Archive for September 2011

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Richard Dalton, Marie Dalton Arrested In Atlanta; Colorado Couple Implicated In Bizarre Ponzi Scheme And Will Be Prosecuted In Denver By Special Government Counsel From Kansas

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Richard Dalton, Marie Dalton Arrested In Atlanta; Colorado Couple Implicated In Bizarre Ponzi Scheme And Will Be Prosecuted In Denver By Special Government Counsel From Kansas

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: A Colorado husband and wife have been arrested by federal agents in Atlanta and will be returned to Denver to be prosecuted by special government counsel brought in from Kansas, authorities said. Why special counsel was appointed to oversee the prosecution of Richard and Marie Dalton was not immediately clear. […]

Jury Convicts Florida Woman Who Ran Bizarre Ponzi And Fraud Scheme With Husband; Marian I. Morgan Guilty On All 22 Counts, Including Wire Fraud And Money-Laundering

Jury Convicts Florida Woman Who Ran Bizarre Ponzi And Fraud Scheme With Husband; Marian I. Morgan Guilty On All 22 Counts, Including Wire Fraud And Money-Laundering

A 57-year-old Florida woman who ducked out of the United States with her husband after becoming implicated in a $28 million HYIP/prime-bank swindle has been found guilty of wire fraud, money-laundering, conspiracy,¬†interstate/foreign transportation of stolen funds and tax crimes, U.S. Attorney Robert E. O’Neill of the Middle District of Florida announced. The investigation into the […]

BULLETIN: FLORIDA — AGAIN: CFTC Says Civil, Criminal Charges Filed Against Miami Resident Oscar Hernandez In Alleged Commodity-Pool Ponzi Scheme In Which A Customer Was Check-Waving Cheerleader

BULLETIN: FLORIDA -- AGAIN: CFTC Says Civil, Criminal Charges Filed Against Miami Resident Oscar Hernandez In Alleged Commodity-Pool Ponzi Scheme In Which A Customer Was Check-Waving Cheerleader

BULLETIN: Civil and criminal charges were filed in Florida today against Miami resident Oscar Hernandez, amid allegations he was operating a $3 million Ponzi scheme through Midway Trading Company LLC and Conquest Investment Group Inc., the CFTC said. The office of U.S. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District Of Florida said Hernandez has […]

BULLETIN: Church Pastor (And Recidivist Felon) Charged In Alleged Mortgage-Fraud Caper; Michael Wilkerson Accused Of Recruiting Congregants To Dupe Bank In $6 Million Scheme

BULLETIN: Church Pastor (And Recidivist Felon) Charged In Alleged Mortgage-Fraud Caper; Michael Wilkerson Accused Of Recruiting Congregants To Dupe Bank In $6 Million Scheme

BULLETIN: A church pastor, his wife and two real-estate brokers have been charged in an elaborate mortgage-fraud caper in which congregants allegedly were recruited as “straw purchasers” in a scheme that led to a patch of foreclosures and cost Chase Manhattan Bank $3 million. Pastor Michael Wilkerson presided over New Life Millennium Life Restoration Fellowship […]

FTC: Spammer/Scammer Who Sent ‘Mind-Boggling’ Number Of Text Messages And Traded On Name Of Government Hit With Judgment, Ban

FTC: Spammer/Scammer Who Sent 'Mind-Boggling' Number Of Text Messages And Traded On Name Of Government Hit With Judgment, Ban

Phillip A. Flora of Huntington Beach, Calif., caused cell-phone bills to rise when he sent millions of unsolicited text messages. Flora sent at least 5 million such messages, a number the FTC described as mind-boggling when it sued him in February for violating the CAN-SPAM Act and the FTC Act. But spam was only part […]

BULLETIN: Full Tilt Poker’s License Revoked By Alderney Gambling Control Commission In Wake Of U.S. Ponzi Allegations

BULLETIN: Full Tilt Poker's License Revoked By Alderney Gambling Control Commission In Wake Of U.S. Ponzi Allegations

