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FBI

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California Investment Immigration Fund (CIIF) 

Victoria Chan

Tat Chan

April 07, 2017Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPending

Fraud

Starting in or about 2008 and continuing to the present, Victoria Chan ("Victoria"), California attorney, and her father Tat Chan ("TAT"), a foreign national, have defrauded the United States by...

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FL-9-14 Fund

LLC

George Heaton 

Centermall

LLC

Lee W. Heaton

Linn D. Heaton

Joseph Grossman

Stavros J. Laliotos

Florida Care Centers of Tampa

Inc.

Ultimate Medical Acadamy

LLC

January 29, 2015Federal District Court for the Middle District of FloridaPending

Fraud

George Heaton, Deborah Dentry Baggett and Eric Granitur did willfully, that is, with the intent to further the object of the conspiracy, and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree with...

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United States of America

George Heaton 

Deborah Dentry Baggett and Eric Granitur

February 28, 2017Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPending

Fraud

George Heaton, Deborah Dentry Baggett and Eric Granitur did willfully, that is, with the intent to further the object of the conspiracy, and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree with...

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New England Regional Center for Economic Development Inc.

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Aero Space Port International Group (ASPI Group) Regional Center 
March 15, 2017Federal District Court for the Western District of WashingtonPending

Fraud

Misrepresentation

Defendants Andy Shin Fong Chen (“Chen”) and Aero Space Port International Group, Inc. (“ASPI”) (collectively, “Defendants”) fraudulently raised over $14.5 million from investors in exchange for...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Jane Doe

February 28, 2017Federal District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisPending

Breach of Contract

Plaintiff, Jane Doe, filed a 13-count complaint, challenging the United States Immigration and Citizenship Service (“USCIS”) decision denying her I-526 petition to obtain an EB-5 immigrant investor...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group (CFIG) Regional Center

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JIAXI HU

MENGFANG LI

XIAOYAN WU

WEI REN

RUIMIN CHEN

JIANLI DU

JIMEI ZHANG

ZHENPING HAO

JIE CIU AND GUIYING WANG

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Midwest EB-5 Regional Center 

TERRY CHAN

GARY CHAN

MARTIN ANGIULLI

ANGIULLI

INC.

KENTUCKY REGIONAL CENTER

LLC D/B/A

SV ARX

LLC

DANTE BELLA

LLC AND JEFFREY JACOBS

February 15, 2017Federal District Court for the Southern District of OhioPending

Fraud

Misrepresentation

This is an action that Plaintiffs assert against Defendants for breach of contract, unjust enrichment/quantum meruit, gross negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, fraud, conspiracy,...

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Midwest EB-5 Regional Center

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Maple Street Investors LLC

Stuart Lichter

January 25, 2017Federal District Court for the Northern District of OhioPending

Fraud

In a federal lawsuit, an investment group accuses Maple Street Investors of misusing $25 million loaned to North Canton's Hoover District project. Maple Street denies those claims.

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CMB Export

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Alan Young

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San Francisco Regional Center 
Tom Henderson 
January 18, 2017Federal District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaPending

Fraud

Plaintiff Alan Young (“Young”) filed a motion to remand this action back to the Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of Alameda. Plaintiff asked that the Motion be heard...

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San Francisco Regional Center

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Raj Doobay August 25, 2016Federal District Court for the Middle District of FloridaPending

Fraud

From in or about March 2009, through in or about December 2015, in Hamilton County, Columbia County and Orange County, in the Middle District of Florida, and elsewhere,KARAMCHAND DOOBAY, a/k/a "Raj...

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Florida Gateway Regional Center, LLC

Raj Doobay

Florida Gateway Regional Center

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AJN Investments

LLC and Jason Adam Ogden

December 28, 2016Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPending

Breach of Contract

Instead, Ogden used investor funds for various undisclosed purposes, including funding lawsuit settlements and loans unrelated to AJN, paying management fees to Seekem, Inc. (the Ogden-controlled...

