La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié un communiqué de presse dans lequel elle annonce la condamnation du Texan Christopher Daley et de sa société, TC Credit Service, LLC, de fraude et détournement d'un monatnt de 1,4 million de dollars.
Le Tribunal fédéral a ordonné le gel immédiat de l'ensemble des avoirs de l'accusé.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced the filing of an anti-fraud enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, charging Christopher D. Daley (Daley) of Houston, Texas, and his firm, TC Credit Service, LLC (TCCS) (doing business as Del-Mair Group, LLC) with operating a commodity pool scheme that fraudulently solicited and accepted approximately $1.4 million from the public. Daley was owner and sole employee of TCCS, and none of the defendants has ever been registered with the CFTC.
On June 19, 2012, a day after the CFTC filed its complaint, the Honorable Judge Lynn N. Hughes, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, issued an emergency order under seal, freezing the defendants’ assets and prohibiting the destruction of books and records.
The CFTC complaint alleges that from at least January 2010 and continuing through at least November 2011, Daley and TCCS fraudulently solicited and accepted at least $1,427,688 from at least 55 members of the public to participate in a commodity pool to trade crude oil futures contracts. TCCS did not at any time during this period maintain any commodity accounts in its name, and Daley’s personal trading accounts sustained consistent net losses each month, according to the complaint. Daley, however, allegedly used only a portion of pool participants’ funds to trade futures contracts, while misappropriating the rest of the funds. Daley used at least $100,000 of pool participants’ funds to pay for personal expenses, such as rent and personal loan payments, and transferred approximately $195,000 of pool participant’s funds to his own personal bank accounts, according to the complaint.
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