Portus Investors Get Another $12M

Jan 3 2008 | 8:24am ET

It’s not much, but investors in a failed Canadian hedge fund are set to get a bit more of their money back. An Ontario court gave the receiver of Portus Alternative Investment Management the go-ahead to distribute C$12.5 million (US$12.6 million) to some Portus investors.

The new disbursement will bring to C$132.5 million (US$133.7 million) the amount investors have recovered from the fund, which collapsed in 2005. In total, they are estimated to have lost as much as C$800 million (US$807.5 million).

Portus co-founders Boaz Manor and Michael Mendelson were charged with fraud for their roles in the alleged scam. Mendelson pleaded guilty in November and was sentenced to two years in prison in exchange for testifying against his former partner. Manor, who spent two years on the run in Israel before his return to Canada two months ago, is set to appear in court on Jan. 21.

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