EB-5 Visa Litigation: Regulatory & Investor Actions, Court Documents & Related News

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Yi Liu

Zhongzao Shi

Jie Yang

Shunli Shao

Sheng Fang

Kaiyuan Wu

Zhijian Wu

Yuquan Ni

Li Fang

Yuwei Dong

Qi Qin

Zhingwei Li and Jun Li

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Colorado Regional Center 

Peter Knobel

Colorado Regional Center Project Solaris LLLP and Solaris Property Owner LLC

August 28, 2019Federal District Court for the District of ColoradoPENDING

Breach of Contract

Breach of Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing

13 Chinese investors who put their money into the $375 million Solaris project in Vail claim they’ve been defrauded and are suing the developer, Peter Knobel, and his Colorado...

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Douglas Litowitz

Colorado Regional Center

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Chinese Investors

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Golden California Regional Center 

Bethany Liou

Cupertino Fund

May 22, 2019California State CourtPENDING

Breach of Contract

Breach of fiduciary duty

Declaratory Judgment

Fraud

Misrepresentation

Dozens of Chinese citizens who handed over more than a half-million dollars each to a Santa Clara County businesswoman as investments that would qualify them for green cards under a controversial...

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Golden California Regional Center

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Extell New York Regional Center 

Gary Barnett 
October 24, 2018Delaware State CourtPENDING

Negligence

Lela Goren seeks relief in the form of an order compelling the Extell New York Regional Center to make available to the Plaintiff, for inspection and copying, books and records as demanded by...

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Gary Barnett

Lela Goren

Extell New York Regional Center

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United States of America 

Ariel Quiros 
Bill Stenger 

William Kelly

Jong Weon Chois aka Alex Choi

May 21, 2019Federal District Court for the District of VermontPENDING

Fraud

Misrepresentation

A  federal grand jury has criminally charged former Jay Peak developers Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros in a 14-count indictment. Federal prosecutors allege Quiros, Stenger and two other...

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United States of America

Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

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Gary Barnett 
May 31, 2019New York State CourtPENDING

Breach of fiduciary duty

Conversion

Fraud

Unjust Enrichment

A summons filed Monday in New York State Supreme Court by developer Lela Goren claims that Barnett and the Extell New York Regional Center breached their fiduciary duty and engaged in fraud. Until...

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Gary Barnett

Lela Goren

Extell New York Regional Center

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Chinese investors 

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Las Vegas Economic Impact Regional Center 

Weidner Management

LLC

Eastern Investments

LLC

David Jacoby

William Weidner

BOFU

LLC

Sahara Investments

LLC and Andrew S. Fonfa

February 06, 2019Federal District Court for the District of NevadaPENDING

Fraud

Developers and former managers of Asian-themed Lucky Dragon casino-hotel that was built, open for a year, closed and recently sold in Las Vegas are now facing investor lawsuits....


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Las Vegas Economic Impact Regional Center

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Michael I. Goldberg

Ariel Quiros 

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

LLP and David B. Gordon

May 08, 2019Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPENDING

Fraud

Misrepresentation

Securities Violations

Jay Peak receiver Michael Goldberg has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Receivership Entities (the many Jay Peak-related developments) alleging legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty...


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Ariel Quiros

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U.S. Immigration Fund, LLC 

Richard Haddad

William Moran

Mark Gerasi

April 29, 2019OtherPENDING

Breach of Contract

Defendants published false and defamatory statements about Litowitz in a document which they filed in the Northern District of Illinois in he case of Makhsous V. Mastroianni et al. Those...

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U.S. Immigration Fund, LLC

Douglas Litowitz

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

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San Francisco Regional Center 

Tom Henderson 

California Gold Medal

Callsocket II LP

Callsocket III LP

Comprehensive Care of California LLC

Immedia LLC

North America 3PL

July 01, 2017Federal District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaRESOLVED

Breach of Contract

Fraud

Malpractice

Misrepresentation

Negligence

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced fraud charges against an Oakland, Calif.-based businessman accused of misusing money he raised from investors through the EB-5 immigrant investor...

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Tom Henderson

San Francisco Regional Center

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TINGZI WANG

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

January 31, 2019Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaRESOLVED

Breach of Contract

Plaintiff Tingzi Wang, a Chinese national, sought a visa for entry into the United States through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, which grants legal resident status to qualified foreign...

