Ponzi Scheme Operator Charged with Fraud

Posted on November 23rd, 2016 at 9:33 AM
Ponzi Scheme Operator Charged with Fraud

From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:

Carlos Maldonado, owner of Business Planning Resources International Corporation (BPRIC), and associated under the incorporation documents with Pet Card Systems, Inc., and Datavos Corporation, was arrested and charged with securities fraud and bank fraud .

From 2007 through 2012, Mr. Maldonado along with the help of others defrauded over a hundred individuals on behalf of BPRIC.  Mr. Maldonado raised over $5 million from investors by soliciting individuals throughout Puerto Rico and the lower 48 states.

According to the Department of Justice, Mr. Maldonado failed to disclose to investors that their investments were not being used as investments in companies that had legitimate business functions. Instead, Mr. Maldonado used his clients’ investments to buy and trade stocks and commodities for the benefit of the Maldonado family in order to purchase goods on luxury items. As a result of the fraud, investors’ losses exceeded $2.9 million. 

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We just wanted to say thanks for your work in helping us get back some of the money we lost. We are not by any means rich, but we have saved some money and we have done so through a tight-fisted approach to most everything we do. So losing a significant chunk of money hurt…especially at a time when everyone else was growing their accounts. We really appreciate the work you did.

Allan and Adele


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