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A Columbia Falls woman who stole $1.5 million from 28 different investors in an elaborate Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to Montana women's prison.

Different concerned citizens and also financial institutions had already warned against membership in such Ponzi schemes because they are nothing but a fraud. 'How to invest in mmm' was ... But this again did not diminish the popularity of MMM, and in ...
Glaucus concluded that TFS, despite actually owning some land and plantations of its own, had all the hallmarks of other collapsed management investment schemes such Great Southern and Timbercorp, that had left Australian investors owed more than ...
Hong Kong's Securities and Futures Commission has obtained a court order to freeze about HK$2.66 million (US$340000) in the bank accounts of Heriberto C.
Short-seller Glaucus Research has taken aim at Australian sandalwood grower Quintis, alleging that the company faces bankruptcy and the stock is worthless.

A Rhode Island advisor who pleaded guilty in August to orchestrating a $21 million Ponzi scheme is heading to prison for seven years, the Providence Journal reports.
Siskey took his own life in December, days after court filings gave the first public indication that he was under investigation for fraud allegations. An FBI affidavit unsealed in January alleged he was operating a Ponzi scheme and that more than 100 ...
NNNNigeria is it a Ponzi scheme? You saw it on the social media and apparently have thought about joining NNN Nigeria. Is it worth it?
Patrick Churchville, the owner and president of ClearPath wealth management in Providence, R.I., has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for a ...
Also, the Federal government of Nigeria's owned Internet Registration Association (NIRA), said it has mapped out strategies to deal with issues of internet abuses by various forms of Ponzi schemes such as MMM, Twinkers and Ultimate Circles, amongst ...
Indeed, since one of the hallmarks of a Ponzi scheme is the payment of older investors with the funds from new investors, it naturally pits the early investors against the newer investors.
The issue, although now partly resolved, has sparked concerns from vice-chancellors in other institutions in Nigeria who fear their own students may be tempted by similar schemes. In the case of MMM, it emerged that the scheme networked with student ...
Ponzi schemes usually target individuals who have limited investing knowledge. Losses can extend into the billions; the estimated size of fraud of Bernie Madoff's investment scandal is $64.8 billion. In Singapore, it was reported in the news that a ...
Faraday Future is more of an automotive marketing company than it is an automaker. The company has been making unsubstantiated promises and ignoring its fiscal woes without giving much assurance that it will ever bring a production car - or assembly ...
A federal judge sentenced an ex-wirehouse adviser to seven years in prison for orchestrating a $21 million dollar Ponzi scheme which ensnared more than 100 clients, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Rhode Island. Patrick Churchville, 48, had ...
Over 20 Ponzi schemes have sprung up after MMM, some have crashed and others are at the brink of crashing. But trust some Nigerians, they will never learn their lesson.

