Archive for February 2013

UPDATE: Garfield M. Taylor, Charged Civilly By SEC In 2011, Now Indicted On Criminal Charges In Alleged Ponzi Scheme

UPDATE: Garfield M. Taylor, Charged Civilly By SEC In 2011, Now Indicted On Criminal Charges In Alleged Ponzi Scheme

Garfield M. Taylor, the Maryland man accused civilly by the SEC in November 2011 of duping charitable organizations and people of faith in a Ponzi scheme, now has been indicted on criminal charges, the FBI and federal prosecutors in the District of Columbia said. Taylor, 54, of Rockville, faces counts of wire fraud, securities fraud […]

BULLETIN: South Carolina Man Indicted In Georgia On Charge Of Using Facebook To Threaten To Kill President Obama

BULLETIN: South Carolina Man Indicted In Georgia On Charge Of Using Facebook To Threaten To Kill President Obama

BULLETIN: The U.S. Secret Service, the FBI and federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Georgia say a South Carolina man threatened on Facebook to kill the President of the United States. Patrick Randell McIntosh, 28, of Charleston, was indicted on charges of possessing three firearms and ammunition while under indictment for a felony and […]

UPDATE: Charles Daniel Koss, Purported Missouri ‘Sovereign Citizen,’ Convicted In ‘Redemption’ Swindle Against Social Security

UPDATE: Charles Daniel Koss, Purported Missouri 'Sovereign Citizen,' Convicted In 'Redemption' Swindle Against Social Security

Charles Daniel Koss, a 63-year-old purported “sovereign citizen” from Independence, Mo., faces up to 61 years in federal prison after being convicted in a “redemption” scam targeted at Social Security. Koss was convicted of two counts of theft of government money, one count of Social Security disability fraud, one count of mail fraud and one […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: AdSurfDaily Figures (And Zeek Pitchmen) Todd Disner And Dwight Owen Schweitzer Lose In Appeals Court

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: AdSurfDaily Figures (And Zeek Pitchmen) Todd Disner And Dwight Owen Schweitzer Lose In Appeals Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has upheld the rulings of a federal judge and rejected an appeal by AdSurfDaily figures Todd Disner and Dwight Owen Schweitzer. The ASD duo had contended the seizure of records from ASD’s database in a Ponzi scheme case brought in 2008 by the U.S. […]

BULLETIN: Purported ‘Sovereign’ Indicted On Charges Of Threatening To Kill Public Officials: ‘Your Dirt Nap Is Coming Very Soon’

BULLETIN: Purported 'Sovereign' Indicted On Charges Of Threatening To Kill Public Officials: 'Your Dirt Nap Is Coming Very Soon'

BULLETIN: A purported “sovereign citizen” from Nanuet, N.Y., has been charged under state law with criminal possession of a weapon and under federal law with threatening to kill public officials and inciting Facebook visitors to carry out political assassinations. Lawrence Mulqueen, 49, claimed that a county’s sheriff is “the highest law enforcer in all the […]

EDITORIAL: What Zeekers (And Other MLMers) Can Learn From The Upcoming Trial Of AdSurfDaily Figure And Purported ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Kenneth Wayne Leaming

EDITORIAL: What Zeekers (And Other MLMers) Can Learn From The Upcoming Trial Of AdSurfDaily Figure And Purported 'Sovereign Citizen' Kenneth Wayne Leaming

UPDATED 12:28 P.M. (FEB. 27, U.S.A.) Kenneth Wayne Leaming, a figure in the AdSurfDaily Ponzi-scheme story and a purported “sovereign citizen,” is scheduled to go on trial today in federal court the Western District of Washington with co-defendant David Carroll Stephenson. Leaming is charged with filing false liens against public officials involved in the ASD […]

UPDATE: Nicholas Cox, Figure In North Carolina Fraud Scheme Operating Near Ground Zero For Zeek Rewards, Sentenced To Federal Prison

UPDATE: Nicholas Cox, Figure In North Carolina Fraud Scheme Operating Near Ground Zero For Zeek Rewards, Sentenced To Federal Prison

With the alleged $600 million Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme dominating local headlines in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region, including the city of Lexington in Davidson County, an earlier, smaller fraud scheme operating in the region largely fell out of the news. But the Integra Capital Management LLC Ponzi and fraud scheme operated by Nicholas Cox […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: KABOOM! 2 Connecticut Women Found Guilty In Cash-Gifting Pyramid Scheme

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: KABOOM! 2 Connecticut Women Found Guilty In Cash-Gifting Pyramid Scheme

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (2ND UPDATE 6:44 P.M. ET U.S.A.) Both of the defendants on trial in federal court in Connecticut in a cash-gifting pyramid scheme known as Women’s Gifting Tables have been found guilty of wire fraud and filing false tax returns. The jury returned the verdicts against Jill Platt, 65, and Donna […]

BULLETIN: Oh, Utah! FTC Says Yet-Another Scam Used Shell Companies To Bilk Consumers And Dupe Payment Processors

BULLETIN: Oh, Utah! FTC Says Yet-Another Scam Used Shell Companies To Bilk Consumers And Dupe Payment Processors

UPDATED 1:17 PM ET (FEB. 27. U.S.A.): The FTC has sued six Nevada-based companies with ties to a call center in St. George, Utah, amid allegations that the firms and corporate officers scammed consumers and payment processors in a $25 million fraud scheme. Nevada and St. George were ground zero for the alleged $275 million […]

INCREDIBLE: JSSTripler/JustBeenPaid Operator Frederick Mann Now Billed As Pitchman For Upstart Scheme Known As ‘ClickPaid’

INCREDIBLE: JSSTripler/JustBeenPaid Operator Frederick Mann Now Billed As Pitchman For Upstart Scheme Known As 'ClickPaid'

UPDATED 8:51 A.M. ET (FEB. 20, U.S.A.) Frederick Mann, a former pitchman for the AdSurfDaily Ponzi scheme and the operator of the bizarre JSSTripler/JustBeenPaid “program” that advertised a return of 2 percent a day and morphed into a “program” known as “ProfitClicking” in the days after the SEC called rival HYIP Zeek Rewards a $600 […]

WECT Report On ‘Sovereign Citizens’

EDITOR’S NOTE: Readers are duly cautioned that the WECT Special Report linked below contains images that may be disturbing. WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather