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SEC Obtains Emergency Relief against Robert Helms and Janniece Kaelin in Alleged Ponzi Scheme

SEC v. Robert A. Helms, et al., Case No. 1:13-cv-01036-LY (W.D. Tex.).  On December 6, 2013, the SEC announced it obtained an asset freeze and other emergency relief in an alleged Ponzi scheme.  According to the SEC, Robert A. Helms … Continue reading

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SEC Obtains Emergency Relief Against Christopher A.T. Pedras to Stop Ponzi Scheme

SEC v. Christopher A.T. Pedras, et al., Case No. CV 13-07932 DMG JCGx (C.D. Cal.)  On November 4, 2013, the SEC announced it obtained an emergency asset freeze against Christopher A.T. Pedras who allegedly deceived investors into believing they were … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Yin Nan Wang and Wendy Ko in Real Estate Scheme and Obtains Emergency Asset Freeze

SEC v. Yin Nan “Michael” Wang, Wendy Ko, et al., Case No. CV 13-07553 JAK CSSx (C.D. Cal.)  On November 1, 2013, the SEC announced it obtained an emergency asset freeze against Yin Nan (Michael) Wang, Wendy Ko and some … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Michael Enea with Operating a Ponzi Scheme

SEC v. Michael R. Enea, Case No. 2:13-cv-01151 (E.D. Wis.).  On October 11, 2013, the SEC announced fraud charges against Michael R. Enea.  According to the SEC, Enea ran a Ponzi scheme from 2006 to 2013 in which he sold … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Jenny Coplan in Affinity Fraud and Ponzi Scheme

SEC v. Jenny E. Coplan, Case No. 1:13-cv-62127 (S.D. Fla.).  On September 30, 2013, the SEC announced charges against Jenny E. Coplan for allegedly conducting a Ponzi scheme and affinity fraud that targeted the Colombian-American community.  According to the SEC, … Continue reading

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SEC Charges 10 Brokers in Connection with the McGinn Smith Ponzi Scheme

In the Matter of Donald J. Anthony, Jr. et al., Admin Proc. No. 3-15514.  On September 23, 2013, the SEC announced charges against 10 former brokers for their roles in a $125 million investment scheme.  In 2010, the SEC filed … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Frank Spinosa and TD Bank for their Role in Rothstein Ponzi Scheme

SEC v. Frank Spinosa,  Case No. 0:13-cv-62066 (S.D. Fla.); In the Matter of TD Bank, N.A., Admin Proc. No. 3-15512.  On September 23, 2013, the SEC announced fraud charges against TD Bank and former executive Frank Spinosa for their roles in … Continue reading

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SEC Defendant Indicted in $30 Million Ponzi Scheme

SEC v. Creative Capital Consortium, LLC, et al., Case No. 08-81565-CIV-HURLEY.  On September 10, 2013, the SEC announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida filed a 40-count indictment against George Louis Theodule.

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SEC Obtains Emergency Asset Freeze against Steven Heinz

SEC v. Steven B. Heinz, et al., Case No. 2:13-cv-00753 (D. Utah).  On August 8, 2013, the SEC announced it obtained a temporary restraining order and emergency asset freeze against Steven B. Heinz and his company S.B. Heinz and Associates, … Continue reading

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SEC Charges Robert Hurd and His Company in Investment Scheme Touting Alzheimer’s Treatment

SEC v. Robert Hurd, Your Best Memories International Inc. and Kenneth Gross, Case No. 13-CV-04464-RGK (JCGx) (C.D. Cal.).  On June 21, 2013, the SEC announced it filed charges against Your Best Memories International Inc. and its president, Robert Hurd for fraud.  … Continue reading

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