Judge Rips Alleged $16M Ponzi Schemer’s Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 7:47 PM EST) -- A Georgia federal judge on Monday denied as "frivolous" an accused $15.8 million Ponzi schemer’s motion to dismiss a fraud suit against him because his name had been spelled in all capital letters in the complaint.

Eldon A. Gresham Jr., who is representing himself, submitted a handwritten motion to dismiss on Dec. 29, claiming the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's spelling of his name meant he had been wrongly considered a corporation, not an individual.

“If you spell the defendant's name in all capital letters, then...
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Case Information

Case Title

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission v. Gresham et al

Case Number



Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit



Thomas W. Thrash, Jr

Date Filed

July 2, 2009

Government Agencies

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