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‘Phone Card’ Ponzi Schemer Caught With Pipe Bombs, IEDs And Thousands Of Rounds Of Ammunition Sentenced To Prison

'Phone Card' Ponzi Schemer Caught With Pipe Bombs, IEDs And Thousands Of Rounds Of Ammunition Sentenced To Prison

Istvan Merchenthaler, the “PhoneCard USA” Ponzi schemer who fabricated ties to Walmart and later was caught with pipe bombs, improvised explosive devices, a machine pistol and 16 other firearms spread across three states, has been sentenced to 140 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Robert F. Kelly of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania also ordered Merchenthaler to […]

Would-Be Philadelphia Cop-Killer Claims ISIS Inspiration, Investigators Say

Would-Be Philadelphia Cop-Killer Claims ISIS Inspiration, Investigators Say

Philadelphia police officer Jesse Hartnett has miraculously survived a late-night ambush in which a man who allegedly claimed allegiance to ISIS fired at least 11 shots at him and reached inside the patrol car to fire. The FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security immediately became involved in the probe, Police Commissioner Richard Ross […]

FBI: Convicted Murderer And Cross-Border E-Bullion Fraudster James Fayed Was Scamming The Scammers

FBI: Convicted Murderer And Cross-Border E-Bullion Fraudster James Fayed Was Scamming The Scammers

Still pushing Ponzi-board schemes in the age of cross-border fraud and terrorism? In a retrospective on the 2008 E-Bullion case, a retired FBI special agent says convicted murderer James Fayed was scamming HYIP scammers. “He just pocketed the money from all these high-yield investment programs after they ran,” said Maura Kelley. “And the money continued to come […]

BULLETIN: Terrorist-Inspired Attack In Rochester, N.Y., Thwarted, FBI Says

BULLETIN: Terrorist-Inspired Attack In Rochester, N.Y., Thwarted, FBI Says

BULLETIN: (2nd Update 1:58 p.m. ET U.S.A.) The FBI has arrested a man from Rochester, N.Y., saying he planned to show his support for ISIS by carrying out a machete attack today at a bar/restaurant in the Rochester area. ISIS is a terrorist group also known as ISIL. Today is New Year’s Eve. Bars and restaurants will be packed, a […]

Terrorist Incident At London Subway Station, Scotland Yard Says

Terrorist Incident At London Subway Station, Scotland Yard Says

BULLETIN: London Metropolitan Police are investigating multiple stabbings at Leytonstone Underground station and are treating the incident as a terrorist attack. Scotland Yard has identified the weapon as a knife, but the deck of a story in the Telegraph reports it was a machete and that a male suspect had yelled, “This is for Syria.” […]

STATS: High Interest Globally In Criminal Probe Involving Payza And Obopay

STATS: High Interest Globally In Criminal Probe Involving Payza And Obopay

On the past four Mondays — Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 — the PP Blog averaged viewership from 32 countries, according to a compilation of data from Jetpack summarized by the Blog. These numbers are typical. On any given day, viewers from between 25 and 40 countries arrive here. But on Oct. […]

Another ‘Ken Russo’ Disaster: Team Of Feds Hammers Alleged Operator Of ‘Program’ Pushed By Ponzi-Forum Legend

Another 'Ken Russo' Disaster: Team Of Feds Hammers Alleged Operator Of 'Program' Pushed By Ponzi-Forum Legend

UPDATED 7:51 EDT U.S.A. Let’s start by giving you the roster of federal agencies involved in the investigations and prosecutions of William M. Apostelos, 54, and Connie M. Apostelos, 50, his wife: (1.) The Office of U.S. Attorney Carter M. Stewart of the Southern District of Ohio. (2.) Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation. (3.) The […]

Filho Listed As Inmate At Federal Detention Center

Filho Listed As Inmate At Federal Detention Center

UPDATED 8:41 A.M. EDT U.S.A. DFRF Enterprises’ and Platinum Trade Bancorp figure Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho this morning is listed as an inmate at FDC Miami, a federal detention facility. His inmate registration number is 08217-104 and he is listed in federal Bureau of Prison records as “Daniel F Rojo Filho.” Some apparent DFRF apologists […]

Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho, Accused In Alleged DFRF Enterprises Ponzi Scheme, Made Donation To 2012 Obama Campaign: What Is Platinum Trade Bancorp?

Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho, Accused In Alleged DFRF Enterprises Ponzi Scheme, Made Donation To 2012 Obama Campaign: What Is Platinum Trade Bancorp?

In 2012, Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho, purportedly an employee of an entity known as Platinum Trade Bancorp and using the address of a mansion in Boca Raton, Fla., made a $250 campaign contribution to Obama for America, according to Federal Election Commission records. The PP Blog is declining to publish the address of the 6,742-square-foot […]

BULLETIN: ‘The DFRF Fraud Is Much Larger Than It First Appeared,’ SEC Tells Court

BULLETIN: 'The DFRF Fraud Is Much Larger Than It First Appeared,' SEC Tells Court

BULLETIN: (2nd Update 9:46 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The SEC has gone to federal court in Boston, alleging that “the DFRF fraud is much larger than it first appeared.” The agency also alleges that at least one DFRF investor told investigators that he first heard of DFRF in May or June 2014 from TelexFree Ponzi- and […]

Accused Ponzi Suspect Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho Arrested, But New Mystery Emerges: NFL Draft Pick Was Seen Driving Same Car

Accused Ponzi Suspect Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho Arrested, But New Mystery Emerges: NFL Draft Pick Was Seen Driving Same Car

2ND UPDATE 6:23 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Ponzi-scheme suspect Daniel Fernandes Rojo Filho of DFRF Enterprises has been arrested in Boca Raton, Fla. after an FBI investigation — but a new mystery is emerging on how he came into possession of a gold Lamborghini bearing Florida tag DJBU10. The extremely pricy automobile is shown in at […]