January 28, 2016

January 21, 2015

The SEC announced fraud charged and an asset freeze against Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based investment advisory firm Elm Tree Investment Advisors LLC, and its founder and manager Frederic Elm, in a scheme that raised more than $17M since November 2013.  According to the SEC, Elm and his company misled investors and used most of the money raised to make Ponzi-like payments to the investors while treating the funds as a “personal piggy bank,” to purchase a $1.75M home, luxury automobiles, and jewelry, and to cover daily living expenses.  SEC

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