Article: Assets recovered from Tom Petters Ponzi scheme reach $722 million

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Assets recovered from Tom Petters Ponzi scheme reach $722 million

Dana Thiede, 15 June 2021

MINNEAPOLIS — A bankruptcy trustee’s search to recover assets linked to one of the largest financial crimes in Minnesota’s history has netted $722 million.

Doug Kelley says his work to collect assets from Tom Petters’ $1.9 billion Ponzi scheme is nearly done, 13 years after the search began.

Petters, now 63, was indicted in 2008 on multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy for operating a scheme which spanned 26 countries, including the the Cayman Islands, Germany and Switzerland. Continue reading “Article: Assets recovered from Tom Petters Ponzi scheme reach $722 million”

Article: Money returned to victims of nearly $2 billion Ponzi scheme totals $722 million

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Money returned to victims of nearly $2 billion Ponzi scheme totals $722 million

MARY DIVINE, 15 June 2021

Doug Kelley has been working since 2008 to help organizations and individuals who lost billions in the Twin Cities businessman Tom Petters’ Ponzi scheme, the biggest financial crime in Minnesota history.

The bankruptcy trustee’s search to collect assets linked to Petters’ $1.925 billion scheme spanned 26 countries, including the Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the British Virgin Islands.

Now, after 13 years, he says his work is almost done. Continue reading “Article: Money returned to victims of nearly $2 billion Ponzi scheme totals $722 million”

Article: SEC Brings Fraud Charges Against Another Hedge Fund

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SEC Brings Fraud Charges Against Another Hedge Fund

Stephen Taub, 25 October 2010

Another day, another hedge fund accused of wrong-doing by regulators.

The Securities and Exchange Commission Monday charged hedge fund manager Stephen M. Hicks and his investment advisory businesses with defrauding investors in funds managed by Southridge Capital Management LLC and Southridge Advisors LLC by overvaluing the largest position held by the funds. The SEC also alleges that Ridgefield, Ct.-based Hicks “made material misrepresentations” and misused investor money to pay legal and administrative expenses of other funds managed by Hicks and Southridge. Continue reading “Article: SEC Brings Fraud Charges Against Another Hedge Fund”