New Class Action Targets National Fraudulent Healthcare Insurance Scheme

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Victims of the Simple Health Insurance Scam MIAMI June 12, 2019 — As health insurance fraud penetrates America’s healthcare industry to target vulnerable consumers, Miami-based law firm Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman (LKLSG) and Atlanta-based The Doss Firm filed a class action complaint against Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ), Inc. and Health Plan Intermediaries Holdings, LLC (HPIH) for their role in…

Investors Need to be Careful About Who Has Custody of Their Money

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently filed fraud charges against a Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based investment advisor and related funds in the federal district court for the Southern District of Florida. The SEC’s complaint names Frederic Elm (formerly known as Frederic Elmaleh), his unregistered advisory firm Elm Tree Investment Advisors LLC, and three funds: Elm Tree…

Unregistered Investments Are Almost Always Unsuitable, and Are Often Fraudulent

Private placements are investments that have not been registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The lack of registration is either unlawful, or lawful due to an exemption from registration under the securities laws. Private placement investments are always high-risk investments that are complex, not transparent, and illiquid (cannot be readily sold) –…

J. P. Morgan Chase Avoids Criminal Prosecution for Hosting Madoff Fraud

Banking giant J. P. Morgan Chase has reached a deal with federal prosecutors to avoid criminal prosecution for its role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme. According to the prosecutors, J. P. Morgan, which had custody of Madoff accounts, witnessed suspicious money transfers, too-good-to-be-true investment returns, unverifiable trading activity, and the use of a one-man…

Professional Athlete Wealth Management Group Allegedly Involved in Discount Firm’s Fraudulent Sales Case

On April 12, 2013, we posted a blog entitled FINRA Charges Discount Firm with Fraudulent Sales, which detailed FINRA’s complaint against Success Trade Securities Inc, an online discount firm, and its CEO, Fuad Ahmed alleging fraudulent sales of promissory notes. New details are emerging in this case. Yahoo! Sports reports that many of Success Trade…

FINRA Bars Florida Broker for Unsuitable Recommendations to 31 NFL Players

On March 7, 2013, FINRA barred Lighthouse Point, Florida broker dealer Jeffrey Brett Rubin from the securities industry for making unsuitable recommendations to his client. Rubin recommended to his customer, an NFL Player, to invest in illiquid, high-risk securities issued in connection with a now-bankrupt casino in Alabama. As a result, the customer lost approximately…

Former Life-Settlement Executives Sentenced to 10-Years in Prison for Ponzi Scheme

Howard G. Judah and Gergory F. Jablonski, former executives at National Life Settlements LLC, were each sentenced to 10 years in prison for their parts in a $30 million investment scheme that utilized insurance agents to sell products. In 2009, the Texas Securities Board uncovered their securities fraud and selling of unregistered securities. They have…