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Category Archives: Ponzi Schemes

SEC Charges Florida Real Estate Company, Two Executives in $170 Million Ponzi Scheme Case

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On February 18th, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced emergency legal action against a Florida real estate investment company and two of its lead executives. Specifically, the agency named: EquiAlt LLC, a Tampa, FL based real estate company; Brian Davidson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO); and Barry M. Rybicki, the Managing Director…. Read More »

SEC Charges Businessman and his Company in Massive Ponzi Scheme Case—He Falsely Claimed to Have Offices in Florida

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On January 14th, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it obtained an emergency asset freeze in an alleged $75 million investment fraud case. The agency believes that an Illinois-based businessman named Kenneth D. Courtright, III operated a Ponzi scheme through his company, Todays Growth Consultant Inc. In total, more than 500… Read More »

SEC Halts Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scheme in South Florida

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On November 19th, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it obtained an emergency restraining order and asset freeze in order to stop a $6 million Ponzi scheme in Palm Beach County, Florida. According to the agency, the Ponzi scheme was operated by: Neil Burkholz of Palm Beach County, FL; Frank Bianco,… Read More »

Executive Who Owned and Operated $1.3 Billion Florida Ponzi Scheme Sentenced to More than Two Decades in Prison

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Earlier this year, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida indicted Robert H. Shapiro and two other men on investment fraud charges. Mr. Shapiro—the owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Woodbridge Group—was accused of operating a $1.3 billion Ponzi scheme in Florida. In total, more than 8,000 investors,… Read More »

SEC: Florida Investor Lost $9.5 Million in $100 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

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On August 27th, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced investment fraud charges against Brenda Smith and her fund Broad Reach Capital, LP. Among other things, the SEC’s complaint alleges that Ms. Smith — who took in more than $105 million from investors — was doing little more than operating a Ponzi scheme. … Read More »

SEC Charges Two Former Woodbridge Directors With Investment Fraud

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On April 11th, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed investment fraud charges against two former Woodbridge directors — Ivan Acevedo and Dane R. Roseman. In addition to facing charges from the SEC, both men are also facing criminal charges for their role in perpetuating the company’s massive Ponzi scheme. In a legal… Read More »

Federal Court in Florida: Woodbridge Ponzi Scheme Operators Liable for $1 Billion in Damages

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As reported by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a federal judge from the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida has entered judgements against the Woodbridge Group, 281 related companies and entities, and several individuals, including Robert H. Shapiro, the former owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Woodbridge… Read More »

SEC Shuts Down $100 Million Ponzi Scheme; Florida Man Charged

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On June 19th, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that enforcement officials were shutting down a $102 million Ponzi scheme. Several former FINRA advisors were implicated in the charges. According to the SEC, more than 600 investors throughout the United States were defrauded in this Ponzi scheme. Six men have been charged… Read More »

SEC Shuts Down $85 Million Ponzi Schemes; Investors Were Falsely Informed Land Was Being Purchased in Florida

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On May 1st, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it had recently shut down an $85 million Ponzi scheme that had ties to the state of Florida. In a legal complaint that was unsealed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, the SEC alleges that Arthur Lamar… Read More »

Florida Executive Pleads Guilty to Orchestrating $150 Million Investment Fraud Scheme

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On April 19th, 2018, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Antonio Carlos de Godoy Buzaneli, an executive from Coral Gables, Florida, has pleaded guilty to investment fraud charges related to his role in a $150 million investment fraud scheme. According to court documents, Mr. Buzaneli and several co-conspirators carried out the… Read More »

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