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
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PDC Capital Group 

CAFFE PRIMO INTERNATIONAL

INC.

December 27, 2016Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPending

Breach of Contract

Defendant Emilio Francisco and his company Defendant PDC Capital Group, LLC, have engaged in an ongoing fraudulent scheme to defraud at least 131 investors in 19 different offerings out of at least...

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PDC Capital Group

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Emilio N.Francisco

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Peihua WANG

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Jeh Charles Johnson

Leon RODRIGUEZ

Nicholas COLUCCI

Julia HARRISON

December 15, 2016Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaPending

Negligence

This action seeks to remedy the unreasonable and unjustifiable delay by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS” or “the agency”) in adjudicating the Form I-526, “Immigrant Petition...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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RAMSEY PIMENTEL

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David J. Hart, P.A 
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South Florida Investment Regional Center (SFIRC) 

ASTOR EB-5 LLC

December 09, 2016Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPending

Breach of Contract

Plaintiff RAMSEY PIMENTEL, and other similarly situated individuals, by and through the undersigned counsel, hereby sues Defendants, ASTOR EB-5 LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, d/b/a HOTEL...

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David J. Hart, P.A

South Florida Investment Regional Center (SFIRC)

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Live in America – New York Regional Center 
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
November 11, 2016Federal District Court for the Southern District of New YorkPending

Securities Violations

Plaintiff, Live in America – New York Regional Center LLC (“the “Regional Center” or “LIANYRC”), is a U.S. company, previously designated as an approved regional center by the United States...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Live in America – New York Regional Center

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LAN LI

YING TAN

TAO XIONG

JUNQIANG FENG

RAN CHEN

XIANG SHU

HAO LOU

XIANG CHUNHUA et al.

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South Atlantic Regional Center (SARC) 
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United States Regional Economic Development Authority (USREDA) 
Joseph J. Walsh Kevin Wright Preview herischi logo updated
Herischi & Associates 
David Derrico Ali Herischi Preview wj
Wright Johnson 

JOSEPH WALSH

JR.

LLC

JJW CONSULTANCY

LTD.

ROBERT MATTHEWS

MARIA A/K/A MIA MATTHEWS

GERRY MATTHEWS

RYAN BLACK

PALM HOUSE LLC et al.

November 14, 2016Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPending

Fraud

Plaintiffs are the victims of a $50,000,000 fraud, theft, and conspiracy, in which a web of individuals, primarily based in Palm Beach County, Florida, preyed on foreign nationals desirous of...

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United States Regional Economic Development Authority (USREDA)

Herischi & Associates

Wright Johnson

Ali Herischi

David Derrico

Joseph  J. Walsh

Kathryn  E Reeves

Kevin Wright

South Atlantic Regional Center (SARC)

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Mirror Lake Village LLC

Yanxue Deng

Hui Ge

Lei Hu

Ge Li

Zhichun Li

Ying Su

Yue Wang

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Jeh Charles Johnson

Leon Rodriguez

Nicholas Colucci

September 30, 2016Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaPending

Declaratory Judgment

This action is brought against the Defendants for declaratory judgment and review of an agency action under the Administrative Procedures Act based on the Defendants' unlawful denial of the I-526...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

THOMAS T. M. HO

August 24, 2016Securities & Exchange CommissionPending

Securities Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) deems it appropriate that cease-and-desist proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“...

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
Mark Ivener Preview logo 1
Ivener & Fullmer 
August 24, 2016Securities & Exchange CommissionPending

Securities Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) deems it appropriate that cease-and-desist proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“...

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Ivener & Fullmer

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Mark Ivener

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Martin J. Lawler August 24, 2016Securities & Exchange CommissionPending

Securities Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) deems it appropriate that cease-and-desist proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“...

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Martin J. Lawler

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Allied Capital and Development of South Florida LLC 
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U.S. Immigration Fund - NY 
January 26, 2015Florida State CourtResolved

Breach of Contract

Nicholas Mastroianni II, chief executive of Allied Capital and Development of South Florida and the public face of Harbourside, is in a legal war with a lesser-known figure: David Finkelstein,...

