SEC Lawsuit Alleges Pennsylvania Man Engineered $100 Million Ponzi Scheme

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") initiated a civil enforcement action against a Pennsylvania man for his role in funneling at least $30 million in investor funds into a $100 million foreign currency Ponzi scheme. Emanuel L. Sarris, and his company, Sarris Financial...

Federal Judge Sanctions TD Bank, Greenberg Traurig for 'Simply Incredible' Discovery Errors

A Florida federal court judge imposed sanctions against TD Bank and its law firm, Greenberg Traurig, for "willfully" hindering and obfuscating the production of evidence that painted a much more culpable role of TD Bank in Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme. The order by United...

Lawsuit: Antigua Acted As 'Blood Brother' In Assisting Massive Ponzi Scheme

"Stanford received land transfers with government assistance [in return], operated Antigua's airport, built the national library, sponsored the country's cricket tournament, and improperly 'loaned' the government tens of millions of dollars of the CD investors' money for innumerable...

Bernie Madoff Investors' Lawsuit Against SEC Tossed By Federal Appeals Court

Despite the 'regrettable inaction' by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in failing to detect Bernard Madoff's historic $65 billion Ponzi scheme, a federal appeals court ruled that those victimized by Madoff's fraud could not hold the SEC accountable for negligence...

Defendants In Ponzi Scheme To Defraud Investment Clubs To Pay $55 Million

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - (Mealey's) A federal judge in Florida on April 24 signed consent orders in which defendants agreed to pay nearly $55 million to end a suit in which the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) alleged that they orchestrated a $28 million Ponzi scheme to defraud investment...