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Nicholas Mastroianni II 
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U.S. Immigration Fund - NY 

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Qiao Wai 

USIF

LLC

TSQ 1000 Funding LLC

TSQ 1000 Funding GP

LLC

Broadway Funding 100

NYC 2000 Investment

LLC

Capital 600 Investments

LLC

February 19, 2019Federal District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisPENDING

Fraud

Malpractice

Misrepresentation

RICO (Racketeering Act)

Securities Violations

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Qiao Wai

U.S. Immigration Fund, LLC

Nicholas Mastroianni II

U.S. Immigration Fund - NY

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Lan Li

Ying Tan & Others

PNC Bank and Ruben Ramirez

March 01, 2019Florida State CourtPENDING

Breach of Contract

PNC Bank and a Boynton Beach vice president are the latest to be pulled into litigation alleging EB-5 investment fraud on an unfinished Palm Beach project. The Pittsburgh-based bank eased...

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Joseph  J. Walsh

South Atlantic Regional Center (SARC)

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Jinhong Wang

Zuoyang Wang

Jianfa Xie

Pingning Guo

Tao Zhang

Ye Tian

Lie Lin

Xia Cao

Lin Ma

Tong Wang

Pengxiang Ni

Chunyan Xu

Rui Wang

yi Liu

Yuesheng Qin

jianfeng Huang

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The Bancorp Bank 

Las Olas Mezzanine Borrower LLC

Ray Parello

Ken Bernstein

Jack Kessler

Eugene Kessler and Las Olas Ocean Resort Partners LP

February 07, 2019Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitPENDING

Due process violations

Fraud

Malpractice

Misrepresentation

Securities Violations

Foreign investors who claim they were duped into putting $12 million into a Fort Lauderdale hotel project in exchange for green cards again are suing to reclaim their funds, this time in...

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The Bancorp Bank

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A&J CAPITAL

INC.

LAW OFFICE OF KRUG

LA METROPOLIS CONDO I

LLC

a Delaware limited liability company

October 30, 2018OtherRESOLVED

Breach of Contract

Declaratory Judgment

FOR CAUSE REMOVAL MUST BE FOR CAUSE In A&J Capital, Inc. v. Law Office of Krug, Civil Action No. 2018-0240-JRS (Del. Ch. January 29, 2019), the Delaware Court of Chancery granted an LLC...

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Ying Yao

Carillon Tower/Chicago LP; Forefront EB-5 Fund (ICT) LLC; Symmetry Property Development II LLC; Fordham Real Estate LLC; And Jeffrey L. Laytin

February 02, 2019Federal District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisPENDING

Breach of Contract

Nearly two years after a proposed Gold Coast hotel/condominium was not given city approval to proceed, an attorney for a group of 90 Chinese investors has filed a motion in United States District...

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Douglas Litowitz

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Crown Point Regional Center 

AMERICA MODERN GREEN SENIOR (HOUSTON) LLC

AMERICA MODERN GREEN COMMUNITY (HOUSTON) LLC

and AMERICA MODERN GREEN RESIDENTIAL (HOUSTON) LLC

December 12, 2018Securities & Exchange CommissionPENDING

Breach of Contract

Breach of fiduciary duty

Fraud

Misrepresentation

Negligence

Securities Violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) deems it appropriate that ceaseand-desist proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act of 1933 (“...

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Crown Point Regional Center

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YING LIU

HUI LUO

WEI QIANG

LINYU WANG

YIREN SUN

WENBIN XU

TAO XUE

and XIAOYAN ZENG

ADC Downey

LP and ADC Downey GP

LLC

November 20, 2018Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPENDING

Breach of Contract

Plaintiffs are nine Chinese foreign investors who participated in the U.S. Government’s EB-5 investor immigration program (“EB-5 Program”) to obtain lawful permanent resident status in...

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Robert K. Lu

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U.S. Immigration Fund - NY 

Douglas Litowitz 
April 10, 2018New York State CourtRESOLVED

Breach of Contract

Plaintiffs U.S. Immigration Fund LLC, U.S. Immigration Fund-NY LLC, 701 TSQ 1000 Funding, LLC, 701 TSQ 1000 Funding GP, LLC, by and through their attorneys, Otterbourg P.C., as and for their...

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Douglas Litowitz

U.S. Immigration Fund - NY

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

Law Offices of Jean D. Chen 
Jean D. Chen 
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Golden State Regional Center 

October 18, 2018Federal District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaPENDING

Breach of Contract

Fraud

This case involves fraud, self-dealing, and unregistered brokerage activity in violation of the federal securities laws. Defendants Attorney Jean Chen (“Chen”), her law firm, Law Offices of Jean...

