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  • Local Iranian-American convicted of defrauding former NBA, NFL exec in Ponzi scheme

    By Jared Sichel

    May 30, 2014 | 1:46 pm

    Shervin Neman, the Los Angeles man arrested last year after allegedly targeting Iranian Jews and other investors in a Ponzi scheme, was found guilty on May 16 of defrauding two people out of a total of $3 million — one of the victims being a former NBA and NFL executive, according...

  • SEC charges L.A. Jewish leaders in alleged variable annuities scheme

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 18, 2014 | 3:39 am

    Since the 1990s, Rabbi Harold Ten has been helping gravely ill Jews and their families navigate the health care system. Ten is the president of Bikur Cholim, a nonprofit that can get patients kosher meals in their hospital rooms or provide them with free loans of medical equipment....

  • SEC hits L.A. Jewish leaders in alleged variable annuities scheme

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 17, 2014 | 8:47 am

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on March 13 that it had taken enforcement actions against participants in what it called a scheme designed to profit off of the deaths of terminally ill patients. Among those charged by the SEC are four leaders from Los...

  • Friedman, Karatz Criminal Charges Rock L.A. Philanthropic Community

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 11, 2009 | 6:38 pm

    On March 4, Bruce Friedman, a Sherman Oaks-based mortgage banker, was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with orchestrating a $216 million real estate investment fraud.

    The news came as yet another big blow to Los Angeles’ philanthropic community, as...

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  • Picking the Perfect Financial Planner

    By Russell Wild

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Pablo Picasso once quipped, "I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money." And wouldn't we all? To have money, and all the wondrous things that money can provide, without the hassles and headaches of tending to that money --it would seem almost, er, surreal. Yet if anyone could...

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