Wednesday, 1 April 2015
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May 7 2007 | 10:16am ET
It’s the futures version of Bonnie & Clyde: Husband and wife team Monica and Brian Main of Valencia, Calif., allegedly posed as trading advisors and fleeced investors out of $3 million, according to the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
Between April 2001 and April 2005, the Mains allegedly solicited and pushed their commodity-trading advice, services and software through a number of companies they controlled. The brazen duo posed as successful trading advisors and duped more than 1,200 investors out of $3 million.
According to the CFTC, Monica Main claimed to have become a millionaire from trading commodities using her trading system, when, in fact, she lost money trading. What’s more, the CFTC says her tainted history includes filing for bankruptcy in March 2003 and previously being convicted of criminal fraud.
The couple was ordered to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties and their companies $12.5 million in disgorgement and civil monetary penalties.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…