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Law Offices of Jean D. Chen

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Jean D. Chen

Kenneth W. Donnelly

Golden State Regional Center

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Chinese Investors - limited partners of Harbourside Funding

LP

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U.S. Immigration Fund, LLC 

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Florida Regional Center 

Nicholas Mastroianni II 

HARBOURSIDE FUNDING

LP

HARBOURSIDE FUNDING GP

LLC

ALLIED CAPITAL AND DEVELOPMENT OF SOUTH FLORIDA

LLC

RICHARD YELLEN

R. BOWEN GILLESPIE

October 11, 2018Florida State CourtPENDING

Arbitrary and capricious action/decision making

Breach of Contract

Breach of Covenant of Good Faith & Fair Dealing

Fraud

Negligence

Seventy-eight Chinese investors have filed a complaint against Nicholas Mastroianni II, alleging the Jupiter developer and EB-5 fundraiser attempted to defraud them of almost $100 million in EB-5...

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U.S. Immigration Fund, LLC

Nicholas Mastroianni II

Florida Regional Center

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

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CMB Export 

Patrick Hogan 

37 CMB Group affiliated limited partnerships

September 21, 2018Securities & Exchange CommissionRESOLVED

Securities Violations

According to the SEC’s order, from 2011 to 2015, 37 entities affiliated with CMB Export LLC offered EB-5 securities in the form of limited partnership interests without registering them with...

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CMB Regional Centers

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Patrick Hogan

CMB Colorado Regional Center

CMB Export

CMB Illinois Regional Center

CMB North Dakota Regional Center

CMB Pennsylvania Regional Center

CMB Southeast Regional Center

CMB Summit RC

CMB Texas

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

Jason Lee 
Law Offices of Jason J. Lee & Associates, ALC 
May 10, 2018Securities & Exchange CommissionPENDING

Fraud

Malpractice

Securities Violations

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

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Law Offices of Jason J. Lee & Associates, ALC

Jason Lee

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

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South Atlantic Regional Center (SARC) 

Joseph J. Walsh 
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United States Regional Economic Development Authority (USREDA) 

Palm House Hotel LLLP

Robert V. Matthews

160 Royal Palm LLC

August 03, 2018Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPENDING

Fraud

Misrepresentation

Negligence

Securities Violations

Plaintiff Securities and Exchange Commission alleges: INTRODUCTION 1. The Commission brings this action against Palm House Hotel LLLP ("PHH"), South Atlantic Regional Center, LLC ("SARC"), Joseph...

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United States Regional Economic Development Authority (USREDA)

Joseph  J. Walsh

South Atlantic Regional Center (SARC)

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Chinese investors 

Kewu Zhan

Patrick Hogan 
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CMB Export 

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CMB Illinois Regional Center 

NK Immigration Services LLC

July 11, 2018Federal District Court for the Central District of IllinoisRESOLVED

Fraud

Misrepresentation

Securities Violations

COMPLAINT FOR RESCISSION             Plaintiff is a Chinese citizen who is a limited partner in a fund that is sponsored, managed and...

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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Patrick Hogan

Donald  E Lake

Douglas Litowitz

CMB Export

CMB Illinois Regional Center

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Chinese investors 

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U.S. Department of State 

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United States of America 

MICHAEL R. POMPEO

EDWARD J. RAMOTOWSKI

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

July 25, 2018Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaPENDING

Denial of petition

The complaint alleges the following : PARTIES Plaintiff Feng WANG (“Mr. Feng Wang”) is a citizen of the People’s Republic of China (“China”). Mr. Feng Wang invested $500,000 in an EB-5...

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

Ira J. Kurzban Esq.

John Pratt

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Chinese investors 

Jinhong Wang

Zuoyang Wang

Jianfa Xie

Pingning Guo

Tao Zhang

Ye Tian

Lie Lin

Xia Cao

Lin Ma

Tong Wang

Pengxiang Ni

Chunyan Xu

Rui Wang

yi Liu

Yuesheng Qin

jianfeng Huang

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The Bancorp Bank 

Las Olas Mezzanine Borrower LLC

Ray Parello

Ken Bernstein

Jack Kessler

Eugene Kessler and Ocean Hotel Lender LLC

July 16, 2018Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPENDING

Breach of Contract

The EB-5 creditors bring this adversary proceeding to recover money damages against the parent company of the Debtor, Mezzanine Borrower, and the principals of Mezzanine Borrower, Parello,...

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Reid & Wise LLC

Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

Jeffrey C. Schneider

Marcelo Diaz-Cortes

Thomas R. Lehman

Matthew Sava

Han Liang

Florida Overseas Investment Center RC

EB-5 For Florida Regional Center

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Chinese investors 

Wei Wang

Guangyi Xiong

Xiaofeng Feng

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SHENLAW, LLC 

Darren Silver 
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Darren Silver & Associates, LLP 

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP 
Ting Geng, Esq. 
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The Law Offices of Geng & Zhang PLLC 

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Leslie I. Snyder, P.A. 

