Saturday, 28 November 2015
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Jul 27 2010 | 11:27am ET
Florida stockbroker Laurence Isaacson has been convicted of conspiracy for his role in the Lancer Group hedge fund fraud.
A Miami federal jury found Isaacson guilty last week. According to prosecutors, Isaacson held a financial interest in several of shell companies used by the Lancer funds to inflate their value. Victims of the fraud lost more than $200 million.
Lancer bought large quantities of restricted shares in the shell companies. The hedge fund would then buy more shares on the open market, artificially driving up the price in a scheme that ran from 1999 through 2003.
Isaacson faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on Oct. 21.
Five people were charged in the Lancer fraud. Lancer fund manager Eric Hauser and shell company owner Milton Barbarosh have already pleaded guilty.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…