Miami Law Firm Helped Run Ponzi Scheme, Investor Says

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin man sued Miami attorney Jeffrey Tew and his firm Tew Cardenas LLP in Florida state court Thursday, claiming they helped a businessman set up and run what was effectively a Ponzi scheme based on fraudulent real estate investments in Costa Rica.

Plaintiff Kent D. Smith says that Tew and his firm had represented Stephen Tashman in a 1998 case brought by the Federal Trade Commission that led to Tashman being enjoined from running any company engaged in telemarketing, and that they were aware of...
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