Mantford Hawkins and David Bell, 4D Circle LLC– Fraudulent Real Estate Investment Scheme

Mantford C. Hawkins and David E. Bell, the CEO and COO of 4D Circle LLC, Respectively, Allegedly Obtained at Least $9 Million from 50 Investors in Seven U.S. States and Canada

Mantford Hawkins and David Bell, of Fort Worth and the CEO and COO of 4D Circle LLC, respectively, allegedly raised at least $9 Million from 50 investors in seven U.S. states and Canada, according to an SEC Complaint currently under review by attorneys Alan Rosca and James Booker.

Peiffer Rosca Wolf securities practice lawyers are investigating investment recovery options on behalf of investors in issues related to Mantford Hawkins and David Bell’s alleged real estate investment fraud.

Investors who believe they may have lost money in activity related to Mantford Hawkins and David Bell’s alleged real estate investment fraud are encouraged to contact attorneys Alan Rosca or James Booker with any useful information or for a free, no obligation discussion about their options.

4D allegedly made claims of being “a wealth creation company” which mostly focused on acquiring apartment and office buildings and then would supposedly apply proprietary technology and managerial practices to generate “greater profitability [with] less risk” for investors, said SEC Complaint notes.

4D’s company’s website and written offering materials also allegedly made elaborations on the aforementioned claims by asserting that investors could earn returns of 30% within a 9-month time frame, and that investments were purportedly “bonded”, the Complaint states.

What is more, 4D’s company’s website and written offering materials also allegedly claimed that investor funds were protected through the use of escrow accounts and third-party oversight which included “case studies” of particular properties the company had acquired, which supposedly showed the profitability of its model, the Complaint reports.

Furthermore, 4D’s company’s website and written offering materials also allegedly included “case studies” of particular properties the company had acquired, which purported to demonstrate the profitability of its model, the Complaint notes.

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf securities lawyers are currently investigating Mantford Hawkins and David Bell’s alleged real estate investment fraud.

Mantford C. Hawkins and David E. Bell Allegedly Produced False Content for Their Web Site and Offering Materials; 4D was allegedly not Making Sufficient Revenue to Support Returns to Investors

The aforementioned claims in the representations and case studies were allegedly false and said properties 4D had acquired were not generating anywhere near sufficient revenue to support the returns promised to investors, according to the aforementioned SEC Complaint currently under review by attorneys Alan Rosca and James Booker.

Hawkins and Bell allegedly held knowledge that the properties they had acquired were not producing nearly enough sufficient revenue to support the returns promised to investors, the Complaint states.

The so-called “bond” which supposedly supported the investments was inadequate to cover the returns promised to investors and, in reality, did not apply to most of the properties 4D Circle had acquired, the Complaint reports.

The Complaint seeks preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, disgorgement of ill-gotten gains with prejudgment interest, and civil penalties in addition to seeking the asset freeze and receivership.

Securities Lawyers Investigating

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf securities lawyers often represent investors who lose money as a result of investment fraud and are currently investigating Mantford Hawkins and David Bell’s alleged real estate investment fraud. They take most cases of this type on a contingency fee basis and advance the case costs, and only get paid for their fees and costs out of money they recover for their clients.

Investors who believe they lost money as a result of Mantford Hawkins and David Bell’s alleged real estate investment fraud may contact the securities lawyers at Peiffer Rosca Wolf, Alan Rosca or James Booker, for a free no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options, at 888-998-0520 or via e-mail at arosca@prwlegal.com or jbooker@prwlegal.com.

Alan Rosca (1163 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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