Archive for May 2013

TERROR IN LONDON: Horrifying Scene Unfolds On Busy Street As Man Believed To Be British Soldier Hacked To Death

TERROR IN LONDON: Horrifying Scene Unfolds On Busy Street As Man Believed To Be British Soldier Hacked To Death

Prime Minister David Cameron called a meeting of the United Kingdom’s emergency co-ordination group (COBR) today after a man believed to be a British soldier reportedly was hacked to death on a public street near a military barracks. “I’ve been briefed by the Home Secretary about this absolutely sickening attack in Woolwich in London,” Cameron […]

UPDATE: Sentencing For Legisi Pitchman Matthew John Gagnon Now Set For June 18

UPDATE: Sentencing For Legisi Pitchman Matthew John Gagnon Now Set For June 18

Sentencing for Legisi HYIP Ponzi scheme pitchman Matthew John Gagnon has been rescheduled for June 18. Gagnon initially was scheduled to be sentenced yesterday, federal prosecutors said earlier this month. Gagnon pleaded guilty to not disclosing he’d been paid more than $1 million by Legisi and operator Gregory N. McKnight to tout the “program” online. […]

BULLETIN: Prosecutors Say AdSurfDaily Figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming Was Channeling Cop-Killer Christopher Dorner In Veiled Bid To Intimidate Law Enforcement

BULLETIN: Prosecutors Say AdSurfDaily Figure Kenneth Wayne Leaming Was Channeling Cop-Killer Christopher Dorner In Veiled Bid To Intimidate Law Enforcement

BULLETIN: Federal prosecutors in the Western District of Washington have asked Judge Ronald B. Leighton to sentence AdSurfDaily figure and purported “sovereign citizen” Kenneth Wayne Leaming to 10 years in federal prison, the maximum term under the law. Leaming, 57, of Spanaway, Wash., was found guilty March 1 on charges of filing false liens against […]

Purported Florida ‘Sovereign Citizen’ And Convicted Felon Charged With Having Gun On Property Of Middle School

Purported Florida 'Sovereign Citizen' And Convicted Felon Charged With Having Gun On Property Of Middle School

Purported Florida “sovereign citizen” Bruce Chalmers Hicks was arrested by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office after he was seen carrying a sidearm and stepped on the property of Turkey Creek Middle School near Plant City, authorities said. Plant City is situated in the Greater Tampa region. Hicks, 46, was arrested Thursday and is being held […]

Profitable Sunrise Facebook Site Changes Graphic To Promote ‘DollarsBluePrint,’ Which Triggers Security Warning

Profitable Sunrise Facebook Site Changes Graphic To Promote 'DollarsBluePrint,' Which Triggers Security Warning

A Facebook site set up to promote the Profitable Sunrise HYIP scheme has changed the lead graphic on the page to drive traffic to a site known as “DollarsBluePrint” — apparently through a web entity known as “Big Idea Mastermind.” The previous lead graphic was a leftover from the fraud reign of Profitable Sunrise. The […]

Mayoral Candidate Who Used Facebook To Claim Endorsement By Jesus Christ Gets Less Than 1 Percent Of Vote

Mayoral Candidate Who Used Facebook To Claim Endorsement By Jesus Christ Gets Less Than 1 Percent Of Vote

Anna Pierre ran for mayor of North Miami on a platform of saying no to corruption, free healthcare for the uninsured, job creation, crime prevention and intervention and education. And she also claimed on Facebook that she’d been endorsed by Jesus Christ. Separately, she told the Miami Herald that political opponents were hexing her with […]

A BIG-BOAT PONZI: Man Wanted In Alleged California Ponzi/Securities-Fraud Caper Arrested In Florida; Edward Sellers Fitzgerald Charged With Ripping Off Senior Citizens, Others In Alleged ‘Yachts’ Swindle

A BIG-BOAT PONZI: Man Wanted In Alleged California Ponzi/Securities-Fraud Caper Arrested In Florida; Edward Sellers Fitzgerald Charged With Ripping Off Senior Citizens, Others In Alleged 'Yachts' Swindle

A 60-year-old man wanted in Orange County, Calif., on multiple felony charges in an alleged securities swindle involving yachts was arrested last week by police in Delray Beach, Fla. Edward Sellers Fitzgerald was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail to await extradition by California authorities. If convicted of all counts, Fitzgerald faces 58 years […]

Zeek Rewards Claims Portal Is Open

Zeek Rewards Claims Portal Is Open

The claims portal for Zeek Rewards has opened on schedule. It is accessible through a “File a Claim” button on the website of the court-appointed receiver and also has a separate URL. Claims must be filed by 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern time) on Sept. 5, 2013. A claims FAQ is accessible here. Senior U.S. District […]

BULLETIN: Kansas Issues Cease-And-Desist Order To Profitable Sunrise; Document Names 2 Alleged Promoters, Including Nanci Jo Frazer; State Urges Investors To Contact Securities Commissioner

BULLETIN: Kansas Issues Cease-And-Desist Order To Profitable Sunrise; Document Names 2 Alleged Promoters, Including Nanci Jo Frazer; State Urges Investors To Contact Securities Commissioner

BULLETIN: The state of Kansas has issued a cease-and-desist order against the alleged Profitable Sunrise HYIP scheme, saying the “program” offered “gaudy” returns “of 1.6% to 2.7% on a daily basis.” In a statement, Kansas securities officials say the order names Florida resident David P. Cozzocrea as a Profitable Sunrise pitchman. Cozzocrea’s promo appeared on […]

HORRIFYING: 13 Deaths Linked To West Bengal Ponzi Schemes, Hindustan Times Reports

HORRIFYING: 13 Deaths Linked To West Bengal Ponzi Schemes, Hindustan Times Reports

The Hindustan Times, a newspaper in India, is reporting that 13 deaths have been linked to Ponzi schemes operating in the West Bengal region. The most recent death involved a man found hanging from a tree yesterday, the paper reported. “As many as 12 people have committed suicide, and a director of a Ponzi scheme […]

In Case Reminiscent Of Profitable Sunrise, Alberta Securities Commission Finds That Dale Joseph Edgar St. Jean And Gregory Dennis Tindall Made False Statements And Conducted Ponzi Scheme

In Case Reminiscent Of Profitable Sunrise, Alberta Securities Commission Finds That  Dale Joseph Edgar St. Jean And Gregory Dennis Tindall Made False Statements And Conducted Ponzi Scheme

Two men conducted an offering fraud tied to a purported “bridge lending” business and wiped out investors in a $52 million Ponzi scheme, the Alberta Securities Commission said yesterday. Some of the allegations against Dale Joseph Edgar St. Jean and Gregory Dennis Tindall were remarkably similar to allegations in the United States against the Profitable […]