Alleged Ponzi Schemes

Kristine Johnson Of ‘The Achieve Community’ Scam Sentenced To 21 Months

Kristine Johnson Of 'The Achieve Community' Scam Sentenced To 21 Months

2ND UPDATE 8:38 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Kristine Louise “Kristi” Johnson, one of the two principals of “The Achieve Community” (TAC) Ponzi- and pyramid scheme, has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, the office of U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District of North Carolina said moments ago. The SEC sued Johnson […]

BULLETIN: Paul Burks Of Zeek Rewards Sentenced To More Than 14 Years; Judge Comments On ‘Cheerleaders’

BULLETIN: Paul Burks Of Zeek Rewards Sentenced To More Than 14 Years; Judge Comments On 'Cheerleaders'

3RD UPDATE 4:52 P.M. ET U.S.A. Paul Burks, the principal behind the $939 million Zeek Rewards Ponzi- and pyramid scheme broken up by the SEC and the U.S. Secret Service in August 2012, has been sentenced to 176 months in federal prison, the office of U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose of the Western District of North Carolina […]

Zeek Net-Winner Notifications Expected To Begin Soon; Receiver To Establish ‘Net Winnings Determination Response Portal’

Zeek Net-Winner Notifications Expected To Begin Soon; Receiver To Establish 'Net Winnings Determination Response Portal'

If you’re a net winner in the massive Zeek Rewards’ Ponzi- and pyramid scheme, your notice that you must return your ill-gotten haul with interest may arrive as early as next week. Under the terms of a court order by Senior U.S. District Judge Graham C. Mullen, the notice will apply to more than 9,000 alleged winners […]

BULLETIN: TelexFree Trustee Moves For Default Judgments Against Dozens Of Alleged Overseas ‘Winners’

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. […]

BRIEF: Feds Tweet Photo Of $20 Million Allegedly Found In Box Spring And Tied To TelexFree

Federal prosecutors have Tweeted a photo of $20 million allegedly found stuffed in a box spring and linked to the massive TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid caper. The cash was found Jan. 4 by the Homeland Security Investigations branch of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Agents seized […]

Zeek Receiver Solicits Victim Letters For Feb. 13 Sentencing Of Paul Burks

Zeek Receiver Solicits Victim Letters For Feb. 13 Sentencing Of Paul Burks

Paul Burks will be sentenced Feb. 13 for his criminal role in Zeek Rewards, and the court-appointed receiver is soliciting letters from victims of the combined Ponzi- and pyramid scheme that affected hundreds of thousands of people. Zeek gathered hundreds of millions of dollars in a massive fraud scheme broken up by the SEC and […]

Zeek Receiver To Make Third Distribution To Ponzi Victims, Says A Fourth Is Possible

In an announcement dated Jan. 12, 2017, Zeek receiver Kenneth D. Bell said he’ll make a third distribution to Ponzi victims and that a fourth is possible. After the third distribution,  victims will have received about 75 percent of their losses, Bell said. The third distribution is set for March 15. Let us note here that […]

Zeek Figures Wright-Olivares, Olivares Listed As Federal Prisoners

Zeek Figures Wright-Olivares, Olivares Listed As Federal Prisoners

The landing spots for two key Zeek Rewards figures now are known. Former Zeek COO Dawn Wright-Olivares is listed as inmate 29336-058 at FMC Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility is a Federal Medical Center for female offenders and has an adjacent minimum security satellite camp, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. […]

BULLETIN: Feds Make Another TelexFree Arrest, Find $20 Million Hidden In Box Spring

BULLETIN: Feds Make Another TelexFree Arrest, Find $20 Million Hidden In Box Spring

BULLETIN: Federal authorities have arrested a man and have found $20 million allegedly linked to TelexFree in a box spring in an apartment in Westborough, Mass. Agents have seized the cash and charged Cleber Rene Rizerio Rocha, 28, with conspiring to commit money-laundering. Rocha may be a Brazilian national with ties to a nephew of TelexFree […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Judge Begins Process Of Ordering Judgments Against Zeek Net Winners; Millions Awarded So Far, Millions More Pending

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Judge Begins Process Of Ordering Judgments Against Zeek Net Winners; Millions Awarded So Far, Millions More Pending

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: At long last, there is a spectacular crack in the ceiling of MLM HYIP Ponzi Land! Senior U.S. District Judge Graham C. Mullen of the Western District of North Carolina has begun the process of ordering judgments against Zeek Rewards’ winners sued by receiver Kenneth D. Bell, according to the docket of […]

BehindMLM.com Expects Accessibility Issue To Be Resolved Dec. 10

BehindMLM.com Expects Accessibility Issue To Be Resolved Dec. 10

We’ve received inquiries about why some readers have not been able to access BehindMLM.com. Oz, the editor there, has reported on the site that the ETA for a fix is Dec. 10. Hosting issues began several days ago. Although not all readers have been able to access the site, Oz has posted some updates on […]