A Florida man has been arrested and booked in Seminole County on charges he attacked a woman who ripped him off in a Ponzi scheme.
Booking information for Adam Pollock, 42, says he’s been charged with battery by strangulation, kidnap-false imprisonment, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and battery. He is charged with attacking Tina Mangiardi, 50, of Orlando.
Mangiardi, reportedly a former model, was charged March 7 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida with running a $2.5 million Ponzi swindle through TLM Design and Construction Inc. She pleaded guilty to one count of conducting a prohibited monetary transaction.
Pollock was charged on March 11, four days after Mangiardi’s guilty plea. The attack allegedly occurred at a gym operated by Pollock.
Mangiardi potentially faces 10 years in federal prison when sentenced. Pollock’s potential jail time was not immediately clear. He is being held without bond.
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