Fla. Hedge Fund Manager Admits Fraud

May 30 2013 | 11:07am ET

Penn State football champion turned hedge fund manager Paul Pomfret has pleaded guilty to defrauding a client.

Pomfret faces up to 20 years in prison for wire fraud. He admitted he ripped a South Carolina businessman off to the tune of $500,000, using most of the money to make Ponzi scheme payments to existing investors in his Palm Beach, Fla.-based PDP Capital Investments.

Pomfret was a member of Penn State's 1986 national championship team, playing tight end.

In Depth

Related-Company Fees: Normal Industry Practice or Conflicted Compensation?

Nov 11 2015 | 4:23pm ET

Regulatory agencies as well as investors are increasingly exploring whether certain...


Ferrari Roars in Wall Street Debut

Oct 21 2015 | 4:28pm ET

Shares of supercar maker Ferrari jumped as much as 15 percent to a high of nearly...

Guest Contributor

Private Debt - What is the Opportunity?

Nov 11 2015 | 3:28pm ET

In this contributed article, Rob Allard, founding partner of Firebreak Capital...


Editor's Note

    Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET

    One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…