Friday, September 08, 2006

First Response Wins

I get tons of traffic from several different users all over the country that all work for these two companies.

Travis Correll & Company

Performance Systems International

As soon as someone shoots me an e-mail and explains it to me, I'll take this post down so none of you get in trouble.

Are these companies just that big, or are you guys passing my shit around to all your coworkers all the time?

I'm not complaining, believe me. I'm just really curious.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Friday, November 30, 2007
Local man admits to Ponzi scheme
Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlantan Travis E. Correll pleaded guilty Friday to multiple fraud charges related to a $100 million "Ponzi" scheme.

From late 2001 to December 2005, Correll operated an investment program known as "Horizon Establishment," which offered high monthly rates of return to investors. Correll lied and said he would invest their principal in high-yield programs with foreign banks, which were regulated differently than United States financial institutions and could pay extraordinarily generous returns.

Correll promised investors a monthly return on their investments of between 4 percent and 8 percent, and ultimately he refunded their invested principal. In less than five years, he took in more than $100 million in investment money from private investors.

Almost from the beginning, Correll operated Horizon as a Ponzi scheme, using investment money received from later investors to pay substantial returns to some of the early investors. Federal investigators estimate Correll recirculated $71 million to investors, keeping about $29 million.

But the money was never invested with any foreign banks and Correll used much of the money for his own business and personal expenses.

Correll will be sentenced Feb. 6. He faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.

"This defendant is yet another criminal who used a Ponzi scheme to scam millions from investors who thought they were making valid investments," said U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias. "We continue to warn potential investors to take every step to check out where their hard-earned money is going. Correll will now be going to federal prison."