Archive for August 2012

Zeek Operator Paul R. Burks Was Cooperating With SEC Prior To Date Of Ponzi Complaint, New Filing Suggests

Zeek Operator Paul R. Burks Was Cooperating With SEC Prior To Date Of Ponzi Complaint, New Filing Suggests

Paul R. Burks, the operator of Zeek Rewards, was cooperating with the SEC prior to the filing of the Aug. 17 complaint that alleged Zeek was a $600 million Ponzi scheme and pyramid fraud, a new court filing suggests. That “period of cooperation” resulted in the production of “hundreds of thousands of documents, including financial […]

BULLETIN: CFTC Says California Man At Helm Of Ponzi Scheme Targeted At Deaf Christians; Marc Perlman Charged With Fraud Amid Claim He Advised Investor To Sell House Quickly And Plow Proceeds Into Forex Scheme

BULLETIN: CFTC Says California Man At Helm Of Ponzi Scheme Targeted At Deaf Christians; Marc Perlman Charged With Fraud Amid Claim He Advised Investor To Sell House Quickly And Plow Proceeds Into Forex Scheme

BULLETIN: The CFTC has gone to federal court in the Southern District of New York, alleging that Marc Perlman of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and his firm, iGlobal Strategic Management LLC, were running a commodity-pool and Forex Ponzi scheme targeted at deaf Christians. Perlman and the company have been charged with fraud. The CFTC said the […]

ALERT >> ALERT >> ALERT: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed Against United States By AdSurfDaily Figures Todd Disner And Dwight Owen Schweitzer, Later To Become Zeek Promoters

ALERT >> ALERT >> ALERT: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed Against United States By AdSurfDaily Figures Todd Disner And Dwight Owen Schweitzer, Later To Become Zeek Promoters

BULLETIN: A federal judge has dismissed the November 2011 lawsuit against the United States by AdSurfDaily figures Todd Disner and Dwight Owen Schweitzer. The dismissal of the lawsuit by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer came on the same day she sentenced confessed ASD Ponzi scheme operator Andy Bowdoin to 78 months in federal prison. After […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: AdSurfDaily Ponzi Schemer Andy Bowdoin Sentenced To 78 Months In Federal Prison — Maximum Under Plea Agreement

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: AdSurfDaily Ponzi Schemer Andy Bowdoin Sentenced To 78 Months In Federal Prison -- Maximum Under Plea Agreement

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (UPDATED 5:20 P.M ON SEPT 4.) AdSurfDaily President Andy Bowdoin has been sentenced to the maximum term in federal prison under his plea agreement: 78 months. The sentence was handed down minutes ago by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer of the District of Columbia. ASD was a $119 million Ponzi […]

As Zeek Apologists Solicit Funds And Plant Seed They’ll Sue SEC, Guest Columnist Asks, ‘Whose Lawyer Is This Anyway?’

As Zeek Apologists Solicit Funds And Plant Seed They'll Sue SEC, Guest Columnist Asks, 'Whose Lawyer Is This Anyway?'

DISCLOSURE: Gregg Evans, a longtime member of the antiscam community, is a longtime PP Blog contributor. He was not compensated for this column, and his views are not necessarily the views of the PP Blog. Whose Lawyer Is This Anyway? By Gregg Evans A group of Zeek Rewards’ affiliates claim they have retained SNR Denton […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Charles Schwab Accounts Holding Nearly $18.6 Million In Name Of Accused Zeek Operator Paul Ray Burks Or Rex Venture Group Have Been Frozen

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Charles Schwab Accounts Holding Nearly $18.6 Million In Name Of Accused Zeek Operator Paul Ray Burks Or Rex Venture Group Have Been Frozen

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (UPDATED 12:16 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) The office of the corporate counsel for Charles Schwab in San Francisco has informed a federal judge that it is holding almost $18.6 million in two accounts linked to the alleged Zeek Rewards’ Ponzi scheme. One of the accounts is in the name of Rex […]

BULLETIN: Already Jailed, Utah Ponzi Schemer Ordered To Pay More Than $18 Million; United States Extradited Jeffrey Lane Mowen From Panama And Charged His Pitchmen

BULLETIN: Already Jailed, Utah Ponzi Schemer Ordered To Pay More Than $18 Million; United States Extradited Jeffrey Lane Mowen From Panama And Charged His Pitchmen

BULLETIN: Utah Ponzi schemer Jeffrey Lane Mowen has been ordered by a federal judge to pay more than $18 million in a civil case that sparked a criminal probe and resulted in allegations that Mowen had hatched a murder-for-hire plot from a U.S. jail after he was extradited from Panama in 2009. The FBI worked […]

Zeek Fallout Almost Too Strange To Contemplate

Zeek Fallout Almost Too Strange To Contemplate

For starters, Zeek affiliates being approached by upline sponsors and email/website appeals to send in money “to defend Zeek Rewards and all of our independent businesses as per our legal rights of due process” might want to read this July 25 PP Blog post. It’s about how wordplay was used to sanitize HYIP scams. For […]

UPDATE: ASD’s Andy Bowdoin Asks Judge For Mercy; Requests Sentence Of ‘Time Served’ And ‘Home Incarceration’ In Ponzi Scheme That Gathered At Least $119 Million And Caused Millions Of Dollars In Losses

UPDATE: ASD's Andy Bowdoin Asks Judge For Mercy; Requests Sentence Of 'Time Served' And 'Home Incarceration' In Ponzi Scheme That Gathered At Least $119 Million And Caused Millions Of Dollars In Losses

UPDATED 2:32 P.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Confessed Ponzi schemer Andy Bowdoin of AdSurfDaily has asked U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer for mercy and for a sentence of “time served” and “home incarceration.” Federal prosecutors have asked Collyer to sentence Bowdoin to 78 months, the maximum sentence under a plea agreement Bowdoin signed in May. Bowdoin, 77, […]

IN MEMORY: Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012

Neil Armstrong died today. He was 82. A statement from Barack Obama, the President of the United States: Michelle and I were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Neil Armstrong. Neil was among the greatest of American heroes — not just of his time, but of all time. When he and his fellow […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Prosecutors Ask Judge To Approve Order That Would Reopen Remissions In AdSurfDaily Ponzi Case

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Prosecutors Ask Judge To Approve Order That Would Reopen Remissions In AdSurfDaily Ponzi Case

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Federal prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer for an order that would reopen the remissions process in the AdSurfDaily Ponzi case, potentially giving victims who missed the January 2011 filing deadline a chance to gain a pro rata share of the balance of seized assets. The U.S. Secret […]