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July 31, 1998 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two Orange County firms and three area employees have been snared in a three-state crackdown aimed at shutting down an allegedly fraudulent investing scheme. Nine individuals, including two from Orange County and one from Los Angeles, were arrested after their firm, Cleveland-based Options Trading Inc., was indicted by an Idaho grand jury for allegedly defrauding investors. Authorities searched the Newport Beach offices of an Options affiliate, Currency Trading International Inc.
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January 7, 2000 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal regulators sued a defunct Newport Beach brokerage house and its former owners Thursday, saying the company pulled in more than $16 million in sales commissions in an alleged investment fraud. Currency Trading International Inc. persuaded more than 900 clients to invest in foreign currency options, telling them they could double or triple their money within days, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's complaint said.
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BUSINESS
January 7, 2000 | ROBIN FIELDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal regulators sued a defunct Newport Beach brokerage house and its former owners Thursday, saying the company pulled in more than $16 million in sales commissions in an alleged investment fraud. Currency Trading International Inc. persuaded more than 900 clients to invest in foreign currency options, telling them they could double or triple their money within days, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's complaint said.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1998 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two Orange County firms and three area employees have been snared in a three-state crackdown aimed at shutting down an allegedly fraudulent investing scheme. Nine individuals, including two from Orange County and one from Los Angeles, were arrested after their firm, Cleveland-based Options Trading Inc., was indicted by an Idaho grand jury for allegedly defrauding investors. Authorities searched the Newport Beach offices of an Options affiliate, Currency Trading International Inc.
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July 31, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County firms and three area employees have been snared in a three-state crackdown aimed at shutting down an alleged fraudulent investing scheme. Nine individuals, including two from Orange County and one from Los Angeles, were arrested Thursday after their firm, Cleveland-based Options Trading Inc., was indicted by an Idaho grand jury for allegedly defrauding investors. Authorities searched the Newport Beach offices of an Options affiliate, Currency Trading International Inc.
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December 15, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Securities regulators in Texas said Monday that they have recovered about $18 million for investors who allegedly were bilked in a nationwide scheme with ties to Orange County. Most of the money from the alleged scheme involving foreign-currency options was found in Bermuda. It will be returned to more than 430 investors in Options Trading Inc. in the next few weeks, said David Grauer, head of enforcement for the Texas State Securities Board, which led the investigation.
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July 31, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Orange County firms and three area employees have been snared in a three-state crackdown aimed at shutting down an alleged fraudulent investing scheme. Nine individuals, including two from Orange County and one from Los Angeles, were arrested Thursday after their firm, Cleveland-based Options Trading Inc., was indicted by an Idaho grand jury for allegedly defrauding investors. Authorities searched the Newport Beach offices of an Options affiliate, Currency Trading International Inc.
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