BULLETIN: Just days after federal prosecutors in the United States alleged that Full Tilt Poker was operating a global Ponzi scheme, the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) has revoked Full Tilt’s License. AGCC is the e-gaming regulator of the British Channel Islands. “At a hearing held in London over six days, it emerged that FTP […]

BULLETIN: SEC Says Utah Scammers Funneled Money To 2 Ponzi Schemes; Christopher A. Seeley, Justin G. Dickson Accused Of Conducting Offering Fraud That Raised Millions

BULLETIN: SEC Says Utah Scammers Funneled Money To 2 Ponzi Schemes; Christopher A. Seeley, Justin G. Dickson Accused Of Conducting Offering Fraud That Raised Millions

BULLETIN: The SEC has gone to federal court to accuse two Utah men of conducting a $7.9 million offering fraud in which money that flowed from investors was used to prop up two Ponzi schemes. Named defendants were Christopher A. Seeley, 36, of Herriman,¬† and Justin G. Dickson, 35,¬† of Salt Lake City. The offering […]

NEW ADSURFDAILY DISASTER? Andy Bowdoin Says Prosecutors Returned ‘Advertising Expenses’ To Members, Not Proceeds Of A Ponzi Scheme; ‘Government Forced Members To Sign . . . Untrue Statement To Get A Refund,’ ASD Patriarch Claims

NEW ADSURFDAILY DISASTER? Andy Bowdoin Says Prosecutors Returned 'Advertising Expenses' To Members, Not Proceeds Of A Ponzi Scheme; 'Government Forced Members To Sign . . . Untrue Statement To Get A Refund,' ASD Patriarch Claims

UPDATED 3:44 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Facing felony charges of wire fraud, securities fraud and selling unregistered securities and the potential of 125 years in prison, accused Ponzi schemer Andy Bowdoin has responded by accusing federal prosecutors in the District of Columbia of forcing members to lie to qualify for compensation from a victims’ fund in […]

BULLETIN: CFTC Charges 5 Florida Residents And Mexican National In Alleged Forex Scheme With Tentacles In Panama; Scheme Was Promoted On MoneyMakerGroup, TalkGold Ponzi Forums

BULLETIN: CFTC Charges 5 Florida Residents And Mexican National In Alleged Forex Scheme With Tentacles In Panama; Scheme Was Promoted On MoneyMakerGroup, TalkGold Ponzi Forums

BULLETIN: The CFTC has gone to federal court in Florida, charging a company and six individuals in an alleged international Forex and commodities fraud scheme that gathered at least $1.7 million and bilked residents of Florida, California and Puerto Rico. Charged in the case were Alpha Trade Group S.A. (ATG), which also is known as […]

BULLETIN: 4 Arrested In Alleged $200 Million International Swindle; Raids Carried Out In Europe, United States

BULLETIN: 4 Arrested In Alleged $200 Million International Swindle; Raids Carried Out In Europe, United States

BULLETIN: Authorities in Europe and the United States have carried out raids that resulted in the arrests of four individuals and the seizure of property in an alleged international Ponzi scheme involving bogus insurance investments and $200 million, the Public Prosecution Office of the Netherlands (Openbaar Ministerie) said. The case involves a company known as […]

EDITORIAL: As Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Website (StopFraud.gov) Spotlights AdSurfDaily Prosecution, Bizarre Email Circulating Among ASD Members Raises New Conspiracy Theories

EDITORIAL: As Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Website (StopFraud.gov) Spotlights AdSurfDaily Prosecution, Bizarre Email Circulating Among ASD Members Raises New Conspiracy Theories

UPDATED 10:31 A.M. EDT (U.S.A). ASD case subject of discussion in Washington’s highest power corridors: The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force was formed by President Obama in November 2009. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, a member of the President’s cabinet and the chief law-enforcement officer of the U.S. government, presides over the Task Force. Secret […]