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Man Accused In Ponzi Scheme Sentenced To Prison

A Bay County judge sentenced Joel Wilson on Friday to concurrent terms of 105 months to 20 years and five terms of 80 months to 10 yea

CBS Detroit–04/27/2015


Man Ordered To Trial In $8.5 Million Ponzi Scheme

A Bay County judge has ordered a 32-year-old man to stand trial on accusations that he ran a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors of $8.5 million.

CBS Detroit–10/06/2014

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Man Found Guilty In $46 Million Ponzi Scheme

An insurance salesman has been convicted in a $46 million scheme involving more than 800 families and unsophisticated elderly investors.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2014

Judge OKs Plea Deal In $50M Ponzi Scheme

A judge has accepted a new plea deal from a Detroit-area financial manager who helped the government prosecute his partner in a real estate scheme that ended with nearly $50 million in losses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/18/2014

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Detroit Piston Says Fellow UConn Alum Conned Him

A former NBA player best known for his 1990 tournament buzzer-beater for Connecticut is on trial in Trenton, N.J., on federal charges of wire fraud.

97.1 The Ticket–09/18/2013

Winans Scion Fails To Get Fraud Sentence Delayed

A judge won’t extend the deadline for Michael Winans Jr. to report to federal prison for financial fraud.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2013

Man Ordered To Pay $4.4M In Ponzi Probe

A judge has barred a Detroit-area money manager from the investment industry and ordered him to pay more than $4 million.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2013

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Men Plead In $9 Million Ponzi Scheme That Targeted Elderly

Two West Michigan men accused of defrauding investors in a $9 million Ponzi scheme have pleaded no contest to racketeering charges.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2013

Winans Family Member Charged With Ponzi Scheme

A member of the Winans gospel-music family has been charged with fraud after authorities uncovered a scam involving more than $8 million and bogus oil bonds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2012


West Bloomfield Man Pleads Guilty In Ponzi Scheme

A 68-year-old West Bloomfield man has pleaded guilty to conducting a Ponzi scheme that targeted senior citizens.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2012