Article: He promised to turn dirt into gold. He got millions of dollars — and prison time

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He promised to turn dirt into gold. He got millions of dollars — and prison time

Amanda Jackson, CNN, 26 April 2021

(CNN) — A Utah man promised investors his business could turn dirt into gold and swindled millions of dollars from them over several years, according to federal officials. Now, he has been sentenced to prison for his role in an $8 million telemarketing fraud scheme.

Marc Tager, 55, is the latest defendant to be sentenced in the scam that started in 2014, according to the Department of Justice. On April 14, he was sentenced to 43 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, money laundering and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Continue reading “Article: He promised to turn dirt into gold. He got millions of dollars — and prison time”

Article: ‘Black Edge’ Recounts The Biggest Insider-Trading Scandal In History

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‘Black Edge’ Recounts The Biggest Insider-Trading Scandal In History

Fresh Air, 07 February 2017

Sheelah Kolhatkar discusses the investigation of billionaire hedge-fund trader Steven A. Cohen. She says the ways Wall Street elites accumulate wealth often negatively affect the rest of the country. Continue reading “Article: ‘Black Edge’ Recounts The Biggest Insider-Trading Scandal In History”