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What a Ponzi scheme is

A Ponzi scheme is a white-collar crime that involves investment fraud. This is not a crime of violence, but rather one of deceit.Investors may be convinced by either a person or group to turn over a lump sum of money in the hopes of making a large return on their...

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Man pleads guilty to securities fraud charge

A former Florida day trader pleaded guilty on Dec. 11 to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of securities fraud after admitting to playing a role in a ring to steal confidential details from investment banks. According to authorities, the...

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