‘Investor-Fraud Summits’ Set For 6 U.S. Cities: Stamford, Conn.; Nashville, Tenn.; San Francisco; Denver; Cleveland And Miami

What: Investor Fraud Summits.

Where/When: Stamford, Conn. (today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the University of Connecticut – Stamford Campus); Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 4 from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT at Vanderbilt University Law School’s Flynn Auditorium located at 131 21st Avenue South) ; San Francisco (Oct. 9, in Walnut Creek, Calif., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT at the Rossmoor Retirement Community – Gateway Complex located at 1001 Rain Road); Denver (Oct. 10 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. MDT at the Tivoli Building – Turnhalle Auditorium located at 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 150); Cleveland (Oct. 11 in Beachwood, Ohio, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT at the Montefiore Senior Living Center located at 1 David Myers Parkway); and Miami (Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at the Miami Dade College – in the Chapman Conference Center, located at 245 N.E. Fourth Street, Bldg. 3, Room 3210).

Why: Investment fraud losses have been “staggering,” the Justice Department says.

Since the beginning of 2011, “the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and 85 U.S. Attorneys’ offices have reported that approximately 800 defendants have been charged, tried, pleaded or sentenced in approximately 500 federal prosecutions involving investor fraud. The total reported amount cheated from victims for this time period tops more than $20 billion.”

Summit Sponsors: Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ offices, the FBI, the SEC, the FTC, the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), the CFTC, the Bankruptcy Trustees, FINRA, AARP and the Better Business Bureau.

Top law-enforcement officials will be on hand at each of the summits. See the Justice Department news release for details.

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