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Financial Fraud: Michael Watts Convicted For Illegal Stock Promotion And Manipulation Scheme

Corporate Insider Convicted of Conspiring with Others at Long Island Boiler Room to Pump and Dump Stock on Unsuspecting Elderly Investors Illegal Stock Promotion and Manipulation Scheme Cost Victims Million of Dollars A federal jury in Central Islip returned a guilty verdict on all counts this afternoon against Michael Watts, a former registered broker, for […]

Investment Fraud: Hector Absi Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Mail, Wire, And Securities Fraud

Former Chief Operating Officer of Davis Bio-Pesticide Company Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Mail, Wire, and Securities Fraud SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hector Absi, 51, of Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and securities fraud, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced. According to court […]

Financial Fraud:Walter Konigseder Arrested On Investment Fraud Charges

Former Informix Executive Hauled Into Court On 19-Year-Old Indictment Regarding Alleged Investment Fraud Scheme Walter Konigseder arrested on investment fraud charges SAN FRANCISCO – This morning, former Informix executive Walter Konigseder appeared in federal court to face investment fraud charges laid out in an 11-count indictment filed in October of 2000, announced United States Attorney […]

Investment Fraud: DAVID MIDDENDORF Was Sentenced For Participating In a Scheme To Defraud The PCAOB

Former KPMG Executive Sentenced For Scheme To Steal Confidential PCAOB Information Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that DAVID MIDDENDORF, the former head of KPMG’s National Office, also known as the Department of Professional Practice (the “DPP”), was sentenced today to one year and one day […]

Financial Fraud: James A. Young Charging With Two Counts Of Wire Fraud And Three Counts Of Failure To File Tax Returns

Former Financial Planner Indicted For Investment Fraud Scheme And Failure To File Tax Returns PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Former financial planner James A. Young III, 49, of Milton, Florida, was arraigned today in the U.S. District Court in Pensacola after a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging him with two counts of wire fraud and […]

Financial Fraud: Antonio Buzaneli Sentenced Sentenced In Investment Fraud Scheme Involving Brazilian Factoring

Florida Executive Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Orchestrating $150 Million International Ponzi Scheme United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of ANTONIO CARLOS DE GODOY BUZANELI, 57, to 240 months in prison for his role in a $150 million investment fraud scheme involving Brazilian factoring. BUZANELI, who entered his guilty […]

Financial Fraud: DENNIS GIBB Pleaded Guilty To Falsification Of Records Within The Jurisdiction Of The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Long-Time Redmond, Washington Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Investors of more than $3 Million Admits Falsifying Financial Statements – Used Investor Money for Own Expenses A long-time investment advisor in Redmond, Washington pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to defrauding some 15 investors of more than $3 million, announced U.S. Attorney […]

Investment Fraud: Donald Watkins Sr. And Jr. Plead Guilty On Multiple Charges For Their Roles In Investment Fraud And Bank Fraud Schemes

Father And Son Conviceted of Multimillion-Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme BIRMINGHAM – A federal jury found a father and son guilty Friday of multiple charges for their roles in investment fraud and bank fraud schemes in which they stole over $10 million from individual investors—including multiple former professional athletes – and Alamerica Bank of Birmingham, Alabama. […]

Investment Fraud: DAVID MIDDENDORF And JEFFREY WADA Convicted Of Wire Fraud Charges In Connection With Their Scheme To Defraud The PCAOB

Former KPMG Executive And Former PCAOB Employee Convicted Of Wire Fraud For Scheme To Steal And Use Confidential PCAOB Information Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that DAVID MIDDENDORF, who was the National Managing Partner for audit quality at the accounting firm KPMG LLP (“KPMG”), and […]

Investment Fraud: William B. McHenry Indicted For His Role In a Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme

Canton Man Charged as Part of Largest Ponzi Scheme in Mississippi History Fraud Affected Hundreds of Victims Across Multiple States Jackson, Miss. – William B. McHenry, 71, of Canton, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme that adversely affected hundreds of victims across multiple states […]

Financial Fraud: SHAWN BALDWIN Convicted to Fraudulently At Least 15 Investors And Lenders

Chicago Investment Manager Convicted on Federal Fraud Charges for Swindling $10 Million from Clients and Lenders CHICAGO — A federal jury today convicted a Chicago investment manager on fraud charges for swindling more than $10 million from clients and lenders. SHAWN BALDWIN, who owned and controlled various investment firms in Chicago, exaggerated his financial success […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Financial Fraud: Clayton Marlow Anderson Sentenced For Fraudulent Investment Scheme

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 […]