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Investment Fraud — FBI

Investment fraud is an offer using false or fraudulent claims to solicit investments or loans, or providing for the purchase, use, or trade of forged or counterfeit securities.

Actived: 7 days ago

URL: https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-scams-and-crimes/investment-fraud

Investment Con Man Pleads Guilty — FBI

(5 days ago) If you are contemplating investing your hard-earned money, here are a few tips to help you do it as safely as possible: Be extremely cautious about unsolicited offers to invest.

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Hollywood Film Scheme Results in Unhappy Ending for …

(4 days ago) When victims expressed an interest in investing, they were turned over to “closers” who collected their money. Two of the company’s closers were also convicted in …

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Insider Trading — FBI

(8 days ago) Insider trading has been a continuous threat to U.S. financial markets and has robbed the investing public of some degree of trust that markets operate fairly. Through our investigations, the FBI

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Welcome to FBI.gov — FBI

(Just Now) FBI Homepage with links to news, services, stories and information of interest to the public.

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Snake Oil Salesman — FBI

(Just Now) A man who used the oil boom in the Bakken region as the backdrop for a fraudulent housing scheme was sentenced for defrauding investors of more than $2 million.

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Penny Stock Fraud Nets Millions — FBI

(4 days ago) According to the SEC, here are some tips that should help members of the investing public avoid being victimized by unscrupulous brokers and others: Consider the source. Remember that people

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Capitol Violence — FBI

(3 days ago) The FBI is seeking to identify individuals involved in the violent activities that occurred at the U.S. Capitol and surrounding areas on January 6, 2021. View photos and related information here.

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Affinity Fraud Ponzi Scheme — FBI

(Just Now) Riehl’s entire scheme is what is commonly referred to as affinity fraud, which typically involves investment scams that prey upon members of identifiable groups, such as religious or ethnic

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Autonomous Vehicles: How Will They Challenge Law

(6 days ago) In fact, many of the world’s carmakers plan to have fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) for sale by early next decade. 2 Prominent technology companies, such as Intel and Google, and transportation services, like Uber and Lyft, are investing billions of dollars in the trend toward AVs.

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Combating Money Laundering and Other Forms of Illicit

(6 days ago) Individuals and groups engaged in this activity employ typologies such as real estate investing, establishing money mule networks, exploiting financial institutions, stock or …

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FBI — Former Riverside, California Man Sentenced to 23

(9 days ago) Stark incorporated Sardaukar Holdings as an international business corporation in the British Virgin Islands to engage in the business of investing and managing clients’ financial assets.

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FBI — GSA Investing in Salt Lake City’s New Energy Future

(6 days ago) GSA Investing in Salt Lake City’s New Energy Future New FBI Field Office to Be High-Performing Green Building; Expected to Create 500 Jobs FBI Salt Lake City April 20, 2011

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FBI — Stock Promoters Indicted for Conspiracy in Stock

(5 days ago) The superseding indictment alleges that the shares were subsequently sold to the general investing public by Weinbaum, Zigdon, Curshen, and Salazar, a Sentry Global stock trader, through Sentry Global’s stock trading floor. According to court documents, the defendants concealed from the investing public the actual financial condition and

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Frauds and How to Spot Trouble — FBI

(8 days ago) Research the investment firm you are planning on investing your money with, research the individual you are planning on investing your money …

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FBI — Local Financial Advisor Sentenced to 10 Years in

(4 days ago) Instead of investing that money as promised, Vallett kept it in his company’s operating account and spent it on various personal and business expenses. In addition, in some cases, Vallett used a portion of the funds to repay older investors, giving them the false impression that the “returns” were from their investment.