Ruben Flores 
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The Flores Group 

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Cheng Yun & Associates, PLLC 

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Dai & Associates, P.C. 

Shen Jianming

Nguyen Huan

Yun Cheng

June 22, 2018Federal District Court for the District of VermontPENDING

Breach of fiduciary duty

Fraud

Unjust Enrichment

Important Note: the plantiffs have filed this request to amend the original complaint (Case #101) to include these named defendants but the judge has not yet ruled on this request.   A....

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Barr Law Group

Cheng Yun & Associates, PLLC

Dai & Associates, P.C.

Darren Silver & Associates, LLP

Leslie I. Snyder, P.A.

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

SHENLAW, LLC

The Flores Group

The Law Offices of Geng & Zhang PLLC

Russell D. Barr

Darren Silver

Leslie I. Snyder

Ruben Flores

Ting Geng, Esq.

Chandler   Matson

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Chinese investors 

Investors

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U.S. Immigration Fund - NY 

Nicholas Mastroianni III 

701 TSQ 1000 FUNDING GP

LLC

701 TSQ 1000 FUNDING

LLC

July 09, 2018New York State CourtPENDING

Conversion

In a petition filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, investors (petitioners) pushed to stop the U.S. Immigration Fund (USIF), 701 TSQ 1000 Funding GP, LLC, and their principal, Nicholas Mastroianni...

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Reid & Wise LLC

Nicholas  Mastroianni III

Nicholas Mastroianni II

Chris Han

Matthew Sava

Shiyong Ye

U.S. Immigration Fund - NY

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SANDRA CASON et al.

Edward Carroll 
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Carroll & Associates, PC 

Mark Scribner, Esq. 
February 08, 2018Federal District Court for the District of VermontPENDING

Breach of Contract

Breach of fiduciary duty

Negligence

A group of Jay Peak investors is suing two Vermont lawyers, contending the attorneys had a conflict of interest. Edward Carroll and Mark Scribner, formerly of Carroll & Scribner, represented...

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Carroll & Associates, PC

Shoup, Evers, & Green

Edward Carroll

Mark Scribner, Esq.

John Evers

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8th Bridge

Moses Choi 
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Southeast Regional Center 

April 25, 2018Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPENDING

Breach of Contract

A Downtown Los Angeles EB-5 investment firm has fired back at allegations from a former business partner that it cut him out of business profits involving a project at the Ace Hotel in New York....

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Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Moses Choi

Russell M. Selmont

Southeast Regional Center

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Wailian Visa  

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New York City Regional Center 

February 09, 2018Federal District Court for the Western District of New YorkPENDING

Breach of Contract

NYCRC contends that, though it received all of the benefits of Wailian’s performance under the parties’ agreements, NYCRC need not payWailian the nearly $9 million it earned under those...

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Wailian Visa

Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP

Marc E. Kasowitz

Danielle Gill

David  E. Ross

New York City Regional Center

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Taiwanese investors 

Yu-Ching Chang

Sarah Hsin Cheng

Shih-Ting Fang

Tzu-Yin Lin

Yung-Ching Lin

Yu-Shun Lin

Chi-Yu Liu

Tuo-Jung Tseng

Yu-Chi Wu

Wen-Guh Yang

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Kristjen Neilsen

L.Francis Cissna

Nicholas Colucci

March 22, 2018Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaPENDING

Denial of petition

Ten Taiwanese investors who poured millions of dollars into a real estate development project in Florida sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in D.C. federal court, alleging the...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Wright Law Firm, PLLC

Jason D. Wright

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Chinese investors 

Tian Li

Yan Sheng Yang

Jun Jie Zeng

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California Investment Immigration Fund (CIIF) 

Victoria Chan 

Tat Chan

Zheng Chan

Zeng Fang

March 01, 2018Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPENDING

Fraud

Malpractice

Misrepresentation

Securities Violations

A trio of Chinese investors is suing a California family - attorney Victoria Chan, her father Tat Chan, and mother Zheng Chan, along with Zeng Fang, who ran an entity called the California...


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Victoria Chan

California Investment Immigration Fund (CIIF)

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LA Metropolis Condo I LLC

James Krug

Greenland USA

March 13, 2018California State CourtPENDING

Breach of Contract

Fraud

The plaintiff, LA Metropolis Condo I LLC, claims James Krug convinced EB-5 investors and financial services firm A&J Capital that he had taken over management of the program at the Downtown...

