Highland Park-based hedge fund manager granted bail

Chicago Tribune – Illinois hedge-fund manager Gregory Bell, who was charged with wire fraud for his role in an alleged Ponzi scheme, was granted $1.5 million bail and required to wear an electronic monitor, a federal judge in Minnesota ruled Wednesday.

Bell, founder of Lancelot Investment Management LLC, was accused Friday by U.S. prosecutors and regulators of feeding client assets to the alleged scheme run by businessman Thomas Petters. Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Keyes, citing Bell’s cooperation with authorities, ordered Bell to put up interest in his home in Highland Park to satisfy the bail.

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