Ponzi Scheme Tag

Monday, November 25, 2013 It’s normal to find rock stars, models and opera singers as muses for artists. However, two artists recently announced that they were creating a series of portraits that primarily focus on people who have been convicted of high-profile white-collar crimes. Think of...

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Friday, January 29, 2016 Investment related fraud can take many forms; this blog post focuses on Ponzi schemes, named for Charles Ponzi. Charles Ponzi was a fraudster arrested in 1920 for conning would-be investors out of some $20 million with promises of large profits in short time frames...

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Friday, February 19, 2016 Securities Fraud, aka, Investment-Related Fraud is the method used to convince investors to make buy or sell decisions based on false information. The investor usually loses money in the transaction, and the perpetrator most likely has violated securities laws. “Too good to be true,” is...

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Monday, September 15, 2014 This summer, Ephren Taylor II was arrested after spending nearly 3 years on the run from federal officials. He faces charges of operating a multimillion dollar Ponzi fraud scheme that specifically targeted churches around the country. As part of the scheme, Taylor visited...

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Saturday, February 01, 2014 The Federal Bureau of Investigation is continuing with its series of arrests of persons involved in investment fraud. Recently, federal officials announced the arrest of two promoters of a real estate investment firm, which, the agency believes, operated a Ponzi scheme worth...

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 In a major victory for the Securities and Exchange Commission, a judge has ruled that a Bitcoin Ponzi was actually a securities fraud, and subject to challenge by federal regulators. That ruling came by a judge, who fined a Texas man more than...

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Sunday, December 15, 2013 Since the recession hit, a number of Ponzi fraud and investment fraud schemes have come to light. The perpetrators of many of these fraud schemes have been convicted, and many of them have been sentenced to many years in prison. The Wall...

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