Accused Ponzi Schemer Says Gov't Fraud Claims Too Late

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 6:26 PM EST) -- An investment manager accused by the government of running a $100 million Ponzi scheme asked a Utah federal judge on Wednesday to throw out 12 counts of fraud and money laundering because the alleged charges occurred too long before he was properly indicted.

Claude “Rick” Koerber, who ran the alleged scam through his investment company Founders Capital LLC, said in a motion that the alleged charges against him from 2005 and 2006 fell outside a five-year window ending in September, when the U.S. Attorney's Office for...
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