Colorado Man Arrested For Investment Scheme

Posted on November 16th, 2016 at 9:34 AM
Colorado Man Arrested For Investment Scheme

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

Gary Snisky of Longmont, Colorado, has been arrested on charges of mail fraud and money laundering during a scheme to defraud investors.  Snisky, with the help of an informational technology worker at his firm by the name of Richard Greeott, operated a Colorado company called Colony Capital, LLC (“Colony Capital”) and later Arete, LLC (“Arete”), which purported to be a private equity firm offering investment opportunities in bonds, futures trading, and other offerings. Greeott was also charged and pled guilty on October 7, 2013 of mail fraud and money laundering.

The fraud commenced in July of 2011 with the sale of Ginnie Mae bonds. Snisky received $4,000,000 from investors who thought the money would be invested in the Ginnie Mae bond program, but instead of delivering on his promise, he used the money for his own benefit.

In addition, Snisky asked Greeott to develop an algorithm for a trading system in the futures market.  Even though Snisky knew that Greeott was still developing the algorithm and it was not a finished product, he falsely led investors to believe that it was being utilized by Colony Capital and Arete when it was in fact not being used at all. Moreover, Snisky also told investors that the algorithm was profitable in the futures market, which attracted more investments. Snisky defrauded investors of $300,000 because instead investing in the futures market using the algorithm, he used his clients’ investments for his own benefit. 

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