Malecki Law is currently investigating allegations regarding a Ponzi scheme targeted by several regulators, including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which filed a civil enforcement action against Avinash Singh and nine others, including Daniel Cologero and Randy Rosseau, who reside in Florida, and Hemraj Singh, from New Jersey, concerning allegations of an almost $5 million-dollar multi-level Ponzi scheme. We are specifically interested in speaking to any affected investors in Highrise Advantage, LLC or other related investments discussed below. Upon information and belief, Mr. Singh may have been working closely with Equity Trust Company and one or more of its representatives, including Anthony (“Tony”) Sopko, who may have been helping to bring new investors into the scheme.
Mr. Singh is accused of misappropriating funds fraudulently solicited by him and his co-defendants. They allegedly used their network of contacts to prey on those within their communities. One individual charged, Surujpaul Sahdeo, was a priest who may have used his company, SR&B Enterprises, to prey on the Guyanese community and community church-goers, allegedly using their donations to fund the Ponzi scheme through Mr. Singh, who is alleged to have been a main point of contact for recruiting many investors. It is alleged that all of the funds were funneled through commodity pools set up to funnel the fraudulently solicited funds– Highrise Advantage, LLC., Green Knight Investments, LLC, Bull Run Advantage, LLC, and King Royalty, LLC.
Firms like Equity Trust Company have supervisory duties that require them to monitor both the internal and external business activities of their employees like Mr. Sopko. This is significant because Ponzi victims often do not know who to turn to, as Ponzi funds are often spent and heavily depleted by the time a Ponzi scheme falls apart and is discovered. Nevertheless, Malecki Law has decades of experience in successfully recovering millions of dollars from financial firms, such as those Malecki Law sued and successfully recovered from in Ponzi schemes perpetrated by Hector May and Robert Van Zandt.
In the case of Hector May, Malecki Law recovered millions of dollars and over the full investment losses for over 10 investors, including two pension plans. And in the case of Robert Van Zandt, Malecki Law recovered over $7.4 million in losses through the firm’s representation of 120 victims from the Bronx, New York, who fell victim to Mr. Van Zandt’s larger $35 million Ponzi scheme. Malecki Law is also presently engaged in multiple FINRA arbitrations against Pershing, LLC and others relating to a worldwide Ponzi scheme initiated by former employees of Biscayne Capital.
Malecki Law’s successful representation was featured in the media, including CBS New York’s Eye Witness News. Malecki Law has experienced attorneys who specialize in recovering investment losses for victims of financial fraud. If you have suffered investment losses with or through Equity Trust Company, Tony Sopko, Avinash Singh, or had monies solicited and lost through the Guyanese church community or Surujpaul Sahdeo, Malecki Law is interested in hearing from you. We typically work on a contingency basis and do not recover unless you do – call us for a free consultation.