Accusations Of Hocus Pocus Fly At $12M Hotel Fraud Closings

By Nathan Hale (May 24, 2016, 10:18 PM EDT) -- Closing arguments Tuesday in a trial regarding two Middle Eastern companies' $12 million fraud claims over investments in a Florida hotel project prompted as many mentions of smoke and mirrors and sleight of hand as a David Copperfield show, as the parties attacked each other's credibility.

After two weeks of at times dramatic testimony, jurors in the federal trial in Fort Lauderdale now have to decide whether father-and-son defendants Talat and Jason Radwan are con men who made a series of false statements to fraudulently entice the companies into investing in two beach properties purportedly lined up for development of a major hotel chain without...

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