Monday, 4 May 2015
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Feb 8 2012 | 12:58pm ET
A fake Atlanta hedge fund manager was sentenced to more than eight years in prison for ripping off investors to the tune of $8.8 million.
Charles Vaughn ran a $10 million Ponzi scheme, raising some $10 million from at least 25 investors for his CM Vaughn "hedge fund." Vaughn promised monthly returns of 2% to 3.5% in the scam, which ran from July 2004 through March 2008. In addition to the Ponzi-style payments, Vaughn skimmed investor capital for to pay his own personal expenses.
Vaughn also sent out phony account statements and promised that investors' capital would be insured as to prevent them from falling below a given backstop.
Vaughn, who pleaded guilty to fraud in October, was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison and three years' supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $8.8 million in restitution.
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…