Archive for October 5th, 2011

BULLETIN: 77-Year-Old Ponzi Enabler And His 40-Year-Old Son Who Helped Confuse Investors In Nevin Shapiro’s $930 Million ‘Grocery’ Ponzi Sentenced To Federal Prison; Roberto And Alejandro Torres Also Hit With $82 Million Restitution Order

BULLETIN: 77-Year-Old Ponzi Enabler And His 40-Year-Old Son Who Helped Confuse Investors In Nevin Shapiro's $930 Million 'Grocery' Ponzi Sentenced To Federal Prison; Roberto And Alejandro Torres Also Hit With $82 Million Restitution Order

BULLETIN: Yesterday a federal judge in Michigan sentenced 75-year-old Ponzi schemer Edward May to 16 years in federal prison for pulling off a $350 million fraud. Today in New Jersey — in a separate case — a 77-year-old Ponzi enabler and his Ponzi-enabling, 40-year-old son were sentenced to combined prison terms of just shy of […]

CLOAK-BUSTING RULING IN SCAM LAND: Court Records Show SEC Served Subpoena On Google Aimed At Unmasking Identity Of Possible Touter In ‘Pump And Dump’ Probe Into Price Of Jammin Java Corp. Stock; ‘John Doe’ Moved To Quash, But Judge Says No

CLOAK-BUSTING RULING IN SCAM LAND: Court Records Show SEC Served Subpoena On Google Aimed At Unmasking Identity Of Possible Touter In 'Pump And Dump' Probe Into Price Of Jammin Java Corp. Stock; 'John Doe' Moved To Quash, But Judge Says No

A judge yesterday upheld the SEC’s ability to investigate potential fraud schemes by issuing administrative subpoenas to vendors whose services potentially are being used to help scammers cloak themselves while they harvest illegal profits. The ruling is apt to cause great unease in the corners of the Internet occupied by murky HYIP, autosurf and pump-and-dump […]