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U.S. Immigration Fund - NY

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The United States of America

ex rel. Emma Tirella

KLAUSNER LUMBER ONE

LLC

March 02, 2016Federal District Court for the Middle District of FloridaPending

Fraud

This is an action by qui tam Realtor Emma Tirella, on behalf of the United States of America, against Defendant KLAUSNER LUMBER ONE, LLC ("KL1"), to recover penalties and damages arising from KL1's...

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Carolina Growth Regional Center

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LIGTT Regional Center 
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

LEÓN RODRIGUEZ

in his official capacity As Director of USCIS; JILL A. EGGLESTON

in her official capacity as Director of FOIA Operations of USCIS

July 15, 2016Federal District Court for the Western District of MissouriPending

Retaliation

As part of LIGTT’s petition for designation as a Regional Center, USCIS required LIGTT to submit various documents regarding its business and project plans, as well as various transactional...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

LIGTT Regional Center

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Mario Khan

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Nicholas Colucci

June 14, 2016Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaResolved

Due process violations

This action is brought to remedy the unlawful, unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious delay by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS” or “the agency”) in adjudicating the Form...

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Urban Equality Now

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

U.S. Department Of Homeland Security

Jeh Johnson

Leon Rodriguez

May 24, 2016Federal District Court for the Southern District of TexasResolved

Fraud

The plaintiff in this immigration case, Urban Equality NOW seeks mandamus, declaratory, and injunctive relief from the Court based on broad challenges it makes to Defendants’ administration and...

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John Does

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
May 05, 2016Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaPending

Action exceeding statutory authority

Denial of petition

Plaintiffs’ opposition relies on the application of a much higher standard of review than is permitted under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) and seeks an improper limit on agency authority...

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
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American Life, Inc. 
Henry Liebman 
June 13, 2016Washington State CourtResolved

Fraud

At various times, certain U.S. immigration attorneys and others (collectively “EB- 5 Agents”) performed activities necessary to effectuate transactions in American Life’s EB-5 securities,...

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American Life Development Company

American Life Inc. Regional Center - Seattle (Golden Rainbow & Gateway Freedom Fund)

American Life Investments

American Life Ventures, Tacoma, Washington

American Life, Inc. - Lakewood Regional Center

Atlanta EB5 Regional Center

Regional Center Management Los Angeles

Riverside PUMA Area Regional Center

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
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Pacific Proton Therapy Regional Center 

CHARLES C. LIU; XIN WANG a/k/a LISA WANG; BEVERLY PROTON CENTER

LLC f/k/a LOS ANGELES COUNTY PROTON THERAPY

LLC

May 26, 2016Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPending

Fraud

This case involves an ongoing fraudulent scheme perpetrated by defendant Charles C. Liu (“Liu”) and his wife, defendant Xin Wang, a/k/a Lisa Wang (“Wang”), to defraud Chinese investors in the...

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Pacific Proton Therapy Regional Center, LLC

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Charles Liu

Pacific Proton Therapy Regional Center

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MICHAEL I. GOLDBERG

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The AM Wealth Management Group of Raymond James 
Ariel Quiros Joel Burstein 

RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL

INC. d/b/a RAYMOND JAMES

RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES

INC.

May 20, 2016Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPending

Fraud

The Receiver brings this action1 in his capacity as Receiver for the Receivership Entities to recover amounts stolen from the Receivership Entities and misused by Quiros, owner of Q Resorts, and...

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The AM Wealth Management Group of Raymond James

Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

Joel  Burstein

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JAMES B. SHAW

JOHANNES EIJMBERTS

and LORNE MORRIS Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated

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The AM Wealth Management Group of Raymond James 
Bill Stenger Joel Burstein Ariel Quiros 

PEOPLE'S UNITED FINANCIAL

INC.

PEOPLE'S UNITED BANK

FRANK AMIGO

May 17, 2016Federal District Court for the District of VermontPending

Breach of Contract

Fraud

Plaintiffs James B. Shaw, Johannes Eijmberts and Lome Morris ("Plaintiffs"), individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, allege the following against Raymond James Financial, Inc.,...

