Robert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin—Ponzi Scheme

ponzi scheme attorneysRobert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin Allegedly Operated an $18 Million Oil-and-Gas Ponzi Scheme in Texas

Robert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin allegedly ran an Austin-based oil-and-gas Ponzi scheme, according to Documents from the SEC currently under review by attorneys Alan Rosca and Joe Peiffer.

Helms and Kaelin, since 2011, purportedly targeted 80 investors in an alleged $18 million Ponzi scheme for supposed purchases of oil and gas royalty interests since 2011, according to a statement by the SEC.

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf securities rights lawyers are currently investigating Robert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme, and investors are encouraged to contact the firm.

Robert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin Allegedly Only Invested Ten Percent of Proceeds, Generated Small Returns, and Used New Money to Pay Old Investors

Robert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin, through Vendetta Royalty Partners, a limited partnership, allegedly ran a Ponzi scheme wherein promising in offering documents that they would use more than 99 percent of the investment proceeds to acquire oil and gas royalty interests, according to SEC Documents presently being reviewed by attorneys Alan Rosca and Joe Peiffer

Robert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin, however, allegedly only invested ten percent of the proceeds, and the investments only generated small returns, according to SEC Documents.

Robert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin allegedly used money from newer investors, in a telltale sign of a Ponzi scheme, in order to make payments to earlier investors, and their company later defaulted after falling behind on its credit, according to SEC Documents.

Securities Lawyers Investigating

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf securities rights lawyers often represent investors who lose money as a result of alleged Ponzi schemes. They are currently investigating Robert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme and investors are encouraged to contact the firm. 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 Robert A. Helms and Janniece S. Kaelin’s alleged Ponzi scheme may contact the investment rights lawyers at Peiffer Rosca Wolf, Alan Rosca or Joe Peiffer, for a free no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options, at 888-998-0520. Investors are encouraged to contact the firm.

Alan Rosca (1180 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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