Court Finds Wayne Palmer Guilty in Ponzi Scheme

Ponzi SchemeThe Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) won a case involving a Ponzi scheme. According to the SEC Wayne Palmer and his company National Note of Utah. The SEC filed fraud charges against them in June 2012 in connection with the Ponzi Scheme. The Court found that Palmer promised more than 600 investors a guaranteed 12% annual return and assured them their money was completely secured and being used to make hard money loans, purchase notes, and acquire real estate. In reality, Palmer deposited investor funds in one bank account titled “investor trust account,” wired the funds to a second bank account titled “investor interest account,” and then used the funds to pay returns to other investors.

The Court ordered that Wayne Palmer pay disgorgement of $1,767,287.10 and that National Note disgorge $65,188,155.83. The Court also imposed civil penalties of $1,050,000 against Palmer and $900,000 against National Note.

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