Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Dec 17 2009 | 8:50am ET
Several hedge funds may have to give back millions of dollars made on their investments with convicted Ponzi schemer Thomas Petters.
Douglas Kelley, the court-appointed receiver for the Minnesota businessman and hedge fund manager’s companies, has sent letters to an unspecified number of hedge funds demanding the return of about $300 million in phony profits paid out by Petters over the years.
Petters was convicted earlier this month of running a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme. During the trial, it emerged that at least two hedge funds had made about $300 million apiece through his scam. One, a Minnesota hedge fund called Opportunity Finance, allegedly received between $250 million and $300 million in bogus profits, while another, Epsilon Financial Management, got $300 million.
Kelley isn’t targeting just hedge funds: The receiver has also sent letters demanding clawbacks to several nonprofits that received money from Petters, including Petters’ own philanthropic foundation.
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