Tag: Investment Fraud

Investment Fraud

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

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 […]

Investment Fraud

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

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, […]

Investment Fraud

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

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 […]

Financial Fraud

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

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 […]

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Financial Fraud: Scott Newsholme Charged In Million Investment Fraud Scheme

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 […]

Investment Fraud

Financial Fraud: Jared Mitchell Sentenced In Securities Fraud For His Role in The Fraudulent Market Manipulation of ForceField Energy Inc.

Forcefield Energy Investor Relations Professional Sentenced To 36 Months In Prison For Role In A $131 Million Market Manipulation Scheme Jared Mitchell, an investor relations professional, was sentenced earlier today to 36 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, after having pleaded guilty to securities fraud […]

Investment Fraud

Investment Fraud: PATRICK MURACA Charged With Wire Fraud, In Connection With a Scheme To Defraud Investors

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Arrest In Scheme To Defraud Investors In Purported Medical And Pharmaceutical Businesses Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation […]

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Financial Fraud: Anthony J. Klatch II Sentenced For Conspiracy, Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering

Tampa Investment Scheme Mastermind Sentenced To More Than Nine Years In Federal Prison Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore today sentenced Anthony J. Klatch II (36, previously of Tampa) to nine years and seven months in federal prison for wire fraud. The Court also ordered that he […]

Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud: THOMAS HEAPHY, JR., Indicted And Pleaded Guilty to Conspiracy And Tax Offenses Stemming

Long Island Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy and Tax Offenses Stemming from Stock “Pump and Dump” Scheme Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that THOMAS HEAPHY, JR., 42, of East Moriches, N.Y., waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in New […]

Investment Fraud

Investment Fraud: Jesse Holovacko Convicted In Six Counts of Wire Fraud And One Count of Investment Advisor Fraud

Former Investment Advisor Who Stole Client’s Retirement Savings Guilty On All Counts Of Wire Fraud And Investment Advisor Fraud TRENTON, N.J. – A former financial advisor entrusted with advising clients on investments was convicted by a federal jury today for defrauding his client, a former factory worker, out of his […]

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Investment Fraud: John Quadrino Charged With Wire Fraud Conspiracy For Orchestrating a Ponzi Scheme

Oceanside Man Indicted In Multi-Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme John Quadrino Charged With Defrauding Over 80 Investors in a Ponzi Scheme, Resulting in Losses of More Than $6 Million A six-count indictment was unsealed this morning in federal court in Central Islip, New York, charging John Quadrino, the owner/operator of Princess Cut […]

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Investment Fraud: EDWARD J. SERVIDER Pled Guilty to Defrauding Approximately 100 Investors

Staten Island Man Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Defrauding Investors Of Over $2 Million Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that EDWARD J. SERVIDER, a/k/a “Nick Halden,” pled guilty to defrauding approximately 100 investors of over $2.4 […]

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Investment Fraud: JOSEPH A. CASTELLANO Pleaded Guilty And Sentenced For Operating Ponzi Scheme

Wallingford Man Admits Operating Ponzi Scheme Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSEPH A. CASTELLANO, 59, of Wallingford, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to fraud and money laundering offenses stemming from an investment scheme that defrauded individuals of nearly $1.5 million. […]

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Investment Fraud: Stanley Jonathan Fortenberry Charged And Sentenced For Running Fraudulent Investment Companies

Texas Man Charged With Running Fraudulent Investment Companies WASHINGTON – A Texas man was charged with fraud and obstruction of justice in an indictment unsealed today involving two investment companies that allegedly defrauded investors resulting in losses of approximately $900,000. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s […]

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Investment Fraud: HAENA PARK Pled Guilty To Commodities Fraud In Connection With Scheme To Defraud Investors

Manhattan Woman Pleads Guilty In Manhattan Federal Court To Commodities Fraud In Connection With Scheme To Defraud Investors Of More Than $23 Million Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HAENA PARK pled guilty in Manhattan federal court today to commodities fraud. […]

Investment Fraud: Moody’s Investors Service Inc., Moody’s Analytics Inc. And Their Parent Agree To Pay For Worst Financial Crisis Since the Great Depression

Justice Department and State Partners Secure $864 Million Settlement With Moody’s Arising From Conduct In The Lead Up To The Financial Crisis Historic Settlement Involves Commitment by Moody’s to Improve Business Practices NEWARK, N.J. – The U.S. Department of Justice, 21 other states, and the District of Columbia reached a […]

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Investment Fraud: DAVID BLAINE WELLIVER Sentenced For Defrauding Investors in The Dblaine Fund

Investment Advisor Sentenced to Five Years for Defrauding Investors of $1.725 Million The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota announced the sentencing of DAVID BLAINE WELLIVER, 56, to five years in prison for defrauding investors in the Dblaine Fund of $1.725 million. WELLIVER pleaded guilty on July […]