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Monthly Archives: June 2014

American Pension Services Inc. Faces Fraud Charges

By Tom Costello of Costello Law Group American Pension Services Inc. (APS) and its founder, Curtis L. DeYoung, are facing fraud charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for allegedly investing client funds in questionable high-risk business ventures. APS’s clients are said to have lost $22 million. On April 24, 2014, US […]

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Frederick Advisor Steals $1.2 Million Through Wire Transfers

By Tom Costello of Costello Law Group Travis Wetzel, an advisor from Frederick, Maryland was indicted on wire fraud charges last month. Wetzel was the branch operations manager at Research Financial Strategy, an advisory firm located in Rockville, Maryland. Wetzel allegedly embezzled $1,282,224 from a clients of the firm. On May 9, 2014, […]

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Total Wealth Management Charged for Misleading Clients

By Tom Costello of Costello Law Group Total Wealth Management Inc., a San Diego-based investment firm, faces fraud charges after allegations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that they had mislead investors. These allegations arose after the firm allegedly invested approximately three-fourths of its clients’ funds into Altus Funds. Altus Funds are […]

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