Archive for May 5th, 2011

BULLETIN: Arthur Ferdig, Operator Of Collapsed Tradex Ponzi Scheme, Sentenced To Federal Prison For Tax Evasion; IRS Says Money Diverted To Offshore Accounts And Shell Companies

BULLETIN: Arthur Ferdig, Operator Of Collapsed Tradex Ponzi Scheme, Sentenced To Federal Prison For Tax Evasion; IRS Says Money Diverted To Offshore Accounts And Shell Companies

BULLETIN: Arthur Allen Ferdig, a California man who owned a collapsed Forex Ponzi scheme known as Tradex and claimed to have conversed with angels and the “Christ Energy,” has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for tax evasion. Ferdig, 71, admitted he practiced “sophisticated concealment” and stashed Tradex cash in offshore accounts and […]

BULLETIN: SEC Files Emergency Action In California To Halt Alleged Day-Trading Scheme Targeting Senior Citizens; Assets Of Robert C. Butler Frozen After ‘Hedge Fund’ That Purported To Have $8.9 Million Had Only $22, Agency Says

BULLETIN: SEC Files Emergency Action In California To Halt Alleged Day-Trading Scheme Targeting Senior Citizens; Assets Of Robert C. Butler Frozen After 'Hedge Fund' That Purported To Have $8.9 Million Had Only $22, Agency Says

BULLETIN: A man running a day-trading and hedge-fund scheme lied about being a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was ripping off senior citizens in the area of Indio, Calif., by dazzling them with technology and high-sounding company names, the SEC said in an emergency court filing. At least 17 investors were […]

Two Attorneys, Including One Who Is A Church Bishop, Accused In $52 Million Ponzi Scheme With Alleged Pipeline From Missouri To England

Two Attorneys, Including One Who Is A Church Bishop, Accused In $52 Million Ponzi Scheme With Alleged Pipeline From Missouri To England

BULLETIN: UPDATED 3:20 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Three men have been indicted in Missouri in an alleged Ponzi conspiracy prosecutors said created an illicit pipeline that sucked millions of dollars from investors and put it in the hands of fraudsters in the United States and Britain. Some of the investors were lured into the scheme because […]

FLORIDA — AGAIN: Parolee, Larcenist And Recidivist Huckster Charged In New Fraud Caper; Allen E. Weintraub Made Bogus Takeover Bids For Kodak And AMR — And Caused AMR’s Trading Volume To Mushroom Sixfold, SEC Says

FLORIDA -- AGAIN: Parolee, Larcenist And Recidivist Huckster Charged In New Fraud Caper; Allen E. Weintraub Made Bogus Takeover Bids For Kodak And AMR -- And Caused AMR's Trading Volume To Mushroom Sixfold, SEC Says

Is it the oddest fraud story coming out of Florida to date? A man who emailed Eastman Kodak and AMR in March with offers to purchase the famous companies for billions of dollars had declared bankruptcy in 2007, was on probation for grand theft when the offers were made and extended the offers through a […]