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Investor Fraud Summit at Rossmoor Tuesday

Victims and U.S. attorneys will tell their stories illustrating the rise in fraud with the financial crisis.

Some legal heavyweights are coming to Rossmoor Tuesday, Oct. 9, to talk about investor fraud.

The Investor Fraud Summit is hosted by Melinda Haag, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of California.

The FBI reports that our country’s recent financial crisis has resulted in an unprecedented rise in investment fraud schemes, involving thousands of victims and staggering losses, according to a Justice Department news release. Fraud victims in attendance will tell stories of how they were taken in.

There will be four panels:

         It Happens Everywhere: Investor Fraud from a National Perspective

Moderated by Ben Wagner – United States Attorney, Eastern District of California

  • It Could Happen to You:  Stories of Recent Federal Prosecutions in California

Moderated by S. Amanda Marshall, United States Attorney, District of Oregon

  • Red Flags and Warning Signs – How to Avoid Being Victimized

Moderated by Andre Birotte, United States Attorney, Central District of California

  • In Conversation:  Victims of Investor Fraud Scheme Share Their Story

Moderated by Brian Stretch, First Assistant United States Attorney, Northern District of California.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Gateway Complex in Rossmoor, a gated retirement community.

To see the full schedule, see the piece in the Rossmoor News.

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