Odessa Florida investment advisor Craig L. Berkman was found guilty of a second fraudulent investment scheme to repay victims of his first fraud scheme. Mr. Berkman admitted that his fraud scheme capitalized on enthusiasm for shares in Facebook and other internet companies going public. In his sophisticated scheme, Mr. Berkman made millions using false claims to trick investors. He told investors that he owned shares in Menlo Park, California-based Facebook, Inc., Chicago-based Groupon, Inc., and California-based LinkedIn, Inc. and would use their money to buy shares in the company before their initial public offerings. Mr. Berkman used $6 million of the approximately $13 million he took from investors on paying creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding, $4.8 million to pay off earlier investors from his first scheme, and $1.6 million in legal and personal expenses. Mr. Berkman was sentenced to 6 years in prison, ordered to forfeit $13.2 million, and pay a fine of $8.4 million.
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