Marcello Trebitsch pled guilty this week to one count of securities fraud for his role in a $6 million Ponzi scheme he ran from 2007-2014. By entering into the plea agreement, Trebitsch also agreed to pay restitution to his victims – more than $5.9 million. Trebitsch was arrested in April of this year.
Trebitsch admitted in his plea agreement that he lied to his customers, promising double-digit returns on investments with Allese Capital at little risk. He also admitted to issuing fake account statements to conceal the fact that he was only investing a fraction of his clients’ money, and the money he did invest, he was losing.
Trebitsch is the son-in-law of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was indicted on corruption charges earlier this year in February.
Meyer Wilson has provided a number of resources to help equip investors with the knowledge needed to help detect Ponzi schemes and take action if they have become the victim of one.
You can also contact an investment fraud attorney at our firm directly by dialing 888-390-6491 or filling out a free case review form to tell us what happened to you.