NY Atty, 2 Others Charged With Bilking Well-Heeled Investor

Law360, New York (August 13, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A New York lawyer, the president of an environmental solutions business and a purported money management guru have been indicted for wire fraud after an unnamed but deep-pocketed investor told a federal grand jury the trio orchestrated a $5 million leased-funds scam, authorities said Monday.

Attorney Robert Bardey, purportedly a senior partner at Bardey & Associates, and Symtech International Inc. President Theodore Sweeten, whose website boasts inventions including an engine valve that supposedly reduces emissions, have been arrested while a third suspect, Overseas Investors LLC president Thomas...
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