Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps
Below is a summary of the activity reported for February 2014. Please feel free to post comments about these or other Ponzi schemes that I may have missed. And please remember that I am just relaying what’s in the news, not writing or verifying it.
Barbra Alexander, 66, of California, was convicted on 28 counts relating to a $6.7 million real estate Ponzi scheme. Alexander is the former producer of the financial talk show “Money Dots.” She operated APS Funding along with Michael Swanson, 65, and Beth Pina, in which about 45 investors placed their money and were promised 12% interest in connection with hard money short term loans for real estate. Swanson and Pina have also been convicted.