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Ponzi Schemes — FBI

(4 days ago)Ponzi” schemes promise high financial returns or dividends not available through traditional investments. Instead of investing the funds of victims, however, the con artist pays “dividends

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FBI — Southern District of Florida’s Securities and

(1 days ago) Brian Gibson, 63, of Coconut Creek, FL, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the investing public by engaging in deceptive and

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FBI — Seventeen Members of a North Carolina Racketeering

(9 days ago) Rather than investing victims’ money as promised, the Enterprise diverted victims’ money to finance its mortgage fraud operations and to support its members’ lifestyles. For example, members of the Enterprise used the stolen money to purchase luxury vehicles, take lavish vacations, organize extravagant dinners and parties, and invest in

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FBI — Real Estate Investor, Disbarred Lawyer Sentenced 30

(Just Now) Real Estate Investor, Disbarred Lawyer Sentenced 30 Years for Massive Fraud Schemes. U.S. Attorney’s Office April 16, 2010. Eastern District of Virginia …

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FBI — U.S. Attorney Announces Six Prosecutions in Ongoing

(Just Now) However, instead of investing the money, Brady converted it to his own personal use. In an effort to cover up this scheme, Brady would, at times, prepare fraudulent account statements and mail

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FBI — David H. Brooks, Founder and Former Chief Executive

(6 days ago) Brooks fancied himself a master of the sport of kings. In reality, he was a selfish man who looted his company, defrauded his investors, lied to the SEC and the investing public, and sought to profit through insider trading right before the collapse of his house of cards. And he demonstrated time and time again that he believes he is above the law.

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Former CEO of Newport News Investment Firm Convicted

(9 days ago) Former CEO of Newport News Investment Firm Convicted of Fraud. U.S. Attorney’s Office May 06, 2013. Eastern District of Virginia (757) 441-6331. NEWPORT NEWS, VA—Jeffrey A. Martinovich, 46, of

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FBI — Quadwealth Founder Guilty in Multi-Million-Dollar

(4 days ago) Quadwealth Founder Guilty in Multi-Million-Dollar Investment Fraud Scheme. U.S. Attorney’s Office October 13, 2011. Eastern District of Texas (409) 839-2538. PLANO, TX—A 41-year-old Dallas man has pleaded guilty for his role in a multi-million-dollar real estate fraud scheme in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M

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Improving Motivation and Productivity of Police Officers — LEB

(3 days ago) Enhancing the motivation and productivity of police officers is a difficult, yet achievable, objective. When administrators, supervisors, and officers are educated about the many ways this can be achieved, they consistently can work together for the common goal. Chief Fortenbery can be reached at [email protected]

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FBI — Investment Adviser and Real Estate Developer Charged

(2 days ago) Between November 2005 and April 2010, Malarz and Lin fraudulently offered and sold investments in promissory notes and obtained loans personally secured by …

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FBI — Two Former Top Executives of the American Italian

(7 days ago) Webster and Schmidgall each waived their right to an indictment and pleaded guilty to separate felony informations on September 15, 2008, to their role in a conspiracy to fraudulently inflate the earnings AIPC reported to the SEC and the investing public in order to conceal the true financial condition of AIPC between May 2002 and December 2004.

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FBI — Former Agape Employees Charged in Massive Ponzi

(2 days ago) Eastern District of New York (718) 254-7000. Earlier today, a 21-count superseding indictment was unsealed charging Bryan Arias, Anthony Ciccone, Diane Kaylor, Jason Keryc, and Shamika Luciano, former employees of Hauppauge-based Agape World Inc. (Agape) and Agape Merchant Advance (AMA), for their participation in a large-scale Ponzi scheme.

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FBI — Utah Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Multi-Million

(9 days ago) As CEO, Plant engaged in a scheme to defraud the investing public in connection with the purchase and sale of CyberKey stock. Plant caused CyberKey to issue numerous materially false and misleading press releases claiming that the company had received a $24.5 million purchase order from the United States Department of Homeland Security (“DHS

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FBI — Indictment Unsealed Today Regarding $11 Million

(6 days ago) The defendants directed salespersons to cold call potential investors from purchased lead lists and solicit investments using scripts touting the profitability of investing in PEP. Fronters would pass the names of those who were potentially interested to closers, who could conclude the sale.

