Normally a trustee or investors sue the banks for funds
lost in a Ponzi scheme. Banks are accused of negligently not monitoring their accounts
for fraud or, worse yet, for aiding and abetting the Ponzi scheme perpetrator's
fraud. Federal regulators...
I am often asked, "How many Ponzi schemes are there?"
This is a tough question to answer with 100% accuracy because there is no
central registry for all Ponzi scheme cases. The media certainly reports on the
big cases, and occasionally the...
Net winners in a Ponzi scheme - those who have profited -
often get sued to return the profits paid to them. Those who lost money (net
losers) usually don't get sued, unless they were not in "good faith." It is a
bankruptcy trustee or...
It's springtime, and Ponzi schemes are in full bloom. Here
is a summary of stories that were reported this month. Please feel free to post
comments about these or other Ponzi schemes that I may have missed. And please
remember that I am just relaying...
It sounds like a good idea: Insure against losses from investing
in a Ponzi scheme. Insurance policies, including homeowner's policies, can
provide coverage from losses from fraud, embezzlement or forgery. But does it
work to provide compensation...
April was a remarkably busy month for Ponzi scheme news,
especially in India. Here is a summary of stories that were reported this
month. Be sure to read the international news, because Ponzi schemes are not
just limited to the U.S. Please feel free...
The Moss Adams accounting firm was sanctioned for not
complying with a bankruptcy trustee's subpoena for documents related to Frederick Darren Berg's Meridian Mortgage
$100 million real estate investment Ponzi scheme. The court ruled that Moss...