A federal agency is investigating the owner of the bankrupt Melrose Resort on Daufuskie Island for possible connections to an alleged "Ponzi-like scheme" that may have cost investors more than $20 million, court documents show. Last year, U.S ...
"The issue of multi-level marketing schemes is a global problem; however, these are now gaining traction in India owing to a lack of governing guidelines and the rapid rise in the value of [...] crypto-currency," a report quotes local industry body ...
Ethereum has been linked to a pyramid scheme, according to Chinese exchange Yunbi. A very serious allegation that warrants a further ... According to an official statement, the company has uncovered a correlation between the recent Ethereum price surge ...
A Barrington man was sentenced to seven years in federal prison after duping approximately 115 investors out of millions of dollars.
Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has brought into its net another suspected Ponzi scheme operator from West Bengal.
An El Paso-based businessman Wednesday was sentenced to more than 19 years in federal prison in a multimillion dollar pyramid scheme, officials said.
The agency's pension fund was bilked out of $4.3 million in a 2014 "Ponzi-style" scheme tied to a sketchy bond deal that cheated the issuer - the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe - as well as unwitting investors like Birmingham.
One of the leaders of a Ponzi scheme that involved a fictitious cryptocurrency has been ordered to pay $74m in fines. The judgment comes more than a year and a half after the SEC raided the offices of a company called US Fine Investment arts Inc (USFIA ...
Chris Young Yoo, a former investment adviser in Bellevue, was charged Monday by the U.S. Attorney's Office with wire fraud and making false statements related to his operation of Summit Asset strategies and related companies.
The Federal Court has moved to shut down companies behind a controversial Pilbara property investment scheme marketed by veteran spruiker Jamie McIntyre.
BELLEVUE, WA - A local hedge fund manager who allegedly ran a Ponzi scheme may soon enter a guilty plea, according to a new report.
Shreveport businessman David deBerardinis ran what amounted to a Ponzi scheme that, instead of investing in energy trades, put his investors' money into a Peter-to-Paul scheme where no trades were made and new investor money was used to pay old ... to ...
"To claim that one is strenghtening national security while at the same time cutting the budget for front-line national security departments is nothing but a Ponzi scheme, one certain to fail and at great cost to the American people," Cardin wrote in ...
Cardin is asking the Senate Budget Committee to reverse the cuts.
PLANO (AP) - Federal Prosecutors say twin 52-year-old brothers from Dallas County have been sentenced to four years each in federal prison and have been ordered to pay nearly $1.9 million in restitution for operating a Ponzi scheme. Authorities say ...
... for operating a Ponzi scheme. Authorities say investors lost more than $2.1 million in the scheme run by Roger Harvey Wagner, of Grand Prairie, and Rodney Lee Wagner, of Cedar Hill.
Joe Meli is feeling the pressure this week after his mother Anna Meli was named as a co-defendant in a high-profile probe by federal authorities investigating an alleged Ponzi scheme to defraud investors of tens of millions of dollars. Authorities ...
The 59-year-old Castellano had pleaded guilty in September to mail fraud and money laundering and had been free on a $250,000 bond.
He will face sentencing, which could total 93 years, on May 1 for his role in what prosecutors are calling a Ponzi scheme, the Miami Herald reported.
Juliana Soto, 27, and Edwin Morales, 32, who work in public schools in Puerto Rico, with their son, Lorenzo. The couple are concerned that their pensions will not be reliable when they are old enough to benefit from them.
But some investors are suing SEI, a multibillion-dollar international firm that handled the Stanford Trust's back office functions, for enabling the fraud. A federal judge certified Preis' class action suit last year. Notices to about 1,500 people who ...
... committed money laundering by unlawfully transferring financial transaction and mail fraud by sending false reports about the investments.
Shaw and his wife, Virginia, were among more than a dozen families who sued Blue Mountain consumer Discount Co., alleging a Ponzi scheme that robbed investors of more than $10 million. Monday was slated to mark the start of a long-awaited civil trial ...
For my entire adult life, I've been encouraged to invest in my future. You know, in a financial sense. And so I took a bunch of jobs in the arts.
In spite of the financial loss suffered by millions of Nigerians who participated in the failed Ponzi scheme, Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox, MMM, in 2016, Twinkas, ...
Abuja - In spite of the financial loss suffered by some Nigerians who participated in the failed Ponzi scheme, Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM) in 2016, Twinkas, a similar scheme is making wave among many Nigerians. Investigation by journalists in Abuja ...
In spite of the financial loss suffered by some Nigerians who participated in the failed Ponzi scheme, Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox (MMM) in 2016, Twinkas, a similar scheme is making wave among many Nigerians. Investigation by the news agency of Nigeria ...
The federal government owned Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) said it had mapped out strategies to deal with issues of Internet abuse by various forms of Ponzi schemes such as MMM, Twinkas, Ultimate Cycler and others. In a statement ...
Authorities claim George Bussanich Sr. and his family conspired with the others to steal more than $7 million through two schemes involving the sale of bogus investments, using the proceeds to buy high-end cars and other luxuries. Elie Honig, the ...
According to him, most Nigerians are being defrauded by various forms of Ponzi schemes while the fraudsters are operating under various names and platforms.
You are a private person who has no authority to ask question. Whenever there is something substantial, we will pass directions. You point out if a serious fraud has been committed. You are asking for a super agency to control all such wrongs," the ...
The Federal government's owned Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) on Friday, said it had mapped out strategies to deal with issues of internet abuses by various forms of Ponzi schemes such as the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox, MMM, Ultimate ...
Convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's former right-hand woman, Debra Villegas, says she has fond memories of her ex-boss but isn't fond of the person he ...


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