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IBG INVESTOR QUESTIONNAIRE

(3 days ago) 8) PRIOR TO INVESTING: What specifically were you told about IBG that caused you to invest in IBG, AND by whom (If more than one person influenced you to invest please explain what each individual said that influenced you to invest)? 9) If your IBG investment(s) was related to a capital raising campaign that was portrayed as having a specific

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Perrye K. Turner Named Special Agent in Charge of

(9 days ago) Director James B. Comey has named Perrye K. Turner special agent in charge of the FBI s Houston Division. He most recently served as …

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Increasing Terrorism Preparedness of Law Enforcement

(8 days ago) Organizational culture and challenges correlate to terrorism preparedness. 5 One mechanism to improve preparedness in law enforcement agencies is to enhance the culture of operational readiness. When leaders apply change through the organization’s culture, the likelihood of positive results increases. 6 Tangible, overt, or verbally identifiable elements in an …

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FBI — Guilty Plea Brings First Conviction Resulting from

(8 days ago) Charbit pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud in connection with a scheme to defraud the investing public by manipulating the quoted share price and volume of a

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FBI — $80 Million Ponzi Scheme

(2 days ago) It sounded like a smart idea: investing in automated teller machines (ATMs) located in high-traffic retail locations around the country. The investors would recoup their money, plus an incredible 20-24 percent return, through the fees charged to the ATM customers. Seemed like a …

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Financial Crimes Report 2010-2011 — FBI

(1 days ago) The perpetrators of precious metals frauds entice individuals into investing in the commodity through false claims and high-pressure sales tactics. Oftentimes in …

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FBI — Florida Man Arrested in Connection with $8 Million

(1 days ago) Florida Man Arrested in Connection with $8 Million Investment Fraud Scheme. U.S. Attorney’s Office June 20, 2013. Southern District of New York …

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FBI — Two Chicago-Area Defendants Charged with Commodities

(5 days ago) Instead of investing the funds as he purported, Russo misappropriated the money to make speculative trades—and regularly lost money—in various commodity futures, including energy sources, precious metals, agriculture products, foreign currencies, and stock indices. After providing one investor with false information about positive returns

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FBI — U.S. Attorney Announces Regional Results of

(2 days ago) In U.S. v. Luis Felipe Perez, 10-20411-Cr-PCH, from 2006 through mid-2009, Perez solicited funds from approximately 35 individuals in exchange for promissory notes or oral loan agreements, falsely informing investors they would be investing in his New York jewelry businesses or pawn shops, and promising annual returns of 24 percent to 120

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FBI — Former Commodities Broker Sentenced to Four Years in

(1 days ago) Instead of investing the funds as he purported, Russo misappropriated the money to make speculative trades—and regularly lost money—in various commodity futures, including energy sources, precious metals, agriculture products, foreign currencies, and stock indices. After providing one investor with false information about positive returns

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FBI — Two Arizonans and Two Others Indicted for Investment

(4 days ago) The indictment alleges that the defendants deceived victims into believing they were investing their money in a cashless ATM business opportunity promoted by the defendants through MAC. Livanos was arrested without incident today in Fraser, Colorado and will make an appearance there today in federal court. Gonzalez and Hoberg received summonses

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FBI — Former Fugitive Investment Manager Luis Giro Pleads

(9 days ago) In furtherance of the fraudulent scheme, Giro falsely represented to prospective investors that investing with Giro Investments Group was “safe,” a “sure thing,” and involved “no risk.”

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Crime and Corruption Across America, 1972-1988 — FBI

(7 days ago) A night guard at the Watergate Complex was making his rounds early one Saturday morning when he came across an exit door that had been taped open. He was immediately suspicious. It …

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FBI — Bremen Man Sentenced for Investment Scheme

(4 days ago) Rather than investing the money they entrusted to him, as he had promised, he used it to buy luxury goods and land. This case should serve as a warning to potential investors: don’t believe promises that are too good to be true. And to the con artists out there like this defendant: one day, when the house of cards you are building on a

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Building a Successful Officer Wellness Program — LEB

(3 days ago) By investing in officer wellness, law enforcement agencies can improve trust and community relations. 8 Evidence shows the individual actions of police officers have the greatest impact on a community’s perception of police legitimacy. 9 SPD’s officer wellness goals connect with its emphasis on procedural justice and police legitimacy, or

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