Keep them private investors going. They hide fraud , they sell fraud , and the SEC and others look away.. Kudos to the FBI for taking a stand. Now start looking into the private hedge funds. They buy notes from the banks that the banks can't unload, but fraud is fraud and hiding it might work for awhile, but sooner or later the FEDS will come knocking..
DB Structured Products
Many more and new ones starting up everyday. How long is our government gonna keep allowing this abuse to continue to hurt the people of this country?
And the banks acting as trustees - US Bank, Deutsche Bank ( of course you knew that one was coming) Wells fargo, Chase. ( did you actually think they would lose on these deals , they wrote these fraudulent loans).
Are you listening our elected officials?
Ponzi Scheme Allegedly Defrauds Investors of $50 Million
The FBI claims that Barkany induced at least five investors to wire transfer large sums of money which was supposed to be used to purchase real estate in Manhattan, Queens, Bronx and Atlantic City.
In the complaint, one of the victims from this scheme said Barkany told the investors that the sellers of these properties would only close on the real estate sales contracts after the defendant had located a purchaser who would be willing to buy that asset from him at a higher price. Based off of this statement, Barkany assured the investors that the real estate deals would be “risk free.”
“Barkany’s victims sought the security of investing in real estate. Instead, they were taken for millions by the defendant’s lies and deception,” said Loretta E. Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Meanwhile, the complaint says the real estate deals never happened. As part of Barkany’s Ponzi scheme, he diverted some of the funds he received to pay investors whom he had earlier defrauded. The defendant also lost some of the funds in gambling and otherwise used the money for his own benefit.
“As alleged, Barkany promised a get-rich-quick investment scheme that really had potential to enrich only him,” said George Venizelos, assistant director in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New York field office. “There were no investment properties, just a house of cards built on a foundation of lies. There may be no truly risk-free investments, but investors are entitled to honesty.”
If convicted, the defendant faces a maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment.