BULLETIN: TelexFree Trustee Moves For Default Judgments Against Dozens Of Alleged Overseas ‘Winners’
BULLETIN: TelexFree Trustee Stephen B. Darr has moved for assessments of damage and default judgments against dozens of alleged overseas “winners” in the massive Ponzi- and pyramid scheme. The motion before Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Melvin S. Hoffman of the District of Massachusetts asks for millions of dollars from about 33 TelexFree promoters with non-U.S. addresses who did not enter defenses after being properly served Darr’s class-action complaint brought in January 2016 and subsequently amended.
Like the class-action lawsuit and individual actions brought by receiver in the Zeek Rewards’ case, the action by the TelexFree trustee demonstrates that “winners” in corrupt MLM schemes will be pursued to return their gains, plus interest, to the hundreds and hundreds of thousands of “losers” created by such cross-border fraud capers.
Kenneth D. Bell, the receiver in the Zeek case, now is moving to perfect millions of dollars in judgments.
Hoffman has set a May 3 hearing in Boston on Darr’s motion.
Read Darr’s motion.
One of the alleged overseas winners pursued by Darr received more than $2.92 million, according to a court exhibit. Seven others received at least $1 million. Others still received tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
In other corrupt MLM schemes, new recruits were encouraged to pay their sponsor directly, rather than paying the company directly. This also was the case at TelexFree, a situation that led to money not being forwarded to the firm, contributing to the deepening of the Ponzi.