Michigan Hedge Fund Frauds Fined $3.1M

Feb 11 2008 | 9:29am ET

In sickness, health and hedge fund fraud: A husband-and-wife pair has been ordered to pay more than $3 million for allegedly defrauding investors in their hedge fund.

A federal judge in Michigan has ordered Ty and Monette Klotz to pay $1.8 million in restitution and $1.3 million penalties. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission accused the couple of running a Ponzi scheme, promising investors in its Aurifex Commodities Research and Aurifex Research funds 20% monthly returns.

In fact, according to the CFTC, the Klotzes used the more than $2 million raised from 352 investors to pay other investors, as well as to fund some high living. Investor money was allegedly used to pay for his-and-hers Rolex watches, home renovations, medical treatments and cars.


In Depth

Steinbrugge: Will Hedge Funds Help or Hurt During the Next Market Correction?

Sep 7 2016 | 11:55pm ET

Most investors have become accustomed to quick rebounds when markets correct, but...

Lifestyle

Quattrex Sports AG Debuts Soccer-Focused UCITS Fund

Sep 9 2016 | 9:54pm ET

Innovative alternative investment company Quattrex Sports has unveiled a new UCITS...

Guest Contributor

Malik: The Ever-Changing Middle Market and The Entering Class of 2016

Sep 2 2016 | 5:01pm ET

Deal sourcing and origination is only going to get more competitive given current...