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Ponzi scheme

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2 NC Men Face About 5 Years Each For Ponzi Schemes

Two Charlotte men will spend about five years each in federal prison after running separate Ponzi investment schemes that prosecutors say collected a total of more than $6 million.

CBS Charlotte–01/18/2013

The SEC is filing charges against a North Carolina man who they allege has been running a $600 million Ponzi scheme. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

SEC Filing Charges Against NC Man’s $600M Ponzi Scheme

Federal securities regulators have filed fraud charges and an emergency order to freeze the assets of a North Carolina company officials say operated a $600 million Ponzi scheme that is on the verge of collapse.

08/17/2012

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NC Man Gets 50 Years In Ponzi Scheme

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An Ashe County man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in a Ponzi scheme that prosecutors say had more than 400 victims.

CBS Charlotte–05/24/2012

File photo of money. Almost $19 million has been awarded to thousands of investors, who were victimized by a Ponzi scheme in South Carolina. (credit: ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Almost $20 Million Awarded To Victims Of ‘Hebrew Boys’ Ponzi Scheme

About $19 million in 3,800 restitution checks was distributed to victims of the $82 million Ponzi scheme operated by the “Three Hebrew Boys.”

05/18/2012