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Ponzi scheme rakes in almost $1.5bn
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 28 JAN 2020
A California-based couple has been charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme worth just under $1.5 billion (USD$1billion). The SEC has charged Jeffery and Paulette Carpoff with violating antifraud provisions ...
Millions up in smoke in cannabis scam
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 JAN 2020
... out purported profit distributions to some investors. The SEC referred to the way in which some investors were paid as a "Ponzi-like fashion". "As alleged in our complaint, Griffithe and Russell exploited popular interest in the cannabis industry to ...
The Income Store closed for business
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 JAN 2020
... restraining order and asset freeze against Courtright. It is alleging that The Income Store was, for all intents and purposes, a Ponzi scheme. The scheme apparently raised about US $75 million for more than 500 investors. Courtright and his company promised ...
Radio host adviser revealed as alleged fraudster
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 20 DEC 2019
... August of this year former financial adviser Dawn Bennett was sentenced to 20 years in prison for running a $30 million Ponzi scheme. She defrauded 46 retirees out of their life savings between 2014 and 2017, believing they were investing in luxury sportswear ...
Tropical theme Ponzi scheme busted
ELIZA BAVIN  |  FRIDAY, 22 NOV 2019
Small business owners and seniors in Florida have been the victim of a tropical themed Ponzi scheme that is now under investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained a ...
Adviser scammed family, friends
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 8 NOV 2019
A New York investment adviser named Ruless Pierre allegedly operated a Ponzi scheme that unlawfully obtained more than $2 million from investors who were told they'd see returns of 20% every two months. Part of the scheme, known as the Amongst Friends ...
Former adviser cops 20-year prison sentence
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  FRIDAY, 2 AUG 2019
... week sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for her conviction on 17 charges relating to a $29.3 million (US$20 million) Ponzi scheme. In October 2018, Bennett was found guilty of conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud and making false ...
Frat house ponzi scheme charged
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUN 2019
A ponzi scheme run by a 22-year old out of a college fraternity house in the United States has copped the regulator's ire. Syed Arhan Arbab collected more than $269,000 from at least eight college students, recent graduates, or their family members ...
Couple faces prison over ponzi-style scam
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  FRIDAY, 10 MAY 2019
A ponzi-style investment scheme that defrauded Collingwood Magpies fans out of more than $800,000 has seen one man convicted on dishonesty charges while his wife is already serving time for fraud offences. Douglas Johnston was found guilty on nine dishonesty ...
ASIC bans AFSL chief executives
ELIZABETH MCARTHUR  |  MONDAY, 29 APR 2019
... Grant Thornton, said in its report to the Supreme Court of NSW in November last year that Courtenay House was operating a ponzi scheme. The liquidators found in their investigation that the Courtenay House companies were operating a ponzi scheme since ...
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