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Married Couple Sentenced To Jail For Stealing $6.5 Million Through A Fictitious Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – An Oklahoma husband and wife were handed prison sentences yesterday for stealing over $6.5 million from six victims who thought they were investing in a hedge fund. Linda Livolsi was sentenced to 45 months (3.75 years) in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay approximately $6.1 million in restitution. [...]

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Hedge Fund Advisor BlackRock Settles With SEC For $12 Million

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – BlackRock Advisors LLC has agreed to settle SEC charges of failing to disclose a conflict of interest among its ranks and will pay a $12 million penalty. The hedge fund advisor will also hire an independent compliance consultant to conduct an internal review. BlackRock reported $70.4 billion of long-term net inflows [...]

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Couple Charged With Stealing $147 Million From Customers

After four weeks of trial, a federal jury in New York, returned guilty verdicts against Diane Kaylor and Jason Keryc, former employees of fictitious hedge fund Agape World, Inc. (Agape), on charges of securities fraud, conspiracy, mail fraud, and wire fraud. As a result of the investment Ponzi scheme, approximately 3,800 investors sustained actual losses [...]

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Hedge Fund Crime Ring Uncovered, A Dozen Criminals Brought to Justice

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Nearly a dozen fraudsters who conspired to operate the $40 million Black Diamond hedge fund Ponzi scheme will be spending plenty of time behind bars after a joint effort by the FBI, the Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of North Carolina. Among those now [...]

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Hedge Fund Manager Sentenced To 5 Years For Scamming Veterans, Retirees, Hurricane Katrina Victims

A Louisiana hedge fund manager has been sentenced to sixty months’ imprisonment as a result of a mail fraud scheme in which he defrauded investors out of millions of dollars, the DOJ reports. Zachary Holdman was also sentenced to serve two years of supervised release following his release from imprisonment and ordered to pay the [...]

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FBI Raids Company With Link To Wolf Of Wall Street’s Danny Porush

FBI agents have raided a Florida medical device company run by Daniel M. Porush, who’s character inspired that of  Donnie Azoff, in the movie Wolf Of Wall Street. An FBI spokesman said the agency is conducting “law enforcement activity in the vicinity.” Reporters saw dozens of FBI agents, the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud, and local police around the [...]

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Former Citadel Employee Arrested for Theft of Hedge Fund Trade Secrets

- A young science engineer whippersnapper, Yihau Pu, also known as “Ben” has been sentenced to three years in federal prison, the Chicago Tribune reports. The prosecution said he “meticulously planned and brazenly executed” the theft of sensitive trade secrets from two former employers of a trading firm in New Jersey and Citadel, LLC, a Chicago-based hedge fund [...]

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FBI Allege $311 Million Global Hedge Fund Fraud Scheme

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Two business associates in the hedge fund management industry have been charged by the FBI with defrauding institutional investors and causing collective losses of more than $311 million. Helmut Kiener is charged by indictment with four counts of wire fraud, two counts of bank fraud, and three counts of money laundering, [...]

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Barclays Capital Pays $15 Million For Compliance Failures After Acquiring Lehman’s Advisory Business

Barclays Capital has agreed to pay a $15 million penalty and to undertake remedial measures after being charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with failing to maintain an adequate internal compliance system to ensure the firm did not run afoul of any federal securities laws after its wealth management business in the U.S. acquired [...]

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Senate: Hedge Funds Used “Basket Options” To Dodge Taxes

Over a dozen hedge funds are accused of misusing a complex financial structure to claim billions of dollars in unjustified tax savings and to avoid leverage limits that protect the financial system from risky debt, a Senate Subcommittee investigation has found. “These banks and hedge funds used dubious structured financial products in a giant game of [...]

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