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Oregon based hedge fund manager charged with running Ponzi scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed fraud charges against a Portland, Oregon-based investment adviser who perpetrated a long-running Ponzi scheme that raised over $37 million from more than 100 investors in the Pacific Northwest and across the country. The SEC alleges that Yusaf Jawed used false marketing materials that boasted double-digit returns to lure […]

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Madoff checks mailed by trustee

Victims of Bernard Madoff’s fraud will soon receive $2.48 billion to help cover their losses, more than tripling their total recovery to about $3.63 billion, the trustee liquidating the imprisoned swindler’s firm said.  Checks ranging from $1,784 to $526.9 million were mailed on Wednesday to 1,230 former customers of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, […]

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Ex-Stanford investment chief sentenced to 3 years

Laura Holt the former chief investment officer for Standford Financial Group was sentenced to three years in prison for obstructing a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission probe of a $7 billion Ponzi scheme at the company. Pendergest Holt, 39, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Hittner in Houston. She was the third-highest- ranking executive in the financial […]

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Several charged in $100 million Ponzi

After at least four years of investigation, federal authorities announced sweeping indictments of seven businessmen who they say ran the largest Ponzi scheme in the history of the region.  Lee Loomis and his father-in-law, John Hagener, were charged along with five associates in an indictment unsealed today that accuses each of 19 counts of mail […]

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SEC Charges Connecticut-Based Broker for Stealing Investor Funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that it has charged Stephen B. Blankenship, a resident of New Fairfield, Connecticut, and Deer Hill Financial Group, LLC, a Connecticut limited liability company under Blankenship’s control, with a scheme to defraud investors. The Commission’s Complaint alleges that, from at least 2002 through November 2011, Blankenship misappropriated at […]

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