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Florida Hedge Fund Fraudster Remains in Federal Custody

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – A former Florida hedge fund manager is being held without bail in a West Palm Beach prison after prosecutors convinced the judge he is a flight risk. 

Attorneys for Won-Sok Lee were seeking a continuance for his arraignment on Friday so that he could find a local lawyer.  

Lee and his company, The KL Group, were accused of swindling over $200 million out of investors through their hedge funds back in 2006.  He was arrested in February after trying to board a plane from Seoul to Argentina after spending three years on the run.  

Lee and his brothers, who are currently serving lengthy prison terms, ran hedge funds out of locations in Florida and Nevada from 2000 to 2005.

Lee is facing dozens of charges, including conspiracy, money laundering, and mail and wire fraud.  His next hearing is scheduled for April 17.

Julie Scuderi
Senior Editor for HedgeCo.Net
Email: julie@hedgeco.net

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