New York (HedgeCo.Net) – South Florida-based hedge fund Palm Beach Finance Partners LP says it lost more than $1 billion to the company run by famed fraudster Tom Petters.
Petters headed Minnesota-based Palm Beach Finance Holdings Inc. before being charged in September with money laudering, obstruction of justice and mail and wire fraud that were used to fund his extravagant south florida lifestyle.
Petters allegedly masterminded a scheme that bilked over $3 billion out of trusting investors by setting up fake companies in which he supposedly was invested in. Petters has been slammed with lawsuits in recent months, forcing a judge to freeze any further lawsuits until things can be sorted out.
According to the Palm Beach Post, five investors in Palm Beach Finance Partners have appointed New York law firm Sadis & Goldberg to probe deeper into whether the hedge fund properly managed their funds and whether or not the highly recommended due diligence was performed.
Petters, who currently resides in a Minnesota jail far from his $9 million oceanfront mansion, insists he is innocent. He currently has over 30 civil suits pending against him.
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