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The AM Wealth Management Group of Raymond James

Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

Joel  Burstein

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Advantage America New York Regional Center 

Saltanat Kamaliyeva

Suk-Woo Yoon

Jeong-Woon Song

Ram Bhagat Poonia and Siddarth Ramesh Cidamb

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Jeh Johnson

Leon Rodriguez

Nicholas Colucci

April 12, 2016Federal District Court for the Southern District of New YorkPending

COMPLAINT against Nicholas Colucci, Jeh Johnson, Leon Rodriguez, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (Filing Fee $ 400.00, Receipt Number 0208- 12176120)Document filed by Siddarth Ramesh...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Advantage America New York Regional Center

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CARLOS ENRIQUE HILLER SANCHEZ

Joel Burstein Preview rj
The AM Wealth Management Group of Raymond James 

RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL

INC. d/b/a RAYMOND JAMES

RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES

INC.

May 09, 2016Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPending

By this action, Mr. Hiller seeks to impose liability under federal securities law and state common law upon the defendants who knowingly designed the financial structure of a fraudulent scheme for...

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Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton  LLP

The AM Wealth Management Group of Raymond James

Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

Joel  Burstein

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ALEXANDRE DACCACHE

on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated

Ariel Quiros Bill Stenger Preview rj
The AM Wealth Management Group of Raymond James 
Joel Burstein 

RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL

INC. d/b/a RAYMOND JAMES

RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES

INC.

ARIEL QUIROS

WILLIAM STENGER

and JOEL BURSTEIN

May 03, 2016Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPending

Fraud

Plaintiff Alexandre Daccache brings this action on behalf of a class of all investors in Jay Peak limited partnerships to recover funds misused, commingled, and stolen by Quiros and Stenger with...

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Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton  LLP

The AM Wealth Management Group of Raymond James

Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

Joel  Burstein

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Wei Gan

Wentago Huang

Jian Wang

Xue Wang

Xiaomeng Xu

Lihong Yang

U.S. Department Of Homeland Security

Jeh Johnson

USCIS

Leon Rodriguez

Ron Rosenberg

Nicholas Colucci

April 04, 2016Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaPending

This civil action seeks judicial review of final agency decisions that plaintiffs have failed to establish eligibility for classification as alien entrepreneurs under 203(b)(5)(A) of the...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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Huashan Zhang

Mayayuki Hagiwara

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
May 03, 2016Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaPending

Mr. Zhang filed his Form I-526 petition on December 23, 2013 (receipt no. WAC1490085382), and USCIS denied the petition on May 28, 2015. The denial of Mr. Zhang’s Form I-526 petition has had...

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KURZBAN, KURZBAN, WEINGER, TETZELI & PRATT, P.A.

John Pratt

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State of Vermont

Bill Stenger Ariel Quiros 

Jay Peak Inc.

AnC Bio and others

April 14, 2016Washington State CourtPending

Fraud

The State of Vermont make a following complaint against Ariel Quiros, William Stenger, Jay Peak etc. for violation of the Vermont Uniform Securities Act and the Consumer Protection Act

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Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

Vermont EB5 Regional Center

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
Ariel Quiros Bill Stenger 

JAY PEAK INC

Q RESORTS

JAY PEAK PENTHOUSE SUITES

JAY PEAK GOLF AND MOUNTAIN SUITES

JAY PEAK LODGE AND TOWN HOUSES

BIOMEDICAL PARK

AnC BIO

April 12, 2016Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPending

Fraud

This is an emergency action the Commission is bringing to stop an ongoing massive eight-year fraudulent scheme in which the Miami owner and the chief executive of a Vermont ski resort have...

