SEC Nails Ga. Attorney Over $35M Ponzi Scheme

Law360, New York (May 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Having already pled guilty to criminal charges in connection with a $35 million Ponzi scheme, a Georgia attorney has consented to judgment in a related civil case launched by federal regulators.

Judge Julie E. Carnes of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia entered a permanent injunction against attorney Robert P. Copeland and ordered him to pay disgorgement and penalties for allegedly defrauding investors of tens of millions of dollars, federal regulators announced Wednesday.

Copeland raised more than $35 million from investors with...
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