Tuesday, 28 April 2015
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Jun 3 2014 | 2:33am ET
Chicago hedge fund manager Neal Goyal has been accused of ripping off his investors of more than $11 million as part of a seven-year long Ponzi scheme.
The Securities and Exchange Commission last week filed suit against the Blue Horizon Asset Management and Caldera Advisors founder, alleging that he never invested most of the $11.4 million he raised beginning in 2007. Most of the proceeds, the regulator says, went to pay for Goyal’s lavish lifestyle and to fund his wife’s children’s clothing boutique. What little money he did invest was lost, according to the SEC.
The lawsuit alleges that Goyal began making Ponzi-type payments almost immediately after launching Blue Horizon, attempting to cover his tracks with “fictitious account statements grossly overstating his performance.”
Goyal’s lawyer, Howard Rosenburg, said he “has been cooperating with the SEC since the beginning of its inquiry and he expects to continue to cooperate.”
The SEC is seeking the return of funds and fines. It won an asset freeze and injunction against Goyal last week.
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…