An alleged investment fraud scheme has lead to an indictment charging Robin Brass with four counts of mail fraud where she could face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on each count.
Allegedly, from around March 2009 until approximately November 2011, Brass acting as a principal of The BBR Group, Nibor Investment Fund, LLC, and Creative Financial Services, Inc., and representing herself as a successful investment advisor, solicited funds from investors.
Brass would tell potential investors that their money would be safe if invested with her because she had a formula for investing that ensured against loss and guaranteed a good return on investment.
However, Brass failed to invest all of the funds entrusted with her and used some of the money to pay personal expenses for herself and her family, such as mortgage and credit card bills, college tuition bills, home furnishings, clothing, and to make “lulling” payments to previous investors.
To me, this sounds more like the formula for fraud…
The indictment further alleges that Brass sent fraudulent account statements to certain investors that made it appear as if their investments were performing well – Source.
As always, an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and each defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Formula For Fraud Is Not Greater Than Or Equal To The Formula For Investing by Amanda Miller
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