The SEC filed SEC v. Horwitz in the Central District of California on April 5, 2021, alleging that Defendant Horowitz violated federal securities laws in connection with fraudulent promissory notes issued by Horwitz’s company. Specifically, the complaint alleges violations of Sections 17(a) of the Securities Act, 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act, and 10b-5 of the Exchange Act Rules.
Trinh Ngoc Pham v. The Church for the Healthy Self, A/K/A CHS Trust, et al. is a putative class action filed in the Superior Court of California seeking damages related to a church-based investment scheme propped up by Ponzi-type payments.
Plaintiff is an individual who invested into the defendants’ church under the impression that the funds would be used to open an investment account in the plaintiff’s name.
Elghossain v. Bank of Audi, et al. was filed in the Southern District of New York on March 11, 2021, claiming that Plaintiffs were victims of a Ponzi scheme within the Lebanese banking system.
Plaintiffs are a married couple—both citizens and residents of the United States.
SEC v. George S. Blankenbaker, et al. was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana on March 31, 2021, seeking a permanent injunction enjoining the defendants from future trading, disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, and civil penalties.
Peters v. Gallun, et al. was filed in the Central District of California on February 18, 2021, claiming civil damages for violations of securities law, breach of contract, and conversion.
Plaintiff is an individual working as a movie producer in California (“Peters”).
EHC Aspen Properties, LLC v. CCUR Holdings, Inc., et al. was filed in the Superior Court of California for Orange County on March 15, 2021, asserting that the Defendants coerced Plaintiff into investing in an aircraft financing Ponzi scheme.
Plaintiff is limited liability company in California managed by Luis Serrano.
Ebury Street Capital, LLC, et al. v. McOsker, et al. was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on February 12, 2021, claiming civil damages for an alleged $3.5 million Ponzi scheme perpetrated by the defendants.
Ocean Development Partners, LLC (MA) and Ocean Development Partners (RI) v. Dmity Deych, et al. was filed in the Superior Court of Suffolk County, Massachusetts on March 11, 2021, seeking damages and equitable relief for federal statutory and state law claims related to the defendants’ purported scheme to defraud the purchasers of certain real estate.
Mar v. Mohr, et al. was filed in a California state court on February 11, 2021 as a putative class action for $170 million in civil damages against alleged co-conspirators of a retirement planning fraudster’s business. Specifically, the complaint alleges violations of California securities law, fraud and deceit, intentional misrepresentation, and negligent misrepresentation.
Atkins Investment Partnership, et al. v. EisnerAmper, LLP, et al. was filed in the Northern District of California on February 8, 2021, claiming civil damages from an auditor that allegedly aided and abetted its client’s Ponzi scheme by providing false audits.