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Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

Vermont EB5 Regional Center

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OPEN RIVERS MEDIA GROUP INC. D/B/A/ ) OPEN RIVERS PICTURES

ALVIN WILLIAMS AND TAMMY WILLIAMS

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Southern Film Regional Center 

DOMINIC “NIC” APPLEGATE

GATES INDUSTRIES LLC

MAURICE ANDERSON

RATLIFF ENTERTAINMENT LLC AND THEOPHILUS RATLIFF

March 11, 2015Federal District Court for the Northern District of GeorgiaPending

Breach of Contract

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
Roger Bernstein December 07, 2015Securities & Exchange CommissionResolved

Securities Violations

ORDER INSTITUTING CEASE-AND-DESIST PROCEEDINGS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 21C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS AND A CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDER

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

KEFEI WANG

December 07, 2015Securities & Exchange CommissionResolved

Securities Violations

ORDER INSTITUTING CEASE-AND-DESIST PROCEEDINGS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 21C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS AND A CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDER

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
Mike S. Manesh Preview logo
Manesh & Mizrahi, APLC 
December 07, 2015Securities & Exchange CommissionResolved

Securities Violations

ORDER INSTITUTING CEASE-AND-DESIST PROCEEDINGS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 21C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS AND A CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDER

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
December 07, 2015Securities & Exchange CommissionResolved

Securities Violations

ORDER INSTITUTING CEASE-AND-DESIST PROCEEDINGS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 21C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS AND A CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDER

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
Allen E. Kaye December 07, 2015Securities & Exchange CommissionResolved

Securities Violations

ORDER INSTITUTING CEASE-AND-DESIST PROCEEDINGS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 21C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS AND A CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDER

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
Michael A. Bander Preview bander
Bander Law Firm 
December 07, 2015Securities & Exchange CommissionResolved

Securities Violations

ORDER INSTITUTING CEASE-AND-DESIST PROCEEDINGS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 21C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS AND A CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDER

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
Mehron P. Azarmehr Preview alg logo1
Azarmehr Law Group 
December 07, 2015Securities & Exchange CommissionResolved

Securities Violations

ORDER INSTITUTING CEASE-AND-DESIST PROCEEDINGS, PURSUANT TO SECTION 21C OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, MAKING FINDINGS, AND IMPOSING REMEDIAL SANCTIONS AND A CEASE-AND-DESIST ORDER

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Azarmehr Law Group

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 
Hui Feng Preview logo
Law Offices of Feng & Associates 
December 07, 2015Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPending

Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a series of enforcement actions against lawyers across the country charged with offering EB-5 investments while not registered to act as...

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Law Offices of Feng & Associates

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

ROBERT YANG

CLAUDIA KANO

SUNCOR FONTANA LLC

SUNCOR HESPERIA LLC AND SUNCOR CARE LYNWOOD LLC

YANROB’S MEDICAL INC.

HEALTHPRO CAPITAL PARTNERS LLC

AND SUNCOR CARE INC.

November 19, 2015OtherPending

Fraud

U.S. authorities moved to freeze the assets Thursday of a California doctor, an office manager and businesses accused of plundering at least $10 million from funds marketed to Chinese investors in...

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Claudia  Kano

Robert  Yang

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EB5 Asset Manager LLC

Lin Zhong

et al.

November 03, 2015Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPending

Fraud

In a civil action filed by the SEC against EB5 Asset Manager, LLC and its owner Lin Zhong in the United States District Court of Southern Florida on November 3, 2015 the SEC alleges that since at...

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

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U.S. Department of Justice 

Dalia Ivette Singh

aka Dalia Pena

October 14, 2015Federal District Court for the Western District of WashingtonPending

Fraud

Dalia Ivette Singh, aka Dalia Pena, 61, who most recently resided in Clearwater, Florida, defrauded more than 40 immigrants from the Caribbean and Latin America. Singh charged some families as much...


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U.S. Department of Justice

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SANG GEUN AN

et al.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

November 01, 2004Federal District Court for the Western District of WashingtonResolved

Arbitrary and capricious action/decision making

Here, the 19 individual Plaintiffs are citizens of different Asian countries who participated in the EB-5 Program. In their complaint, Plaintiffs allege 1) improper retroactive application of the...

