The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a Complaint against Jaswant “Jason” Gill and Javier Rios, both California residents, and their company, JSG Capital Investments, with operating a classic Ponzi scheme aimed at middle-class investors with promises of exclusive investment opportunities and guaranteed annual returns of up to 60%, according to the SEC’s press release.
The SEC alleges that Mr. Gill and Mr. Rios, through their company JSG Capital Investments, raised approximately $10 million by catering to average retail investors and promising exorbitant returns by investing in hot pre-IPO stocks of well-known companies like Uber and Airbnb. According to the SEC Complaint, Mr. Gill and Mr. Rios used most of the investors’ funds to pay returns to earlier investors, in classic Ponzi scheme fashion. Further, the Complaint alleges that Mr. Gill and Mr. Rios personally pocketed at least $2.8 million of investors’ funds for their personal use, including excursions to Las Vegas casinos, gentlemen’s clubs, and professional sporting events. Continue reading →