On October 1, 2012, the Department of Justice announced that multiple agencies are holding investor fraud summits around the United States in order to educate consumers and help them protect their money. The summits are response to the huge amount of investment fraud schemes that occurred and are still occurring in the country. Since 2011, 800 defendants have been charged in 500 different federal prosecutions of investor fraud.
The first summit occurred from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in Stamford at the University of Connecticut. David Fein, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut hosted the service. He was joined by multiple other U.S. and District Attorneys and George Canellos, the Deputy Director of the SEC Division of Enforcement.
The second summit will occur on October 4, 2012 in Nashville from 8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Flynn Auditorium of the Vanderbilt University of Law School. There are numerous guest speakers including Michael Bresnick, the FFETF Executive Director.
The third summit will occur on October 9, 2012 in Walnut Creek, California from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The summit is located at the Rossmoor Retirement Community-Gateway Complex on 1001 Rain Road. Numerous guest speakers will appear, including Marc Fagel, the San Francisco SEC Regional Director.
The fourth summit will occur on October 10, 2012 in Denver from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Tivoli Building-Turnhalle Auditorium located on 900 Auraria Parkway, Suite 150. Multiple speakers will appear, including regional directors of the SEC.
The fifth summit will occur on October 11, 2012 in Beachwood, Ohio from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The summit is located at the Montefiore Senior Living Center on 1 David Myers Parkway, and multiple guest speakers will appear including the SEC’s Chicago Regional Office Director, Merri Jo Gillette.
The final summit will occur in Miami on October 12, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The summit is located at the Chapman Conference Center for the Miami Dade College. The address is 245 N.E. Fourth Street, Bldg. 3, Room 3210.
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation