Saturday, 26 July 2014
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Mar 2 2012 | 5:16am ET
A pair of hedge fund fraudsters was sentenced to a combined 17 years and three months in prison for ripping clients off to the tune of more than $30 million.
A federal judge in Atlanta sent Thomas Repke up the river for a decade and James Jeffrey for more than seven years. Both men were also ordered to serve five years of supervised release there after and were hit with $29.7 million in restitution.
According to prosecutors, Repke’s and Jeffery’s Coadum Capital ripped off more than 100 investors. The two allegedly promised 5% month return, but actually stole more than $20 million of the money raised, transferring it to accounts in Switzerland and Malta, rather than investing it in hedge funds allegedly run by a Malta-based trader. According to prosecutors, only a fraction of the almost $40 million raised by Coadum was left by the end of 2007.
Coadum also made Ponzi scheme payments, authorities say.
Both Repke and Jeffery pleaded guilty last year.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…