William and Connie Apostelos Allegedly Ran $50 Million Miami Valley Pyramid Scheme

Cleveland stockbroker fraud lawyerWilliam Apostelos, 53, his wife Connie, 49, and two other people allegedly scammed $50 million or more from Miami Valley, Ohio investors, including cops, doctors and businesses, according to allegations made by the FBI.  The Springboro couple was named in an FBI-signed seizure warrant as the architects of an alleged pyramid scheme.

From November 2012 through May of 2012, more than 160 greater Dayton area residents invested more than $32 million in the alleged Ponzi scheme into accounts controlled by William and Connie Apostelos, according to an affidavit filed in federal court.

The affidavit further alleges that, from the aforementioned $32 million, approximately $28 million was allegedly transferred to previous investors, which is usually a telltale red flag that you are dealing with a Ponzi scheme.

The Apostelos duo reportedly used several shell companies in their alleged scheme include Apostelos Enterprises Inc., Coleman Capital, Inc., Midwest Green Resources, LLC, WMA Enterprises, LLC, OVO Wealth Management, LLC and Silver Bridle Racing, LLC, many of whom reside at 35 Commercial Way in Springboro.

William and Connie Apostelos Allegedly Squandered Investor Funds on Racehorses and Million Dollar Farm

William and Connie Apostelos allegedly used bankroll from their pyramid scheme to fund a lavish lifestyle replete with racehorses and a $1 million farm in Clark County, according to federal court documents and the FBI.

William and Connie Apostelos alos bamboozled one family out of more than $5 million, and owe about $7 million to others through local seven Warren County court judgments, according to filings in United States Bankruptcy Court.

Investment Rights Lawyers Investigating

The Peiffer Rosca Wolf investment rights lawyers often represent investors who lose money as a result of Ponzi schemes or 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 investment fraud or misconduct 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.

Alan Rosca (1225 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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