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BULLETIN: TelexFree’s Telecom License At Risk In Minnesota; Department Of Commerce Asks PUC To Deny Embattled MLM Firm Authority To Operate

BULLETIN: TelexFree's Telecom License At Risk In Minnesota; Department Of Commerce Asks PUC To Deny Embattled MLM Firm Authority To Operate

BULLETIN:  The Minnesota Department of Commerce has asked the state Public Utilities Commission to deny TelexFree’s authorization to provide long-distance service in the state. Minnesota regulators now are questioning whether TelexFree financial and background information submitted to the state to gain telecom authority was accurate. The PUC granted the authority on April 18, after the […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Enters TelexFree Nevada Bankruptcy Fray — Plus Confirmation That U.S. Attorney’s Office Part Of Probe

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Enters TelexFree Nevada Bankruptcy Fray -- Plus Confirmation That U.S. Attorney's Office Part Of Probe

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (Updated 6:24 P.M. EDT U.S.A.) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has entered the TelexFree fray in Nevada Bankruptcy Court and has petitioned the judge to transfer the case to Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of Massachusetts, an area that is a potential TelexFree stronghold. The Central District covers […]

BULLETIN: U.S. Trustee Says ‘Compelling Evidence Of Fraud’ And ‘Reasonable Grounds’ To Believe ‘Criminal Conduct’ Occurred On Road To TelexFree Bankruptcy Filing

BULLETIN: U.S. Trustee Says 'Compelling Evidence Of Fraud' And 'Reasonable Grounds' To Believe 'Criminal Conduct' Occurred On Road To TelexFree Bankruptcy Filing

BULLETIN:  (11th Update 2:35 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The United States’ trustee who serves the region (Nevada) in which TelexFree’s bankruptcy case was filed on April 13 has alleged there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that “criminal conduct” occurred at TelexFree. Trustee Tracy Hope Davis, who works for a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, […]

Alleged TelexFree MLM Ponzi Scheme May Have Polluted Money Flow To Vendors, Contractors AND The Government At Hundreds Of Thousands Of Contact Points

Alleged TelexFree MLM Ponzi Scheme May Have Polluted Money Flow To Vendors, Contractors AND The Government At Hundreds Of Thousands Of Contact Points

Virtually no one was safe from the TelexFree MLM financial menace, documents suggest. Not even the government. How far and deep did the alleged TelexFree fraud pollution flow? The answer remains unclear a week after Ponzi- and pyramid allegations were filed against the enterprise, but documents suggest pollution at hundreds of thousands of points of […]

BULLETIN: Nevada Attorney General To Intervene In TelexFree Licensing Matters Before The State Public Utilities Commission

BULLETIN: Nevada Attorney General To Intervene In TelexFree Licensing Matters Before The State Public Utilities Commission

BULLETIN: (Updated 8:56 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The Consumer Protection Bureau of Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says in regulatory filings that it intends to intervene in TelexFree-related licensing matters before the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. TelexFree, accused of conducting a Ponzi scheme that gathered $1.2 billion, has Nevada telecom applications pending for TelexFree LLC […]

Now, Zeek- And AdSurfDaily-Like Petitions For TelexFree; Bankruptcy Judge Asked To ‘Bail Out’ MLM ‘Program’

Now, Zeek- And AdSurfDaily-Like Petitions For TelexFree; Bankruptcy Judge Asked To 'Bail Out' MLM 'Program'

On Monday, the PP Blog reported that TelexFree — through its bankruptcy filing Sunday in Nevada — was seeking to reject contracts with its promoters. Yesterday, Jordan Maglich of PonziTracker.com published a lengthy article under this headline: “TelexFree Asks Bankruptcy Court To Eliminate Promoter Obligations.” In between, the Massachusetts Securities Division described TelexFree as a […]

TelexFree, Allegedly One Of The Largest Ponzi Schemes In History, Says State And Federal Actions Against It ‘Precipitous And Unnecessary’

TelexFree, Allegedly One Of The Largest Ponzi Schemes In History, Says State And Federal Actions Against It 'Precipitous And Unnecessary'

Effectively having been accused of rivaling Scott Rothstein’s epic Ponzi scheme, TelexFree issued a statement this afternoon that calls the government actions against it “precipitous and unnecessary.” Rothstein’s Florida-based Ponzi scheme collapsed in 2009. It gathered about $1.2 billion before toppling, and is one of the largest Ponzi schemes in U.S. history. On Tuesday, Massachusetts […]

TelexFree ‘Top Story’ In Department Of Homeland Security’s Daily Infrastructure Report

TelexFree 'Top Story' In Department Of Homeland Security's Daily Infrastructure Report

TelexFree — specifically the Ponzi- and pyramid complaint filed against it Tuesday by Massachusetts Commonwealth Secretary William Galvin — was the top story yesterday in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s daily infrastructure report. DHS was formed after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Galvin alleged that TelexFree had gathered more than $1.2 billion […]

UPDATE: In SEC’s TelexFree Case, Agency Says Department Of Homeland Security And Sheriff’s Deputy Stopped Nearly $38 Million From Leaving Firm’s Massachusetts Office During Execution Of Search Warrant; Money Is Now Frozen

UPDATE: In SEC's TelexFree Case, Agency Says Department Of Homeland Security And Sheriff's Deputy Stopped Nearly $38 Million From Leaving Firm's Massachusetts Office During Execution Of Search Warrant; Money Is Now Frozen

EDITOR’S NOTE: See story from earlier today on the SEC’s complaint and fraud allegations against the TelexFree “program,” executives and key promoters. ** ______________________________ ** A Bristol County Deputy Sheriff at the scene of a Tuesday raid by the Department of Homeland Security at TelexFree headquarters in Marlborough, Mass., stopped nearly $38 million in cashier’s […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges TelexFree, Executives And Key Promoters — Including Sann Rodrigues And Faith Sloan

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: SEC Charges TelexFree, Executives And Key Promoters -- Including Sann Rodrigues And Faith Sloan

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: (19th Update 5:45 p.m. ET U.S.A.) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed charges against the alleged TelexFree pyramid scheme and a federal judge has granted an asset freeze. TelexFree was a sham to mask an investment scheme known as “AdCentral” in which affiliates were told they could […]

DEVELOPING STORY: Federal Agents Raid TelexFree, Massachusetts Newspaper Reports (And Publishes Photo)

(UPDATED 9:58 A.M. EDT U.S.A.) Agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have raided the TelexFree office in Marlborough, Mass., the MetroWest Daily News is reporting. And the newspaper has published a photo showing federal agents and police officers inside the TelexFree office. The scene is similar to a scene at AdSurfDaily’s Florida headquarters in August […]