Guggenheim Grifter Cops To Violating Court Order

Law360, New York (July 27, 2012, 9:26 PM EDT) -- A phony countess who allegedly touted the protected Guggenheim surname to peddle millions of dollars in sham investments pled guilty Friday to violating a New York federal judge's order to cease using the trademarked name.

Catarina Pietra Toumei copped to a criminal misdemeanor contempt charge alleging she and her business partners continued to use the Guggenheim mark to hawk fake investments, violating U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero's cease-and-desist order in a trademark infringement and racketeering suit brought by financial firms Guggenheim Capital LLC and Guggenheim Partners...
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