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October 11, 2017

Posted  October 11, 2017

– The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the filing of a Complaint on October 2, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The CFTC Complaint, filed under seal, charges Defendants Scott Allensworth (d/b/a Capital Growth Group Associates and Cobra Development Group LLP), of Newhall, California; his California company E-Slate, Inc. (d/b/a Cobra Development Group LLP); Robert J. Fusco, of Henderson, Nevada; and David Weddle, of Somerset, Kentucky, with fraudulent solicitation, providing fabricated statements to pool participants, and misappropriation in connection with investments in two separate commodity pools. The Complaint also charges Defendants with registration violations. On October 3, 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Consuelo Marshall signed a Statutory Restraining Order freezing the assets of Allensworth, Fusco, and E-Slate and prohibiting the destruction of their books and records. The district court scheduled a hearing for October 17, 2017 on the CFTC’s motion seeking a preliminary injunction against Allensworth, Fusco, and E-Slate. CFTC

Tagged in: Fraud in CFTC-Regulated Markets, Misrepresentations, Regulatory Violations,