Tax-Evading Fraudster Pleads Guilty In Hedge Fund Scam

Nov 10 2010 | 4:06am ET

A Connecticut hedge fund fraudster faces up to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to defrauding investors of $2 million.

Carlos Garcia lied about almost everything at his Paramount Equity Partners. He sent his 10 or more victims phony account statements and other documents and made Ponzi scheme-payments to some investors. He spent much of the rest of the money he raised to pay personal expenses.

Among the false documents he sent to investors between 2002 and 2009 were dummied Internal Revenue Service forms, leading victims to pay taxes on returns that never existed, prosecutors say. The move was especially ironic, because prosecutors say Garcia himself didn't both to pay taxes from 2005 through 2008.

Garcia pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion. He is set to be sentenced on Jan. 25, and will be liable for up to $4 million in fines as well as restitution and tax resolution orders.


In Depth

Fundraising for Mid-Sized PE Funds: Should You Use a Registered B/D?

Dec 6 2016 | 7:18pm ET

When does a fund sponsor need to use a registered broker/dealer when raising capital...

Lifestyle

Trump Attends 'Villains and Heroes' Costume Party Dressed As...Himself

Dec 5 2016 | 11:16pm ET

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a "Villains and Heroes" costume party...

Guest Contributor

A Hard Look At Your ‘Soft’ Hedge Fund Marketing Information

Dec 8 2016 | 9:03pm ET

Conventional wisdom holds that due diligence examines quantitative as well as qualitative...

 

From the current issue of

Since the inception of Modern Trader, a core editorial theme has centered on the wisdom and power of crowds. Editorial emphasis has focused on companies and projects engaged in the collection and analysis of information. 

AVAILABLE NOW at BARNES & NOBLE

NEWSTAND LOCATOR