Tag: Guilty Verdict

Ex-financial advisor Dawn Bennett found guilty in $20M Ponzi scheme case | Financial Planning

After deliberating for under five hours Wednesday, a federal jury convicted Bennett on 17 charges, including false statements on a loan application and three kinds of fraud: securities, bank and wire. The case notably had some unusual elements for a securities fraud trial. FBI agents searching Bennett’s penthouse found evidence of voodoo-type witchcraft, specifically instructions for how to put people…

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Jury Finds Former E&Y Partner Guilty of Insider Trading

On Friday, a jury in federal court found former Ernst & Young lawyer and partner James Gansman guilty of insider trading.  Prosecutors alleged that Gansman, who ran an E&Y department that advised companies on human resources issues during mergers and acquisitions, passed information about seven forthcoming takeovers to a friend who used the details to trade securities for a profit…

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