La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié un communiqué dans lequel elle annonce la condamnation de Barki LLC pour avoir monté une chaîne de Ponzi estimée à 38 Millions $.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina entered an order of default judgment and permanent injunction against Barki, LLC of Mint Hill, N.C.
The order, entered on September 30, 2011, stems from a CFTC enforcement action filed on March 17, 2009 that charged Barki and Bruce C. Kramer (Kramer) with fraudulent solicitation and misappropriation in a $38 million leveraged foreign currency (forex) Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Kramer (see CFTC New Release 5635-09, March 18, 2009).
The court’s order imposes restitution of $19,960,649 and a civil monetary penalty of $20,944,707 on Barki and imposes permanent trading and registration bans against Barki, among other sanctions. The order also requires relief defendant Forest Glen Farm, LLC of North Carolina, a company Kramer registered to purchase his residence and a horse farm, to disgorge $1.35 million in ill-gotten gains it received as a result of Kramer’s fraudulent conduct.
In addition, the CFTC obtained a federal court consent order from the same court requiring disgorgement from relief defendant Rhonda Kramer (R. Kramer) for any customer funds she obtained through Kramer’s fraudulent conduct. The consent order, entered on September 27, 2011, recognizes that the Receiver appointed by the court in this case had collected funds from R. Kramer which satisfies her disgorgement obligations under the consent order.
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