Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jeremy Fisher, The Good Life Financial Group, Inc., and The Good Life Global, LLC, Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-00683 (W.D. Wisc.)

Jeremy Fisher Indicted for Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced today that on February 5, 2014, a Grand Jury in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida returned an Indictment charging Jeremy S. Fisher with four counts of wire fraud. The Indictment also seeks forfeiture of property obtained as a result of the alleged criminal violations.

The Indictment alleges that from at least August 2009 through December 2012, Fisher raised approximately $1.04 million from approximately 18 investors who invested in unregistered securities offerings conducted by Fisher through his companies. Fisher offered investors the opportunity to invest their money through a “special trading platform” that supposedly generated significant returns. Fisher told investors that their money would be deposited in an overseas bank account and used as collateral for the purchase and sale of collateralized debt obligations and medium term notes on the trading platform. However, Fisher instead fraudulently misappropriated and converted investors’ funds for his personal use to pay previous investors, to purchase a house and car and to pay his daughter’s tuition and other personal and business expenses. Fisher also provided quarterly statements to investors which falsely represented that investors were earning money on their investments.

The Indictment’s allegations are based on the same conduct underlying the Commission’s September 30, 2013 Complaint against Fisher filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. The Commission charged Fisher and his two companies with violations of Sections 5(a), 5(c), and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder. The Complaint also charged Fisher with violations of Section 15(a) of the Exchange Act. The defendants entered into consents with the Commission agreeing to the entry by the Court of the relief requested in the complaint, including orders of permanent injunction and disgorgement, plus prejudgment, totaling $936,226 to be paid jointly and severally among the defendants. Fisher has also agreed to pay a civil penalty of $150,000. On October 16, 2013, the Court entered the Final Judgments against Fisher and his companies.

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