Ronald Paul Rafaloff—Financial Fraud Allegations

investment fraud attorneyRonald Paul Rafaloff Allegedly Used Client’s Funds to Fund Personal Companies; Defrauded Only Client, an Elderly Woman He Befriended

Ronald Paul Rafaloff, of the Bronx, New York, allegedly took $405,000 from an investor, an elderly woman he befriended, according to the NJ Bureau of Securities. The Bureau further alleges that he used to run errands for the woman, taking her to dinner, accompanying her to medical appointments, and that he promised her “capital appreciation” of 30% to 40% on the securities.

Rafaloff used the funds of his sole client, $405,000, to fund companies that he founded and controlled, according to the NJ Bureau of Securities.

Ronald Paul Rafaloff Ordered to Pay $200,000, Has Registration Revoked

The Bureau also contends that Rafaloff committed multiple violations of the state’s Uniform Securities Law, including filing a false application with the Bureau by allegedly not disclosing his business interests, making untrue statements or omitting material facts to the victim, and engaging in dishonest or unethical business practices.

As a result of his alleged fraud, the NJ Bureau of Securities revoked the registration of Rafaloff, and also ordered him to pay $200,000 in civil penalties after their investigation revealed that he allegedly took advantage of a 30­-plus year business relationship with his now­ elderly client.

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Alan Rosca (1157 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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