Tom Petters

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‘American Greed’ Producing Episode On Trevor Cook Ponzi Fraud; Seniors, People Of Faith Fleeced By Cook And His Pitchmen

'American Greed' Producing Episode On Trevor Cook Ponzi Fraud; Seniors, People Of Faith Fleeced By Cook And His Pitchmen

CNBC’s “American Greed” will be in Minneapolis today to begin filming an episode on the massive Trevor Cook Ponzi scheme that was targeted at senior citizens and conservative Christians and rendered some victims penniless, a source told the PP Blog. Cook’s scheme gathered about $194 million. It collapsed in 2009. Money that potentially could go […]

Prosecution Asks Court To Impose Life Sentence On Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, Pitchman For Trevor Cook Ponzi Scheme; Beckman Says He Should Serve 364 Days And Then Become A Professional Speaker

Prosecution Asks Court To Impose Life Sentence On Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, Pitchman For Trevor Cook Ponzi Scheme; Beckman Says He Should Serve 364 Days And Then Become A Professional Speaker

“The nature and circumstances of this offense and Mr. Beckman’s history and characteristics, viewed together, cry out for a life sentence. With respect to Mr. Beckman, nothing less than a liberty-ending sentence would reflect the seriousness of this offense, promote respect for the law and provide just punishment. But perhaps most importantly, Mr. Beckman must […]

Georgia Fraud Case Had ASD-Like Elements; Woman Sentenced To 60 Years For Scheme; Cynthia O’Tyson Was Recidivist Offender; TV Camera Captures Sentencing

Georgia Fraud Case Had ASD-Like Elements; Woman Sentenced To 60 Years For Scheme; Cynthia O’Tyson Was Recidivist Offender; TV Camera Captures Sentencing

A Georgia woman with a history of stealing and being placed on probation after serving short stints in custody now has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Cynthia O’Tyson’s sentencing was captured in Superior Court by WRDW-TV, the CBS affiliate in Augusta. The station led its 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts yesterday with […]

KABOOM! Florida — Again: Palm Beach Operators, Firms Charged With Running Scheme-Within-Scheme In Tom Petters’ Ponzi; More Than $1 Billion Plowed Into Rathole, SEC Says

KABOOM! Florida -- Again: Palm Beach Operators, Firms Charged With Running Scheme-Within-Scheme In Tom Petters' Ponzi; More Than $1 Billion Plowed Into Rathole, SEC Says

EDITOR’S NOTE: The SEC has been particularly active in Florida in recent weeks. Now, the agency once again has gone to federal court to allege a spectacular fraud involving people and companies in the Sunshine State. This one involves more than $1 billion and is linked to the Tom Petters’ Ponzi case in Minnesota. Two […]

BULLETIN: Ponzi Swindler And Racketeer Scott Rothstein Sentenced To 50 Years In Federal Prison For $1.2 Billion Scam; Schemer Forged Judges’ Signatures, Threatened Reporter

BULLETIN: Ponzi Swindler And Racketeer Scott Rothstein Sentenced To 50 Years In Federal Prison For $1.2 Billion Scam; Schemer Forged Judges' Signatures, Threatened Reporter

BULLETIN: Scott Rothstein, the disbarred Florida lawyer who sold interests in nonexistent legal settlements, forged the signatures of federal judges on court documents to hoodwink investors and keep money flowing to his $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme and threatened to sue a reporter asking tough questions, has been sentenced to 50 years in federal prison. Rothstein, […]

NEWS/UPDATES: Feds Say $900 Million Nevin Shapiro Ponzi ‘Perfect Example Of Greed Run Amok’; Colorado Charges Bela Geczy, Michael Kass With Racketeering In Fraud Case

NEWS/UPDATES: Feds Say $900 Million Nevin Shapiro Ponzi 'Perfect Example Of Greed Run Amok'; Colorado Charges Bela Geczy, Michael Kass With Racketeering In Fraud Case

The acts of Nevin Shapiro — a Florida man arrested in New Jersey yesterday on charges of orchestrating a $900 million Ponzi scheme — represent a “perfect example of greed run amok,” an FBI agent said. Separately, a grand jury in Colorado has charged two men under the state’s organized-crime statute with operating an $18 […]

Another Fraud Case In Minnesota: Renee Marie Brown Accused By SEC Of Starting ‘Sham’ Investment Fund Known As ‘X’

Another Fraud Case In Minnesota: Renee Marie Brown Accused By SEC Of Starting 'Sham' Investment Fund Known As 'X'

UPDATED 7:52 A.M. EDT (April 13, U.S.A.) On the very day Tom Petters was sentenced in Minnesota to 50 years in prison for operating a colossal Ponzi scheme, a federal judge froze the assets of Renee Marie Brown after the SEC accused her of ripping off clients by persuading them to invest in a mysterious […]

Prosecutors Ask Judge For Order To Disqualify INetGlobal Attorney, Saying They May Wish To Cross-Examine Him As Witness In Ponzi Case

Prosecutors Ask Judge For Order To Disqualify INetGlobal Attorney, Saying They May Wish To Cross-Examine Him As Witness In Ponzi Case

UPDATED 11:31 A.M. EDT (U.S.A.) Federal prosecutors have filed a motion to disqualify attorney Mark Kallenbach as counsel for INetGlobal and related companies, claiming that Kallenbach is attempting to be both a witness in the case and a lawyer for multiple clients involved in a Ponzi scheme, wire fraud and money-laundering probe. Kallenbach, prosecutors said, […]

KA-BOOM! SEC Files Emergency Action In Alleged Richard Elkinson ‘Uniform’ Ponzi Scheme; U.S. Attorney General Warns Fraudsters, ‘You Are Writing Your Ticket To Jail’

KA-BOOM! SEC Files Emergency Action In Alleged Richard Elkinson 'Uniform' Ponzi Scheme; U.S. Attorney General Warns Fraudsters, 'You Are Writing Your Ticket To Jail'

Ka-boom! A federal judge has frozen the assets of alleged Ponzi schemer Richard Elkinson, accused of fleecing investors in Massachusetts by telling them he brokered deals for government uniforms and uniforms worn by Olympic athletes. Meanwhile, the attorney general of the United States ventured to Florida today and gave a dramatic speech at the Forum […]

Ponzi Suspect to Judge, ‘Jail Me’; Judge To Ponzi Suspect, ‘OK’; Minnesota’s Gerard Frank Cellette Jr. Booked Into Hennepin County Jail On 36 Felony Counts

Ponzi Suspect to Judge, 'Jail Me'; Judge To Ponzi Suspect, 'OK'; Minnesota's Gerard Frank Cellette Jr. Booked Into Hennepin County Jail On 36 Felony Counts

Gerard Frank Cellette Jr. was implicated by prosecutors in an alleged $53 million Ponzi scheme in Minnesota last month. Cellette, 44, of Andover, Minn., asked a judge to jail him yesterday — and the judge granted his wish. Cellette now is Inmate No. 2009034708 in the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Jail. He was charged Nov. 5 […]

BULLETIN: Tom Petters Guilty On All 20 Counts In $3.65 Billion Ponzi Scheme Case In Minnesota

BULLETIN: Minnesota businessman Tom Petters has been found guilty by a Minnesota jury. UPDATED 6:03 P.M. ET (U.S.A.) Jury deliberations encompassed 32 hours over all or parts of five days. Petters blamed the fraud on subordinates, but the jury did not buy into his explanation that he had been inattentive to business since the stabbing […]