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Holland & Knight

Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP

Kristina Azlin

Andrew Baum

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United States of America 

Isaac Benjamin Voss

December 13, 2016Federal District Court for the District of OregonPENDING

Fraud

Beginning not later than 2011 and continuing until at least May 2015, defendant ISAAC BENJAMIN VOSS ("VOSS"), in the District of Oregon and elsewhere, defrauded investors out of approximately $3...

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Billy J. Williams

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United States of America 

Leslie R Evans 

Robert V. Matthews

March 14, 2018Federal District Court for the District of ConnecticutPENDING

Fraud

Palm Beach developer Robert Matthews and real estate attorney Leslie R. Evans have been charged with fraud for their involvement in a real estate scam that swindled $50 million from about 50...

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Leslie Robert Evans & Associates, P.A.

Leslie R Evans

South Atlantic Regional Center (SARC)

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Greystone EB-5 Holdings Corp 

The Bassuk Organization INC

GS EB5 VI LLC

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Criterion Group LLC 

Shibber A Khan

Efim Kogan

Yung Ching Siu

David Lubinitsky

11-12 30th Drive LLC

March 06, 2018New York State CourtPENDING

Breach of Contract

Plaintiffs are compelled to bring this action because Defendants have breached their contractual obligations, circumvented and undermined their agreements with Plaintiffs and induced Plaintiffs to...

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Greystone EB-5 Holdings Corp

Morrison Cohen LLP

Hon. David B. Saxe (Ret.)

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

Edwin Shaw

LLC

March 05, 2018Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkPENDING

Breach of Contract

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) deems it appropriate and in the public interest that public administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings be, and hereby are, instituted...

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Edwin Shaw

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The Bancorp Bank 

550 Seabreeze Development LLC and JAWOF 515 Seabreeze

LLC

January 25, 2018Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPENDING

Breach of Contract

Las Olas Ocean Resort, a hotel project on Fort Lauderdale beach that attracted funds from hopeful Chinese immigrants through the EB-5 visa program, has been targeted for foreclosure. The Bancorp...

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Bernstein Osberg-Braun, P.L.

Immco Investments LLC

Foley & Lardner LLP

Roger Bernstein

Kevin  Jeffers

Mark J. Wolfson, Esq.

EB-5 For Florida Regional Center

Florida Overseas Investment Center RC

168 America Regional Center

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Chinese investors 

Shuting Kang

Sophie Harrison

Shengrun International Industry Group

Inc. and SINO-USA Entrepreneur Association

Inc.

May 25, 2017Federal District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaRESOLVED

Breach of Contract

Kang is a “Chinese investor who is seeking a legal path to U.S. residency.” She alleges that Defendants Sophie Harrison, Shengrun International Industry Group, Inc., Sino-USA Entrepreneur...

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 

Allen Chi 
August 21, 2017Securities & Exchange CommissionRESOLVED

Securities Violations

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

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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Allen Chi

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Southeast Regional Center 

Moses Choi 

8th Bridge Capital

Inc.

December 22, 2017Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPENDING

Breach of Contract

Fraud

This action arises from disputes between members of a joint venture involved in the business of marketing federally-approved EB-5 projects to potential immigrant investors, primarily in Asia. As...

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Moses Choi

Gregg A. Rapoport

Southeast Regional Center

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Law Offices of Steve Qi & Associates 

December 08, 2017Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPENDING

Fraud

The SEC claims Defendant Steve Qi (“Qi”) and his law firm, Law Offices of Steve Qi & Associates, A Professional Corporation (“Law Offices of Qi”) received transaction based compensation for...

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Law Offices of Steve Qi & Associates

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Steve  Qi

Kenneth J Guido

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Chinese investors 

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AMERICAN DREAM FUND - Las Vegas Regional Center 

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Henry Global Consulting Group 

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Stockbridge Investment Company, LLC 

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Evans, Carroll & Associates, Inc.  

November 30, 2017Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPENDING

Fraud

Sixty Chinese nationals who invested in the SLS Hotel & Casino Las Vegas are suing the casino resort, claiming that none of the promises made to them during its development phase materialized....

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American Dream Fund

Evans, Carroll & Associates, Inc.

Henry Global Consulting Group

Stockbridge Investment Company, LLC

The Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Bell

AMERICAN DREAM FUND - Las Vegas Regional Center

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Chinese investors 

Gulf Coast Funds Management 

Terry Mcauliffe

Anthony Rodham

GreenTech Automotive

November 22, 2017Federal District Court for the Western District of VirginiaPENDING

Fraud

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's brother Anthony Rodham are facing a $17 million fraud lawsuit from Chinese investors in Greentech...

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Gerard Fox Law, P.C.

