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In a “Ponzi” scheme, the perpetrator solicits money from people as an “investment,” promising high financial returns or dividends, but uses these funds to pay existing “investors.”  In a pyramid scheme, participants attempt to earn money by recruiting new participants, rather than from the sale of goods or services.  Pyramid schemes are often disguised as multi-level marketing programs and use chain referrals.  

Bienert Katzman Littrell Williams LLP’s experience with complex state and federal financial laws, as well as its attorneys’ background as former federal prosecutors and federal public defenders, make us uniquely qualified to help out a variety of clients, including those victimized by Ponzi and pyramid schemes and those under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Trade Commission, or other federal, state, and local governmental agencies.