Jonathan Pippin—Horse-racing Scheme

Cleveland stockbroker fraud lawyerJonathan Pippin Allegedly Defrauded Several NFL Players — including three former Cleveland Browns — with a Purported Horse-racing Scheme

Jonathan Pippin, 29 and of Logan, Ohio, allegedly defrauded several NFL players with a purported horse-racing scheme, according to Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland.

The NFL players involved allegedly included former Cleveland Browns players Chansi Stuckey and Reggie Hodges, former Browns and current Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Norwood and current San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead, according to said Documents.

Prosecutors in the case allege that Pippin used investor money to pay operating expenses and personal expenses including gambling, strip clubs and a Cadillac Escalade, U.S. District Court Documents report.

Jonathan Pippin Allegedly Defrauded Clients Out of through PJH Horse Racing Which Purportedly Solicited Investors under the Scenario that He Was Going to Purchase Ownership from a Wealthy Businessman

Jonathan Pippin allegedly defrauded NFL players through PJH Horse Racing, a company that he formed in 2011, according to Documents filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. Suspicions reportedly arose after NFL security contacted the U.S. Secret Service, Internal Revenue Service and the Northern Ohio Money Laundering Task Force.

Jonathan Pippin, in 2011 and 2012, allegedly ran his $308,805 scheme by soliciting people to invest in PJH under the auspices that he was working with a wealthy businessman and that soon he was going to purchase ownership rights from said businessman, according to Court Documents.

Jonathan Pippin, who has been charged with two counts of wire fraud and one count of money laundering, in reality had no relationship with the aforementioned businessman who was identified only as M.R. Pippin allegedly went so far as to mislead investors by creating a fake e-mail address for M.R. and would purportedly use it to communicate with investors.

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Alan Rosca (1234 Posts)

Alan is a securities lawyer. He also teaches Securities Regulation at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He focuses his legal practice on complex commercial and financial litigation and arbitration, particularly in the areas of securities and investment fraud. His office is in Cleveland, Ohio.


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