Marc Dreier Update: Amended Indictment Raises Amount of Alleged Fraud to $700 Million, Adds Money Laundering Charge

Prosecutors in the Marc Dreier case filed an amended indictment on Tuesday that alleges that Dreier defrauded investors out of approximately $700 million, not $400 million as previously alleged.  The WSJ reports that the indictment, originally brought in January 2009, alleges conspiracy and fraud charges for the sale of fictitious promissory notes to hedge funds to 13 different hedge funds and three individuals.

The amended indictment also alleges a new count against Dreier for money laundering, charging that from 2004 to 2008 he deposited funds from his note sales into accounts held by his former law firm, Dreier LLP.

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Read the Amended Indictment (via WSJ)