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September 18, 2017

Posted  September 18, 2017

Two men have been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco on charges related to an investment fund scheme. G. Steven Burrill is charged with wire fraud, investment adviser fraud, and tax evasion in connection with an alleged scheme to siphon money from an investment fund. Marc Howard Berger is charged with aiding and assisting in the preparation of tax returns in which Burrill failed to report income he received from the scheme. According to the 34-count indictment, Burrill was the owner and CEO of Burrill & Company (B&C) and a number of related entities. Through the entities, Burrill allegedly managed investment funds, including Burrill Life Sciences Capital Fund III, L.P. (the “Fund”), an investment fund focused on the life sciences industry. The Fund was comprised of total committed capital of approximately $283 million, most of which, according to the indictment, was committed by limited partners. The indictment alleges that Burrill induced limited partners to contribute capital to the Fund with false and misleading letters. In addition, the indictment alleges Burrill caused the Fund to transfer millions of dollars in management fees to companies he controlled; the money was in excess of the management fees that were due and allowable under the agreements that governed the Fund. DOJ

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