Gerard P. Fox

Gulf Coast Funds Management

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State of Mississippi 

Gulf Coast Funds Management 

Greentech Automotive

November 07, 2017Federal District Court for the Northern District of MississippiPENDING

Fraud

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's brother Anthony Rodham are facing a $17 million fraud lawsuit from Chinese investors in Greentech...

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Gulf Coast Funds Management

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Chinese investors 

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Investors from the United Kingdom 

Antony Sutton

Wei Wang

Xiaofeng Feng

Guangyi Xiong and Robert Connors

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Vermont EB5 Regional Center 

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development RC 
Brent Raymond 

State of Vermont Department of Financial Regulation

September 22, 2017Federal District Court for the District of VermontPENDING

Fraud

Plaintiffs on behalf of them and others file a class action lawsuit against the Vermont Regional Center and others

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Barr Law Group

Russell D. Barr

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Edward Chen

Jean Chen

GH Investment

GH Design Group

September 20, 2017Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPENDING

Breach of Contract

This matter concerns two fraudulent securities offerings carried out by 18 Edward Chen, his wife, Jean Chen, and several entities they control. In doing so, 19 they have misappropriated millions...

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Donald W. Searles

Home Paradise Regional Center

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RONALD VAN DEN HEUVEL

GREEN BOX NA DETROIT

LLC

September 19, 2017Federal District Court for the Western District of WisconsinPENDING

Breach of Contract

This case involves misrepresentations and the misappropriation of millions of dollars of investor funds by defendant Ronald Van Den Heuvel. He took advantage of investors who believed that they...

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Simon H. Ahn

Steven C. Seeger

Green Detroit Regional Center

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Shoumin Zhang

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American Franchise Regional Center 

Americana One

LLC

Emax Escrow

Inc.

John Deyong Hu

Hu & Associates

LLC

Sidney Wang and Agnes Yen

November 12, 2015Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaPENDING

Breach of Contract

Pursuant to the Joint Stipulation of the parties, and good cause being shown thereby, it is hereby ORDERED that Counter-claimant Hu & Associates, LLC’s Shoumin Zhang v. American Franchise...

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Tentexkota LLC

Deadwood Investments

Marc Oswald

Dale Morris

Timothy Conrad

Michael Gustafson

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Joop Bollen 
South Dakota International Business Institute (SDIBI) 
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South Dakota Regional Center Inc. 

November 08, 2016South Dakota State CourtPENDING

Securities Violations

A company that provided financing for a Deadwood hotel and casino through South Dakota's embattled investment-for-visa program is trying to recover $32.5 million loaned to a group of developers...

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South Dakota Regional Center Inc.

HEIDEPRIEM | PURTELL | SIEGEL | OLIVIER LAWYERS

Joop  Bollen

Scott N. Heidepriem

South Dakota International Business Institute (SDIBI)

South Dakota Regional Center Inc.

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Wei Wang

Guangyi Xiong and Xiaofeng Feng

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SHENLAW, LLC 

Jianming Shen 
August 11, 2017Federal District Court for the District of VermontPENDING

Breach of fiduciary duty

Fraud

Wei Wang, Guangyi Xiong and Xiaofeng Feng are making various claims, including malpractice and breach of contract, by attorney Jianming Shen and the Shen Law firm, records in U.S. District Court...

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Felipe Accioly Vieira

Anthony Korda 
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The Korda Law Firm 

August 25, 2017Federal District Court for the District of VermontPENDING

Breach of fiduciary duty

Fraud

Vieira’s lawsuit maintains Anthony Korda was never licensed to practice law in either Florida or Vermont. The Korda Law firm website says he is admitted to practice law in California and also...

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Barr Law Group

Anthony Korda

Russell D. Barr

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Liza Praman

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David J. Hart, P.A 

Astor EB-5 LLC

August 04, 2017Federal District Court for the Southern District of FloridaPENDING

Breach of Contract

Defendants admit that Plaintiff purports to bring this action under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Defendants deny that Plaintiff is entitled to any of the relief requested in the Complaint....

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David J. Hart, P.A

FordHarrison LLP

Rudolfo "Rudy" Gomez

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Golden Gate Global EB-5 Investment Fund 

Ying Wen

Hong Chang

Yishui Tang

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Elaine Duke

James McCament and Nicholas Colucci

August 07, 2017Federal District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaPENDING

Breach of Contract

Pursuant to the request of the parties and Local Rule 7-2, this matter is referred to a settlement conference to be scheduled by, and conducted before, Chief Magistrate Judge Spero at the earliest...

