Westgate Fraud Victims Get Restitution Checks

Nov 29 2011 | 9:27am ET

Victims of James Nicholson's $141 million hedge fund fraud have a little something to be thankful for in the wake of the holiday weekend.

The first restitution checks reached investors in Nicholson's Westgate Capital Management over the weekend or yesterday, the Bergen (N.J.) Record reports. The checks cut represent almost all of the $19.6 million recovered by the federal government from the Ponzi scheme, which collapsed two-and-a-half years ago.

The restituted money accounts for only about 14.5% of the money raised by Nicholson.

Nicholson's victims will likely get more money back, but not much: The U.S. Marshals Service is holding on to $25,000 as it seeks to sell a pair of properties in New Jersey owned or purchased by Nicholson. The two homes are listed for a combined total of $677,400.

Nicholson himself is serving a 40 year prison sentenced.


In Depth

Steinbrugge: Will Hedge Funds Help or Hurt During the Next Market Correction?

Sep 7 2016 | 11:55pm ET

Most investors have become accustomed to quick rebounds when markets correct, but...

Lifestyle

Quattrex Sports AG Debuts Soccer-Focused UCITS Fund

Sep 9 2016 | 9:54pm ET

Innovative alternative investment company Quattrex Sports has unveiled a new UCITS...

Guest Contributor

Malik: The Ever-Changing Middle Market and The Entering Class of 2016

Sep 2 2016 | 5:01pm ET

Deal sourcing and origination is only going to get more competitive given current...