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Marzieh Adab

Ian Bowles

Bei Guo

Mohammad Saeid Khorram

David Lawler

Jing Zhang

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Jeh Johnson

Nicholas Colucci

Lori Scialabba

March 23, 2015Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaResolved

Arbitrary and capricious action/decision making

Plaintiffs Marzieh Adab, Ian Bowles, Bei Guo, Mohammad Saeid Khorram, David Lawler, and Jing Zhang filed this action on June 16, 2014. Dkt. No. 1. (“Compl.”). Plaintiffs assert claims against the...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Maggio + Kattar

JAN  PEDERSON

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AIHONG SHAO

NEW WORLD TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATIONS LLC

JULIET ZHANG

CAERVISION CORP. and CAERVISION TECHNOLOGY CENTERS INC.

September 24, 2015Federal District Court for the Western District of PennsylvaniaPending

This is an action for breach of contract and fraud. Plaintiff was induced to invest her life savings with Defendants in reliance on Defendants' promises that (a) the investment is guaranteed, and...

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David  Z. Lu

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AVVA LLC

MEHRDAD ELIE

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U.S. Immigration Investment Center LLC 

USIIC LLP

MAHNAZ KHAZEN

MICHAEL SHADMAN

DOES 1 through 50

June 26, 2015California State CourtPending

Breach of Contract

Conversion

Fraud

Misrepresentation

Negligence

Securities Violations

Defendants created a scheme to induce the Plaintiffs to deliver funds to Defendants, which funds were not used for the intended investment purposes and were instead used to convert property for the...

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United States Of America

Stephen Young Kang 

Stephen Young Kang

August 11, 2015California State CourtResolved

Fraud

Over at least the past four years, federal investigators say Stephen Young Kang took millions of dollars from Korean clients who asked him to invest their money and instead used it for his own...

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Allen Young

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San Francisco Regional Center 
Tom Henderson 

Thomas Henderson

August 07, 2015OtherPending

Fraud

The owner of the iconic Tribune Tower and several other downtown Oakland office buildings is facing a lawsuit from a business partner accusing him of diverting funds from their enterprise to help...


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Path America 
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Path America Sonoco 

PATH AMERICA

LLC; PATH AMERICA SNOCO LLC; PATH AMERICA FARMER’S MARKET

LP; PATH AMERICA KINGCO LLC; PATH AMERICA TOWER

LP; PATH TOWER SEATTLE

LP; POTALA TOWER and LOBSANG DARGEY

August 24, 2015Federal District Court for the Western District of WashingtonPending

Fraud

SEC asserts that the defendants have exploited the EB-5 program to defraud investors seeking investment returns and a path to United States residency. To date, SEC asserts that Defendants have...

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Lobsang  Dargey

Path America

Path America Sonoco

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Monarch Investments

LLC

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Texas Economic Regional Center Holding Company (TERC) 

The Lorenzana Law Firm

Khaled M. Sarhan

Nash Martinez

Lorenco

Inc

Wayne Cadena

Lucy Cadena

Fernando Aurrecoechea

Alejandro Aurrecoechea

Candice Aguirr

e United Pillars Group LLC

February 05, 2015Federal District Court for the Western District of TexasPending

Fraud

Misrepresentation

Securities Violations

Violation of California Labor Code Section 1102.5

The plaintiff claims that : Lorenzana Jr., the Aurrecoecheas and other Defendants had almost completely squandered and misappropriated Monarch’s investment for their personal gain over the past ten...

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Texas Economic Regional Center Holding Company (TERC)

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Ryan Black

Gerry Matthews

Palm House LLC

July 20, 2015Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitPending

Fraud

Securities Violations

The long-delayed Palm House hotel condominium is not only embroiled in an internal ownership dispute but also is in foreclosure proceedings, court documents show. The foreclosure complaint centers...

