Author Topic: Giovanni Ribisi's ex-wife arrested for ponzi scheme  (Read 2995 times)

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This appears to be an old story from October of last year that was picked up recently by OCMB, DbZ and WWP.

Southern California Couple and Mother Arrested in Alleged Ponzi Scheme



  Mariah O'Brien

A Southern California couple and their mother were arrested and have been charged with violating multiple sections of the state’s penal code and corporations code, it was announced Thursday.

Arrested were Anthony Trae Carlson, 42, Mariah Waterfall O’Brien, 40, and Arvina Joyce Carlson, 68.

“This family conspired to rip off honest investors,” Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said in a statement announcing the arrests. “Thankfully, they were apprehended before defrauding additional victims.”...

...According to California Department of Insurance investigators, between February 2005 and December 2008, all three suspects participated in an elaborate Ponzi scheme to defraud victims out of their investments.

Each suspect represented to the victims that they either owned or had invested in an insurance company involved in the bail industry which they called State Bonding California. The investigation revealed that the suspects made several misrepresentations or omissions that the company conducted business in over 44 states and produced over one billion dollars in annual revenue, according to investigators.

At least one suspect used fraudulent multimillion dollar State Bonding California dividend checks to persuade victims to invest in the bogus company. Investments were offered to victims in the form of the sale of “membership interests” in State Bonding California. The investments were supposedly guaranteed with returns ranging between 19 to 21 percent.

The suspects collected at least $2.5 million from three different couples and one individual, according to investigators.

more at http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2011/10/28/222076.htm

much more at
OCMB: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=91392
DBZ: http://www.divided-by-zero.com/showthread.php?1069-Geovani-Ribisi-Ex-wife-arrested-for-ponzi-scheme&highlight=Ribisi
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Re: Giovanni Ribisi's ex-wife arrested for ponzi scheme
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 23:18 »
This appears to be an old story from October of last year that was picked up recently by OCMB, DbZ and WWP.

Southern California Couple and Mother Arrested in Alleged Ponzi Scheme



  Mariah O'Brien

A Southern California couple and their mother were arrested and have been charged with violating multiple sections of the state’s penal code and corporations code, it was announced Thursday.

Arrested were Anthony Trae Carlson, 42, Mariah Waterfall O’Brien, 40, and Arvina Joyce Carlson, 68.

“This family conspired to rip off honest investors,” Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones said in a statement announcing the arrests. “Thankfully, they were apprehended before defrauding additional victims.”...

...According to California Department of Insurance investigators, between February 2005 and December 2008, all three suspects participated in an elaborate Ponzi scheme to defraud victims out of their investments.

Each suspect represented to the victims that they either owned or had invested in an insurance company involved in the bail industry which they called State Bonding California. The investigation revealed that the suspects made several misrepresentations or omissions that the company conducted business in over 44 states and produced over one billion dollars in annual revenue, according to investigators.

At least one suspect used fraudulent multimillion dollar State Bonding California dividend checks to persuade victims to invest in the bogus company. Investments were offered to victims in the form of the sale of “membership interests” in State Bonding California. The investments were supposedly guaranteed with returns ranging between 19 to 21 percent.

The suspects collected at least $2.5 million from three different couples and one individual, according to investigators.

more at http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2011/10/28/222076.htm

much more at
OCMB: http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=91392
DBZ: http://www.divided-by-zero.com/showthread.php?1069-Geovani-Ribisi-Ex-wife-arrested-for-ponzi-scheme&highlight=Ribisi

 Looks like business as usual. I hope the scum get what they deserve.