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Former Lawyers For Man Who Once Claimed He Was Sexually Abused By Hollywood Executives Apologize To Accused

A spokesperson for Ancier released a statement that said the apology was accompanied by an undisclosed monetary payment but acknowledged it was “in the seven figures.”


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L.A. Clergyman Sentenced For Ponzi Scheme

A Los Angeles clergyman who ran a Ponzi scheme that cost investors $4.6 million has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.


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Pastor At Chatsworth Church Gets 10 Years In Prison For $7M Ponzi Scheme

A pastor at a Chatsworth church, who pleaded guilty to bilking more than 82 people out of nearly $7 million, has been sentenced to more than 10 years in federal prison.


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Calif. Men Arrested In Alleged $110M Finance Fraud

A U.S. attorney’s statement says that 66-year-old Michael Stewart of Phoenix and 63-year-old John Packard of Long Beach were arrested Wednesday.


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Riverside Man Sentenced For Real Estate Ponzi Scheme

A Riverside man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for bilking victims across three states of millions in a real estate Ponzi scheme.


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Man Accused Of Milking $17M From Investors In OC’s Largest-Ever Ponzi Scheme Surrenders

Adam Boskovich, of Laguna Niguel, has surrendered on a warrant to face charges of cheating 80 Orange County investors out of millions of dollars.

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Insurance Agents Accused Of $1.3M Ponzi Scheme Targeting Senior Latino Investors

Two licensed insurance agents will appear in court Friday on charges they ran a $1.3 million Ponzi scheme targeting Latino investors, many of them senior citizens.


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Christian Concert Promoter Sentenced For $1M Ponzi Scheme

The concert promoter of events featuring Christian rock bands was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison for a wire fraud scheme that bilked nearly $1 million from investors.



Fugitive Suspected In Large-Scale Ponzi Scheme Due In Court

A man who had been a fugitive for more than five years after being indicted for allegedly running a “large-scale Ponzi scheme” is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/18/2011

OC Man Convicted Of Scamming Dozens Out Of $2.8M

An Orange County man has been convicted of scamming dozens of elderly people out of about $2.8 million dollars.


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Chatsworth Man Pleads Guilty In Ponzi Case

A Chatsworth man pleaded guilty Tuesday to scamming nearly $13.5 million from his friends and family members who thought they were financing a wholesale business that distributed NASCAR merchandise.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/06/2011

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LA Sheriff: PTA Moms Cheated Investors Out Of $14M

Three former elementary school PTA members have been arrested and charged with running an alleged Ponzi scheme in Southern California that defrauded more than 40 people out of millions.


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Tobey Maguire: No Wrongdoing In Hollywood Poker Matches

Tobey Maguire didn’t just win $300,000 from a man convicted of running a Ponzi scheme — the actor’s attorney notes he also lost $168,500 to the convicted con man.


Irvine Man Confesses To Cheating 34 People Out Of More Than $4M

A veteran real estate broker and former Irvine planning commissioner has agreed to plead guilty to interstate wire fraud in federal court, admitting he cheated 34 people out of more than $4 million.


National Lampoon CEO Arrested For Alleged Ponzi Scheme

The head of National Lampoon Inc. was arrested Wednesday in West Hollywood in an alleged Ponzi scheme involving about $200 million.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/16/2011