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United States Regional Economic Development Authority (USREDA)

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Saeid Mohebbi

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U.S. Immigration Investment Center LLC 

U.S. Immigration Investment Center LLC

Conti Stacey

Pirooz Parvarandeh

Violet Parvarandeh

Michael Shadman

Mahnaz Khazen

USIIC LLP

USIIC I LP and Does 1 through 100

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July 02, 2015Federal District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaPending

Fraud

Securities Violations

This case arises out of a contractual investment relationship. Plaintiff contends that he agreed to invest over $1 million into a partnership in exchange for Defendants’ assistance in helping him...

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U.S. Immigration Investment Center LLC

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AVVA LLC

Mehrdad Elie

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U.S. Immigration Investment Center LLC 

U.S. Immigration Investment Center LLC

USIIC LLP

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Mahnaz Khazen and Michael Shadman

July 27, 2015Federal District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaPending

Securities Violations

In approximately October 20l0, Elie sought to invest in a bank located in Washington, D.C. that was in jeopardy of failing due to a diminution in the value of the Bank's total assets. Several other...

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U.S. Immigration Investment Center LLC

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Darley International LLC

South Dakota International Business Institute (SDIBI) October 06, 2014Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaResolved

Retaliation

The South Dakota Board of Regents said Friday that a California arbitrator has denied its attempt to recover attorney fees and costs in a lawsuit related to the state's EB-5 investment-for-green...

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South Dakota International Business Institute (SDIBI)

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Access the USA, LLC 
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Citi Group Inc. 
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Merrill Lynch 

Washington State

May 26, 2015Federal District Court for the Western District of WashingtonPending

Due process violations

An investment firm specializing in helping wealthy foreigners buy into American public projects to secure green cards has sued Washington state claiming Chinese investors were unfairly cut out of...


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United States of America

A LIMITED PARTNERSHIP INTEREST HELD IN THE NAME OF OR FOR THE BENEFIT OF SANG AH PARK IN THE PHILADELPHIA U.S. IMMIGRATION FUND

February 18, 2015Federal District Court for the Eastern District of PennsylvaniaResolved

Money Laundering Control Act

Action for forfeiture in rem of the defendant Sang Ah Park's Limited Partnership interest in the Philadelphia US Immigration Fund, a fund created and overseen by PIDC Regional Center. Park's...

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Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) Regional Center

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Allied Capital and Development of South Florida LLC 
David Finkelstein January 26, 2015Florida State CourtResolved

Non-Ownership

Nicholas Mastroianni II, chief executive of Allied Capital and Development of South Florida and the public face of Harbourside, is in a legal war with a lesser-known figure: David Finkelstein,...

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Nicholas Mastroianni II

U.S. Immigration Fund - NY

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Lianming Zhao

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Janet Napolitano

et al.

August 06, 2013Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaResolved

Arbitrary and capricious action/decision making

Zhao argues that the denial of his Petition violated the Administrative Procedures Act, and requests that the Court direct the Government to approve his Petition. On September 26, 2012, USCIS...

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TERENCE SUMPTER

et al.

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City of New Orleans Regional Center-NobleOutReach 
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NobleOutReach, LLC 

WILLIAM B. HUNGERFORD JR.

et al.

July 11, 2014Federal District Court for the Eastern District of LouisianaResolved

Breach of fiduciary duty

Misrepresentation

A group of dissatisfied investors brought this lawsuit as a derivative action, brought on behalf of the Fund, against NOR, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Milbrath, and a number of other entities, including...

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NobleOutReach, LLC

City of New Orleans Regional Center-NobleOutReach

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V. REAL ESTATE GROUP INC

Liang Shao

Yongming Hu

Yanzhao Zou

Xiaolong Li

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
January 09, 2015Federal District Court for the District of NevadaPending

Declaratory Judgment

Intentional Interference with Business Relations

Intentional or Negligent Interference with Economic Advantage

Steven Lee, a former immigrant investor who received an EB-5 visa years ago and who is now a United States citizen, formed Plaintiff V Real Estate Group, Inc. (“VREG”) as a franchising enterprise...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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JUSTIN M LEE

REBECCA TAEWON LEE

THOMAS EDWARD KENT

AMERICAN IMMIGRANT INVESTMENT FUND I LLC

BIOFUEL VENTURE IV LLC

BIOFUEL VENTURE V LLC

NEXLAND INC

NEXLAND INVESTMENT GROUP

NEXSUN ETHANOL LLC

September 03, 2014Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaResolved

Securities Violations

This case involves a scheme perpetrated by two immigration attorneys. The SEC filed suit for defrauding Chinese and Korean investors claiming that their monies would be invested in a program that...

