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Citigroup Affiliates to Pay $180 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Fraud Charges — The ASTA/Mat Aftermath

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that two Citigroup affiliates have agreed to pay nearly $180 million to settle charges that they defrauded investors in two hedge funds by claiming they were safe, low-risk, and suitable for traditional bond investors. The funds later crumbled and eventually collapsed during the financial crisis. Citigroup Global Markets […]

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SEC Charges Houston-Area Businessman in Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Houston-area businessman with operating a $114 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors, some of whom were told that their money would fund technology to prevent accidents caused by drowsy driving. The SEC’s case filed in federal court in Houston charged Frederick Alan Voight of Richmond, Texas with […]

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SEC Charges Purported Investment Adviser in San Diego With Stealing Client Funds and Conducting a Ponzi Scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a purported investment adviser in San Diego with stealing money from clients for personal use and conducting a Ponzi scheme to pay customers making redemption requests. In a complaint filed in federal court in San Diego, the SEC alleges that Paul Lee Moore and Coast Capital Management, his […]

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Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari Partner Ryan Bakhtiari to Speak at 2015 PLI Securities Arbitration Program

Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari partner Ryan Bakhtiari has been invited to participate as a speaker at the 2015 Practicing Law Institute (PLI) conference program on Thursday, July 30, 2015. The PLI Securities Arbitration program is held at the PLI New York Center and also online by webcast.  The program brings together legal professionals with securities […]

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SEC Charges Investment Adviser With Defrauding Retired Teachers

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged an investment adviser in Miami with siphoning money from his investment fund and defrauding investors, including several local teachers and law enforcement officers. The SEC alleges that Phil Donnahue Williamson conducted a Ponzi scheme with money he raised for the Sterling Investment Fund, which purportedly invested in mortgages […]

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