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Holland & Knight

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Daniel  B. Lundy

H. Ronald Klasko

Golden Gate Global EB-5 Investment Fund

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American Logistics International, LLC 

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Department of Homeland

Jeh Johnson

Leon Rodriguez

Kathy Baran

Nicolas Colucci

May 04, 2015Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaPENDING

Denial of petition

American Logistics International LLC filed suit in D.C. federal court against the Department of Homeland Security, alleging that the agency has capriciously chosen to deny EB-5 investor visas to...

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American Logistics International, LLC

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Department of Justice

Bradley P. Moss

American Logistics [International] Regional Center

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Empire Gateway

LLC

SANDRA DYCHE

June 30, 2017New York State CourtPENDING

Fraud

Plaintiffs, George L. Olsen ("Olsen") and Empire Gateway, LLC ("Empire"), by theirattorneys, Heller, Horowitz & Feit, P.C. as and for their Complaint against defendant SandraDyche. On or about...

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Heller, Horowitz & Feit, P.C.

George  L. Olsen, Esq.

Stuart A. Blander

New York City Regional Center

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Taher Kameli 
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Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group (CFIG) Regional Center 

AMERICAN ENTERPRISE PIONEERS

June 22, 2017Federal District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisPENDING

Fraud

Through the activities alleged in this Complaint, the Defendants, directly or indirectly, have engaged in transactions, acts, practices or courses of business which constitute violations of...

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Albukerk & Associates

Taher Kameli

Nick Albukerk

Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group (CFIG) Regional Center

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Chen Dongwu

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New York City Regional Center 

May 05, 2017New York State CourtPENDING

Fraud

Plaintiffs are unsophisticated Chinese nationals, most of whom neither speak nor read English. They sought out the American dream -- the opportunity for them and their family to live, go to school...

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George  L. Olsen, Esq.

Paul  Levinsohn, Esq.

New York City Regional Center

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LION’S PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT GROUP LLC

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Gregg D. Hayden 

NEW YORK CITY REGIONAL CENTER

LLC

HOCHE PARTNERS CAPITAL

LLC

April 08, 2011New York State CourtPENDING

Breach of Contract

Lion's Property brings this action to recover the compensation to which it is entitled under a Referral Agreement between it and Defendant NYCRC, and to compensate it for the damages created by...

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Hinckley & Heisenberg LLP

Gregg  D. Hayden

Christoph C. Heisenberg

Lion’s Regional Center

New York City Regional Center

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SEROFIM MUROFF

BLACKHAWK MANAGER

LLC

ISR CAPITAL

LLC

EQUITY RECAP ACCOUNT

LLC and DEBRA L. RIDDLE

April 28, 2017Federal District Court for the District of IdahoPENDING

Fraud

Although Muroff invested some of the money raised through the Funds for the purposes described in the offering materials—a real estate development and gold mining ventures—Muroff, through...

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Steve D Buchholz

Idaho State Regional Center

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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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Jack G. Cairl

California Investment Immigration Fund (CIIF)

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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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George Heaton

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U.S. Department of Justice 

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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Holland & Knight

Wifredo A Ferrer

George Heaton

New England Regional Center for Economic Development Inc.

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Andy Chen 
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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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Andy Chen

John D. Worland

Admiralty Sierra Regional Center

Aero Space Port International Group (ASPI Group) Regional Center

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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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Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group (CFIG) Regional Center

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JIAXI HU

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WEI REN

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JIANLI DU

JIMEI ZHANG

ZHENPING HAO

JIE CIU AND GUIYING WANG

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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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Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

John R. Christie

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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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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...

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Florida Gateway Regional Center, LLC

Raj Doobay

A. Lee Bentley III

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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Timothy L. Evans

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Emilio N.Francisco 
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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...

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PDC Capital Group

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Emilio N.Francisco

John B. Bulgozdy

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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

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Michael R. Sklaire

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RAMSEY PIMENTEL

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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...

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David J. Hart, P.A

Remer & Georges-Pierre PLLC

Anthony M. Georges-Pierre

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

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Daniel  B. Lundy

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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Joseph J. Walsh 
Kevin Wright 
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Herischi & Associates 

David Derrico 
Ali Herischi 

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

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

Clark Hill PLC

Thomas K. Ragland

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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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Mark Ivener 
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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

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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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Nicholas Mastroianni II 
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Allied Capital and Development of South Florida LLC 

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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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Berger Singerman

Allied Capital and Development of South Florida LLC

Nicholas Mastroianni II

U.S. Immigration Fund - NY

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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...

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Whittel & Melton, LLC

Jay P. Lechner Esq.

Carolina Growth 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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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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Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

William A. Davis

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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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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Sarah S. Wilson

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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...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Sarah S. Wilson

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American Life, Inc. 

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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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

John W. Berry

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

Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman LLP

Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

Joel  Burstein

Jeffrey C. Schneider

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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,...

