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In Immigration Fraud Case, TelexFree Figure Sann Rodrigues Sentenced To Time Served And 2 Years’ Supervised Release

In Immigration Fraud Case, TelexFree Figure Sann Rodrigues Sentenced To Time Served And 2 Years' Supervised Release

UPDATED 1:56 P.M. ET U.S.A. TelexFree figure Sann Rodrigues could have been sentenced to 10 years for immigration fraud. Instead, he was sentenced yesterday to time served. The office of U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz of the District of Massachusetts said early this afternoon that Rodrigues ended up spending 57 days behind bars after his May […]

Firm In Which TelexFree Figure Faith Sloan Allegedly Hid Money Charged With Fraud In Separate Case

Firm In Which TelexFree Figure Faith Sloan Allegedly Hid Money Charged With Fraud In Separate Case

  UPDATED 12:14 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Back in April 2014, the SEC charged online huckster Faith Sloan with fraud for pushing the TelexFree scheme. Two month later, in June 2014, the SEC accused Sloan of violating the TelexFree asset freeze by sending nearly $15,000 to an online scheme known as Changes Worldwide LLC for the purchase of “business […]

EDITORIAL: Traffic Monsoon Apologist Goes All-Trump, Calls Receiver ‘Piggy’ And ‘Lying Cow’

EDITORIAL: Traffic Monsoon Apologist Goes All-Trump, Calls Receiver 'Piggy' And 'Lying Cow'

UPDATED 3:51 P.M. EDT U.S.A. Peggy Hunt, a partner at Dorsey & Whitney in Salt Lake City, is the court-appointed receiver in the SEC’s Ponzi- and securities-fraud case against Traffic Monsoon and Charles David Scoville. Her impressive Dorsey bio says she has worked in the areas of bankruptcy and receivership law for more than 25 years […]

TELEXFREE: Prosecutors Docket Prospective Witness List And Exhibits Against James Merrill: Understanding The Background

TELEXFREE: Prosecutors Docket Prospective Witness List And Exhibits Against James Merrill: Understanding The Background

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story, which easily could be titled “What NOT To Do In MLM,” summarizes a few of the witnesses and exhibits the U.S. government may use against TelexFree’s James Merrill when his trial gets under way Oct. 24 in Massachusetts. The background provided below is based on research by the PP Blog. Prosecutors filed their witness/exhibit […]

BULLETIN: Sann Rodrigues, TelexFree Figure, Agrees To Plead Guilty To Immigration Fraud

BULLETIN: Sann Rodrigues, TelexFree Figure, Agrees To Plead Guilty To Immigration Fraud

BULLETIN: (4th Update 7:23 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) Sann Rodrigues, a figure in the TelexFree Ponzi- and pyramid-scheme case, has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of immigration fraud, court documents say. The agreement potentially puts the native Brazilian at risk of deportation and a U.S. prison term of up to 10 years. He last was […]

On National Drink Beer Day, SEC Announces Action Against Anheuser-Busch InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev will pay $6 million to settle SEC charges “it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and chilled a whistleblower who reported the misconduct,” the SEC said. The SEC’s announcement came on National Drink Beer Day. Whether the timing of the announcement was a coincidence was not immediately clear. At issue, according to […]

Dawn Wright-Olivares Of Zeek Rewards Sentenced To 7.5 Years In Federal Prison

Dawn Wright-Olivares Of Zeek Rewards Sentenced To 7.5 Years In Federal Prison

BULLETIN: Dawn Wright-Olivares, the former COO of Zeek Rewards, has been sentenced to seven and one-half years in federal prison. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr. of the Western District of North Carolina. The office of U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose prosecuted Wright-Olivares for investment- and tax-fraud conspiracy. Daniel Olivares, […]

Zeek Receiver Has $104K Judgment Against TrafficMonsoon Pitchman Now Pushing TrafficPowerline

Zeek Receiver Has $104K Judgment Against TrafficMonsoon Pitchman Now Pushing TrafficPowerline

On Oct. 14, 2015, the federal court clerk for the Western District of North Carolina signed a judgment of $104,743.55 against Adrian John Hibbert of Sully, United Kingdom. The judgment was in favor of Zeek Rewards’ receiver Kenneth D. Bell, records show. Bell had sued Hibbert and other U.K. residents in March 2015 for return […]

DEVELOPING STORY: Possible Traffic Monsoon Data Breach

DEVELOPING STORY: Possible Traffic Monsoon Data Breach

DEVELOPING STORY: During its routine reporting today, the PP Blog observed information that strongly suggests a data breach occurred at Traffic Monsoon or within a sponsor’s organization — possibly in the summer of 2015. The SEC, which charged Traffic Monsoon and alleged operator Charles David Scoville of Utah last month with running a massive, cross-border […]

SEC Declines Comment On Whether It Contacted Traffic Monsoon Pitchman Sunil Patel About Saturday Rally In England

SEC Declines Comment On Whether It Contacted Traffic Monsoon Pitchman Sunil Patel About Saturday Rally In England

Traffic Monsoon pitchman Sunil Patel has promised “security” at a “Revolution Day” rally Saturday in the area of Brighton Beach/Brighton Pier in England to advocate for the alleged Ponzi scheme. In a video post today on Facebook, Patel claimed the SEC has contacted him about the event. The SEC this afternoon declined to comment on […]

Private Attorneys Now Investigating Traffic Monsoon

Private Attorneys Now Investigating Traffic Monsoon

UPDATED 1:15 P.M. EDT U.S.A. It has happened in previous cases involving alleged violations of federal securities laws, and now it’s happening with Traffic Monsoon. “The Peiffer Rosca Wolf law firm is investigating Traffic Monsoon, LLC and Charles Scoville’s alleged Ponzi scheme on behalf of investors – whom Traffic Monsoon called ‘members,’” the firm said […]