• What a Securities Fraud Attorney Can Do for You

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    Securities fraud is a complicated business. This crime is sometimes referred to as investment fraud or stock fraud. In a nutshell, when someone tries to trick an unsuspecting investor into buying or selling stock using fake information. The result is often that the investor loses a lot of money. This is not just wrong but it is against the law. There are a lot of cases of securities fraud in the United States. There were at least 1,639 cases of securities and commodities fraud that were pending in 2014, according to securities fraud attorneys.

    The most famous cases in recent memory was of Bernie Madoff. He is said to have been running the largest Ponzi scheme in history. Prior to that he was seen as running one of the most successful investment firms around. He was even chairman of the NASDA Continue Reading

  • Investment Fraud and Bernie Madoff’s Long Shadow

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    If you’re like most people, when you hear the words “securities fraud” or “estate litigation,” your eyes glaze over. The average American isn’t generally concerned with the insider lingo of financial investment, or investment law.

    On the other hand, most people recognize the name Bernie Madoff. Madoff was once a hugely successful investment manager and served as the chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange. That is, he was thought to be wildly successful until December of 2008, when he was arrested for running the largest known Ponzi scheme to date and losing his customers close to $20 billion dollars.

    Ponzi schemes are a form of complex investment fraud in which an extremely high rate of return on investment is achieved not through investment, but by paying returns Continue Reading