Încă se mai poate şi la ei, în ciuda unui SEC tot mai prezent în piaţă! Trei asset-manageri americani puşi sub acuzare pentru o fraudă de 230 de milioane de dolari.
SEC Charges Three Executives With Conducting $230 Million Investment Scheme at Ohio-Based Company
Washington, D.C., March 16, 2011 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three senior executives at Akron, Ohio-based Fair Finance Company with orchestrating a $230 million fraudulent scheme involving at least 5,200 investors – many of them elderly.
The SEC alleges that after purchasing Fair Finance Company, chief executive officer Timothy S. Durham, chairman James F. Cochran, and chief financial officer Rick D. Snow deceived investors while selling them interest-bearing certificates. Fair Finance had previously operated for decades as a privately-held consumer finance company. But under the guise of loans, Durham and Cochran schemed to divert investor proceeds to themselves and others as well as struggling and unprofitable entities that they controlled. Durham and Cochran further misused investor funds to buy classic cars and other luxury items to enhance their own lavish lifestyles.