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Virginia Man Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To $100 Million Market Manipulation Scheme Involving Fitbit Stock Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ROBERT WALTER MURRAY pled guilty today in Manhattan federal court to securities fraud. In November 2016, MURRAY conducted a scheme to …

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Investment Fraud: MICHAEL SCRONIC Charged With Securities Fraud And Wire Fraud Arising Out of His Execution of a $19 Million Ponzi Scheme

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Westchester Hedge Fund Manager Arrested For Running A Ponzi Scheme Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced that MICHAEL SCRONIC, a hedge fund manager in …

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Investment Fraud: Wade Wylie Blackburn Sentenced To Conspiracy To Commit Mail Fraud

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Dallas Man Sentenced in Connection with Denton County Highway Expansion Fraud SHERMAN, Texas – A 34-year-old Dallas man has been sentenced to federal prison in connection with a Denton County highway expansion project in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. Wade Wylie Blackburn, pleaded guilty on Apr. 19, 2017, …

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Financial Fraud: Robert Raffa Pleaded Guilty For His Role In a Market Manipulation Scheme

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Stock Broker Pleads Guilty to Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme BOSTON – A former New Hampshire stockbroker pleaded guilty today for his role in a market manipulation scheme which was actually part of an undercover operation. Robert Raffa, 57, of Penacook, NH, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities and wire fraud, one …

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Financial Fraud: Craig Carton And Michael Wright Arrested And Charged With Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud, And Conspiracy to Commit Those Offenses

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Manhattan U.S. Attorney And FBI Assistant Director Announce Securities And Wire Fraud Charges Against Craig Carton And Michael Wright Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced …

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Financial Fraud: Scott Newsholme Charged In Million Investment Fraud Scheme

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Monmouth County Investment Adviser And Tax Preparer Charged In $1.8 Million Investment Fraud Scheme TRENTON, N.J. – A Farmingdale, New Jersey, man was arrested and charged today with defrauding investment clients out of more than $1.8 million, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Scott Newsholme, 42, is charged by criminal complaint with one count …

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Financial Fraud: Common Investment Frauds

Investment Fraud

Investment scams prey on your hope to earn interest or a return on investment on the amount of money that you invest. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers overviews of many common investment frauds, and tips to avoid being a victim. If you are the victim of an investment fraud, you can file a complaint with the …

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