Trevor Cook

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OUR ANSWER: ‘Nuts!’ PP Blog Receives Threat That ‘Authorities’ Will Move Against It If It Doesn’t Remove Content About Profitable Sunrise Figure Nanci Jo Frazer And Others; Email Claims FBI ‘Fully Aware Of All Your Consistent Attempts’ To Harm Frazer Group

OUR ANSWER: 'Nuts!' PP Blog Receives Threat That 'Authorities' Will Move Against It If It Doesn't Remove Content About Profitable Sunrise Figure Nanci Jo Frazer And Others; Email Claims FBI 'Fully Aware Of All Your Consistent Attempts' To Harm Frazer Group

“No!” Make that “Hell no!” — or, as Gen. Anthony McAuliffe once famously scribbled at the prompting of Gen. Harry W.O. Kinnard during the Battle of the Bulge, after soldiers for the Nazi Third Reich demanded surrender: “Nuts!” At 12:11 a.m. ET today, the PP Blog inexplicably received five duplicate emails from an IP in […]

BULLETIN: Pat Kiley, Trevor Cook Ponzi Pitchman, Sentenced To 20 Years in Federal Prison

BULLETIN: Pat Kiley, Trevor Cook Ponzi Pitchman, Sentenced To 20 Years in Federal Prison

BULLETIN: Patrick Kiley, a radio host and conspiracy theorist who warned of “massive, massive chaos” and became a pitchman for the $194 million Trevor Cook Forex Ponzi scheme in Minnesota, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. Kiley, 75, now becomes the fifth person sentenced to a long prison term in the epic […]

RECOMMENDED VIEWING: ‘American Greed’ To Air Story On Trevor Cook Ponzi Scheme Tonight

“Talk Radio Takedown” from CNBC’s “American Greed” program is expected to air at 10 p.m. EDT today, after a National Hockey League playoff game concludes. Visit the CNBC site. Watch the teaser (part of which features the taped voice of one of Cook’s radio pitchmen and chief bloviators) . . . The Cook/Kiley Forex fraud […]

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Alarming New Allegations Surface In Cook/Kiley Scheme; Receiver Accuses Associated Bank Of Aiding And Abetting Massive Ponzi Amid Allegations That Mysterious Jordanian Trader Linked To Fraud Has ‘Disappeared’

URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: Alarming New Allegations Surface In Cook/Kiley Scheme; Receiver Accuses Associated Bank Of Aiding And Abetting Massive Ponzi Amid Allegations That Mysterious Jordanian Trader Linked To Fraud Has 'Disappeared'

UPDATED 9:56 A.M. ET (JAN. 30, U.S.A.) In a heavily redacted complaint, the court-appointed receiver in the Trevor Cook Ponzi scheme has accused Associated Bank of Green Bay, Wisc., of aiding and abetting the massive caper that has led to jail sentences for Cook and multiple Cook pitchmen. Associated Bank also operates branches in Minnesota, […]

‘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 […]

STAR TRIBUNE: Ponzi Pitchman Bo Beckman Sentenced To 30 Years; Judge Scolds Trevor Cook’s Key Rainmaker For Wordplay

STAR TRIBUNE: Ponzi Pitchman Bo Beckman Sentenced To 30 Years; Judge Scolds Trevor Cook's Key Rainmaker For Wordplay

UPDATED 7:52 A.M. ET (U.S.A.) The Star Tribune of Minneapolis/St. Paul is reporting that Jason Bo-Alan Beckman has been sentenced to 30 years in the $194 million Trevor Cook Ponzi scheme and that the sentencing judge scolded Beckman for using the English language as a weapon against investors he harmed. Beckman was Cook’s key rainmaker […]

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 […]

William J. Wise, International ‘Mastermind’ Of $129.5 Million Ponzi Fraud Involving CDs, Pleads Guilty To 18 Felonies; Top U.S. Attorney Says Federal Prosecutors ‘Around The Country’ Have Identified ‘Unprecedented Rise’ In Investment Fraud Schemes With ‘Staggering Losses’

William J. Wise, International 'Mastermind' Of $129.5 Million Ponzi Fraud Involving CDs, Pleads Guilty To 18 Felonies; Top U.S. Attorney Says Federal Prosecutors 'Around The Country' Have Identified 'Unprecedented Rise' In Investment Fraud Schemes With 'Staggering Losses'

“The fraudsters prey upon vulnerable victims, do not respect local or even state boundaries, and often loot the victims’ life savings.” — Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, Sept. 13, 2012 It featured confidence-boosting names: Millennium Bank, United Trust of Switzerland and Sterling Bank and Trust. But it was a cross-border […]

Zeek Fallout Almost Too Strange To Contemplate

Zeek Fallout Almost Too Strange To Contemplate

For starters, Zeek affiliates being approached by upline sponsors and email/website appeals to send in money “to defend Zeek Rewards and all of our independent businesses as per our legal rights of due process” might want to read this July 25 PP Blog post. It’s about how wordplay was used to sanitize HYIP scams. For […]

DEVELOPING STORY: CFTC Seeks Asset Freeze Amid Allegations Of Fraud Against Russell R. Wasendorf Sr. Of Peregrine Financial Group Inc.; Wasendorf Reportedly Attempted To Kill Himself Yesterday; Trevor Cook Ponzi Victims At Risk Of Getting Fleeced Twice

DEVELOPING STORY: CFTC Seeks Asset Freeze Amid Allegations Of Fraud Against Russell R. Wasendorf Sr. Of Peregrine Financial Group Inc.; Wasendorf Reportedly Attempted To Kill Himself Yesterday; Trevor Cook Ponzi Victims At Risk Of Getting Fleeced Twice

EDITOR’S NOTE: The PP Blog first became aware of reports about the suicide bid of Russell R. Wasendorf Sr. last night, after being contacted by a reader who was defrauded in the Trevor Cook Ponzi scheme. Wasendorf apparently sought to take his own life on the sparkling Cedar Falls, Iowa, property of Peregrine Financial Group […]

RECOMMENDED READING: [BULLETINS]: 3 Trevor Cook Ponzi Scheme Pitchmen Found Guilty

RECOMMENDED READING: [BULLETINS]: 3 Trevor Cook Ponzi Scheme Pitchmen Found Guilty

The Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press are reporting that Trevor Cook Ponzi scheme pitchmen Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, Pat Kiley and Gerald Durand have been found guilty in federal court in Minnesota. Read breaking coverage at the Star Tribune. Read breaking coverage at the Pioneer Press. The PP Blog will have more on the verdicts […]