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4 More Charges For Petters Associate; Total Now 28

The former associate of disgraced Minnesota businessman Tom Petters now faces additional federal charges in connection with Petter’s $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.

07/12/2012

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US Supreme Court Won’t Review Petters’ Conviction

The U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t take up the case of Minnesota businessman Tom Petters. In documents made public Tuesday, the nation’s highest court denied Petters’ request to review his 2009 conviction on charges he orchestrated a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme.

05/15/2012

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Petters Says He’s Innocent In Prison Interview

A Minnesota businessman convicted of engineering a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme now lives in a two-person prison cell, awakened at 6 a.m. each day by clanging door locks.

04/18/2012

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Tom Petters Breaks His Silence

For the first time since he was sentenced to 50 years in prison for orchestrating a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme, Tom Petters is breaking his silence.

04/13/2012

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Should Charities Have To Return Money Donated By Petters?; Gov. To Decide

It has been more than two years since Tom Petters was found guilty of running a $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme.

04/02/2012

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Petters Asks Full 8th Circuit To Rehear Appeal

Attorneys for Minnesota businessman Tom Petters have asked the full Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal of his conviction of running a $3.7 billion Ponzi scheme.

12/23/2011

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Appeals Court Affirms Petters Conviction, Sentence

A federal appeals court Friday upheld the 2009 conviction and 50-year prison sentence of Minnesota businessman Tom Petters, who was found guilty of orchestrating a $3.7 billion Ponzi scheme.

12/09/2011

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Petters’ Associate Vennes Faces Additional Charges

A former associate of fallen Minnesota businessman Tom Petters faces new allegations of securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering for his alleged role in a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme, according to a superseding indictment filed Tuesday.

07/19/2011

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Hedge Fund Managers Plead Guilty In Petters’ Case

Two Florida hedge fund managers have pleaded guilty to lying to investors about investments in convicted Minnesota businessman Tom Petters’ former company.

04/21/2011

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3 Men Indicted In Petters’ Fraud Case

Three Florida men were indicted in Minneapolis Federal Court on Wednesday for fraudulently marketing a hedge fund’s investments in Petters Company, Inc.

04/20/2011

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Edina Woman Pleads Guilty In Petters case

A 43-year-old Edina woman has pleaded guilty for her role in the $3.7 billion Ponzi scheme allegedly led by Tom Petters.

04/08/2011

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SEC Gets Order Freezing Petters Settlement Money

Federal regulators have won a court order against a hedge fund manager they accuse of funneling hundreds of millions of dollars from investors in his funds to the $3.7 billion Ponzi scheme run by convicted Minnesota businessman Tom Petters.

03/28/2011

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Federal Appeals Court Hears Petters Case

A federal appeals court hears oral arguments on whether Minnesota businessman Tom Petters deserves a new trial after being convicted of orchestrating a $3.7 billion Ponzi scheme.

02/17/2011

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Esme’s Blog: Denny Hecker And Tom Petters

Denny Hecker’s attorney made the point at sentencing that Denny Hecker was not like Tom Petters because for years he ran a legitimate business.

02/12/2011

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Federal Appeals Court To Hear Petters Case Feb. 17

A federal appeals court has scheduled oral arguments for Feb. 17 in the Tom Petters case.

01/18/2011

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