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# another ponzi scheme?

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26 Jan 2009, 21:11

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28 Jan 2009, 07:40
More details from the NYT:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/busin ... zi.html?hp

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According to federal regulators who have accused him of operating a Ponzi scheme, Mr. Theodule bilked thousands of investors of modest means, like Mr. Roseme, out of \$23 million in all, and put \$4 million in his own pocket. This money helped pay for two luxury vehicles for Mr. Theodule, a wedding, a lavish house in Georgia and a recent trip to Zurich that federal authorities are now investigating. The fate of the other \$19 million is still unknown.

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Investors in Idaho say they lost \$100 million in a scheme that promised 25 percent to 40 percent annual returns.

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In Philadelphia, a failed computer salesman tried his hand at trading nonexistent futures contracts for 80 investors and surrendered to federal authorities this month after losing \$50 million.

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A Ponzi scheme in Atlanta that promised investor returns of 20 percent every month through something called “30-day currency trading contracts” was shut down this month after losing \$25 million.

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NYT: Hard Times Bring Mini-Madoffs to Light   [#permalink] 28 Jan 2009, 07:40
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