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The AM Wealth Management Group of Raymond James

Woolmington, Campbell, Bent & Stasny, P.C.

Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

Joel  Burstein

Patrick J. Bernal

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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

Breach of Contract

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

Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Daniel  B. Lundy

Advantage America New York Regional Center

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CARLOS ENRIQUE HILLER SANCHEZ

Joel Burstein 
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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

Fraud

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

Bennett Aiello Attorneys at Law

Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

Joel  Burstein

Paul Aiello

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ALEXANDRE DACCACHE

on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated

Ariel Quiros 
Bill Stenger 
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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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Chinese investors 

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

Breach of Contract

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

Wright Law Firm, PLLC

Jason D. Wright

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Chinese investors 

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Japanese investors 

Huashan Zhang

Mayayuki Hagiwara

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

May 03, 2016Federal District Court for the District of ColumbiaPENDING

Denial of petition

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

William H. Sorrell

Vermont EB5 Regional Center

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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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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Ariel Quiros

Bill Stenger

Robert K. Levenson

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

A film and TV production company urged a Georgia federal judge on Tuesday not to impose sanctions in a now-dismissed $45 million lawsuit alleging former NBA player Theo Ratliff and others...

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Brown & Rosen LLC

Christopher L. Brown

Southern Film Regional Center

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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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Barr Law Group

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Roger Bernstein

Aboard America Regional Center

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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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Mike S. Manesh 
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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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Manesh & Mizrahi, APLC

UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Mike  S. Manesh

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Taraneh Khorrami, Esq. 
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

Taraneh Khorrami, Esq.

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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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Allen  E. Kaye

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Michael A. Bander 
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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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Bander Law Firm

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Michael  A. Bander

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Mehron P. Azarmehr 
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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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Mehron  P. Azarmehr

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Hui Feng 
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Law Offices of Feng & Associates 

December 07, 2015Federal District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaRESOLVED

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

Holmes, Taylor, Scott & Jones LLP

Hui  Feng

Andrew B. Holmes

Matthew D. Taylor

Donald W. Searles

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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

Zachary T. Carlyle

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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

Gunster

Angel A. Cortinas

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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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 Comments: 1

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Maggio + Kattar

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

JAN  PEDERSON

Ira J. Kurzban Esq.

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Chinese investors 

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

Breach of Contract

Fraud

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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 Posts: 1

Gregg H. Kanter Law Office LLC

David  Z. Lu

Gregg Kanter

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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 CourtRESOLVED

Breach of Contract

Conversion

Fraud

Misrepresentation

Negligence

Securities Violations

Defendants are alleged to have created a scheme to induce the Plaintiffs to deliver funds to Defendants, which funds were allegedly not used for the intended investment purposes and were instead...

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 Comments: 1

Hopkins & Carley

U.S. Immigration Investment Center LLC

Mahnaz Khazen

Allonn E. Levy

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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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Eillen M. Decker

Stephen Young Kang

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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 

Lobsang Dargey 
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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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Lobsang  Dargey

Bernard B. Smyth

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...

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Fritz, Byrne, Head & Gilstrap, PLLC

Daniel H. Byrne

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

Inclusive

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

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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 Comments: 2

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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Blecher Collins & Pepperman

Maxwell M. Blecher

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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J.P.Morgan Securities 

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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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Access the USA, LLC

Citi Group Inc.

J.P.Morgan Securities

Merrill Lynch

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U.S. Department of Justice 

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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Della Sentilles

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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Allied Capital and Development of South Florida LLC

Berger Singerman

Nicholas Mastroianni II

David Finkelstein

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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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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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

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Kent Lambert

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

Karen L. Matteson

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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

On September 13, 2012, plaintiffs Courtney Carlsson, et al., filed the instant complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against defendants United States Citizenship and Immigration Services...

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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

Ira J. Kurzban Esq.

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

Al-Humaid asserts at length in his briefing that the decisions of USCIS and AAO are not entitled to any judicial deference by the court, citing United States Supreme Court case law in support....

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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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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 Posts: 19

BingQing Yang

Alice L. Jensen

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...

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Helmer Friedman LLP

Gregory D. Helmer

Inland Empire Renewable Energy Regional Center

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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...

 Documents: 5
 Posts: 2

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Quartzburg Gold, LP

Robert Divine

Sarah S. Wilson

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...

 Documents: 1
 Posts: 17

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...

 Documents: 3
 Posts: 10

CanAm Enterprises, LLC

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Daniel C. Schwartz

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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 Posts: 12

USA Now Regional Center, LLC

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Timothy L. Evans

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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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Patrick M. Bryan

Intercontinental Regional Center Trust of Chicago

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