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Justin Moongyu Lee

Thomas Edward Kent

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Courtney Carlsson

ET AL

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Janet Napolitano

Alejandro Mayorkas

Rosemary Melville

September 13, 2012Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaResolved

Arbitrary and capricious action/decision making

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American Life Development Company

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Khalid Al-Humaid

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

David L. Roark

John F. Grissom

Michael Aytes

Janet A. Napolitano

Eric H. Holder

August 10, 2009Federal District Court for the Northern District of TexasResolved

Arbitrary and capricious action/decision making

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Luca Energy Fund Regional Center 
BingQing Yang 

LUCA INTERNATIONAL GROUP

LLC; LUCA RESOURCES GROUP

LLC; LUCA ENERGY 18 FUND

LLC; ENTHOLPY EMC

INC.; BINGQING YANG; LEI (LILY) LEI; ANTHONY 19 V. POLLACE; and YONG (MICHAEL) CHEN

July 06, 2015Federal District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaResolved

Securities Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Bay Area oil and gas company and its CEO with running a $68 million Ponzi-like scheme and affinity fraud that targeted the Chinese-American...

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BingQing Yang

Luca Energy Fund Regional Center

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Michael McCaffrey

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Inland Empire Renewable Energy Regional Center 

SolarMax Technology Inc.

June 24, 2015Federal District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaPending

Breach of Contract

Discrimination Based on National Origin, Ancestry, Ethnicity and Race

Violation of California Labor Code Section 1102.5

The former Chief Financial Officer of SolarMax Technology, Inc. - a renewable energy conglomerate located in Riverside, CA - has filed a lawsuit against the company and several of its directors and...

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Inland Empire Renewable Energy Regional Center

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Investors in the Project from China

Taiwan and Hong Kong

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 
May 27, 2015Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaPending

Denial of petition

Dozens of Chinese investors who poured millions of dollars into an Idaho mining operation have filed suit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, alleging the agency unfairly determined...

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Quartzburg Gold, LP

Robert Divine

Idaho State Regional Center

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Ireeco Limited 

Ireeco LLC

Stephen Parnell

Andrew Bartlett

June 23, 2015Federal District Court for the Northern District of FloridaPending

Securities Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two firms that illegally brokered more than $79 million of investments by foreigners seeking U.S. residency. The charges are the first against...

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Ireeco Limited

Stephen  Parnell

Andrew Bartlett

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U.S. Dept. of Transportation

March 31, 2015Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaResolved

Arbitrary and capricious action/decision making

A U.S. District Court judge today is expected to hear arguments over the issuance of $1.75 billion in tax-exempt bonds for All Aboard Florida. Indian River and Martin counties have asked Judge...

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CanAm Enterprises, LLC

CanAm Florida Regional Center (“CAFRC”)

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USA Now Regional Center, LLC October 01, 2013Federal District Court for the Eastern District of TexasResolved

Fraud

In the case, SEC v. Marco A. Ramirez, et al., the SEC and USCIS worked together to stop an alleged investment scam in which the SEC claims that the defendants, including the USA Now regional...

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USA Now Regional Center, LLC

USA NOW Regional Center

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Intercontinental Regional Center Trust of Chicago February 06, 2013Federal District Court for the Central District of IllinoisResolved

Fraud

In another case, SEC v. A Chicago Convention Center, et al., the SEC and USCIS coordinated to halt an alleged $156 million investment fraud. The SEC alleged that an individual and his companies...

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Intercontinental Regional Center Trust of Chicago

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