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Berita Hari Ini Bursa Saham Berita Analisa Analisis Real-Time After Hours Berita Pra-Market Flash Kutipan Kutipan Bagan Interaktif Setelan Bawaan Harap diperhatikan bahwa begitu Anda membuat pilihan Anda, ini akan berlaku untuk semua kunjungan masa depan ke NASDAQ. Jika, sewaktu-waktu, Anda tertarik untuk kembali ke setelan default kami, pilih Setelan Default di atas. Jika Anda memiliki pertanyaan atau mengalami masalah dalam mengubah pengaturan default Anda, silakan email isfeedbacknasdaq. Konfirmasikan pilihan Anda: Anda telah memilih untuk mengubah pengaturan default untuk Pencarian Kutipan. Ini sekarang akan menjadi halaman target default Anda kecuali jika Anda mengubah konfigurasi Anda lagi, atau Anda menghapus cookies Anda. Yakin ingin mengubah setelan Anda Kami mohon untuk meminta Harap nonaktifkan pemblokir iklan Anda (atau perbarui setelan Anda untuk memastikan javascript dan cookie diaktifkan), sehingga kami dapat terus memberi Anda berita pasar tingkat pertama Dan data yang Anda harapkan dari kami. Informasi Penerima untuk SEC v. Cook et al. . 09-cv-3333 CFTC v. Cook et al. . 09-cv-3332 dan SEC v. Beckman dkk. . Hakim Agung 11-cv-574 Michael J. Davis, Pengadilan Distrik Amerika Serikat untuk Distrik Minnesota Pertanyaan yang Sering Diajukan Penerima terus menerima sejumlah besar pertanyaan dari investor melalui email, saat dengar pendapat, dan melalui nomor 800 kami. Meskipun kami tidak dapat menjawab setiap pertanyaan yang kami terima karena berbagai alasan, kami ingin menjawab beberapa pertanyaan yang sering diajukan di sini. 24 Juni 2010 FAQ Pertanyaan 1: Apakah perjanjian pembelaan tersebut secara khusus membantu kantor Anda dalam menemukan aset Jika demikian, bagaimana As mulai hari ini, jawaban atas pertanyaan-pertanyaan ini adalah tidak. Awal tahun ini, perwakilan dari Receiver duduk dengan Trevor Cook untuk wawancara panjang mengenai apa yang dia lakukan dengan investor dengan uang. Cook menegaskan bahwa dia mengirim uang kepada investor ke Crown Forex, JDFX, Mesa Holdings, Layanan Dana JP, Capricorn, Oxford Global Managed Futures Fund, berbagai entitas Panama, berbagai entitas Swiss lainnya, dan sejumlah akun perjudian lepas pantai. Singkatnya, Cook menguatkan apa yang sudah kita ketahui dan mengkonfirmasi beberapa detail yang sebelumnya hanya merupakan kecurigaan kita. Setelah pertemuan tersebut, Cook menandatangani banyak rilis, keringanan dan surat kuasa yang menunjuk Penerima sebagai perwakilan hukumnya mengenai berbagai akun yang dia atau perusahaannya miliki di seluruh dunia. Rilis ini diaktakan di bawah standar Konvensi Den Haag dan diselenggarakan di berbagai institusi di mana akun dibuka untuk meminta informasi tentang akun, saldo dan sejarah transaksi mereka. Penggunaan rilisan, surat pernyataan dan surat kuasa yang notaris penting karena walaupun Penerima, sesuai dengan perintah Chief Judge Davisrsquo, mengendalikan aset Cook dan berbagai entitasnya di Amerika Serikat, Penerima dan perintah dasar dari Chief Judge Davis adalah Tidak dikenali di negara lain tanpa perintah dari pengadilan negara tersebut. Mendapatkan pesanan semacam itu di negara lain bisa mahal, sulit, dan dalam beberapa kasus, tidak mungkin didapat. Penerima berharap bahwa dengan rilis, keringanan dan surat kuasa yang ditandatangani oleh Cook, kami dapat lebih efektif mencari dana di luar negeri tanpa harus mengeluarkan biaya proses pengadilan yang terpisah, kecuali jika dijamin dengan fakta. Kami merencanakan wawancara lanjutan dengan Cook sebelum dia dijatuhi hukuman. Pertanyaan 2: Menurut pendapat Anda sendiri (tidak dianggap mengikat secara hukum dengan cara apapun), apakah Trevor Cook bekerja sama dengan surat dan maksud dari kesepakatan pembelaan. Pemahaman saya dari komentar yang dikutip Anda adalah bahwa dia hanya menguatkan apa yang telah Anda temukan. Lihat jawaban untuk pertanyaan 1 di atas. Surat itu dan, yang kami yakini sebagai tujuan, dari kesepakatan pembelaan tersebut adalah bahwa Cook harus sepenuhnya bekerja sama dengan kami dalam mengidentifikasi dan memulangkan investor dengan dana tertentu. Cook telah menjawab pertanyaan yang kami ajukan kepadanya dan menandatangani rilis yang kami sampaikan kepadanya. Namun, dia tidak membawa kita ke aset baru atau signifikan. Klaim dasar Cookrsquos adalah bahwa sebagian besar uang dikirim ke Crown Forex dan diperkirakan sekarang hilang karena kebangkrutannya. Cerita ini tidak masuk akal bagi kami, mengingat penyelidikan SECrsquos, seperti yang diungkapkan dalam catatan publik, dan sejumlah besar uang yang tampaknya telah lenyap ke dalam institusi perbankan, perdagangan, dan perjudian lepas pantai. Selain itu, perilaku Cookrsquos yang lalu dengan ceroboh mengeluarkan dana dari investor, mengirimkannya ke seluruh dunia, dan mencoba menyembunyikan sisanya yang melanggar Perintah Boks Aset Courtrsquos, menunjukkan pola pikirnya dalam masalah ini. Pertanyaan 3: Dalam email baru-baru ini, Fred Abrams menyinggung dengan menyetujui aktivitas Anda mengenai masalah Crown Forex. Mohon dijabarkan sebanyak mungkin dalam hal itu. Penerima memiliki panggilan panjang dengan Mr. Abrams atas permintaan para investor. Diskusi kami berpusat pada upaya publik Receiverrsquos untuk memulangkan dana dari Swiss dan negara-negara lain dan apakah bantuan Mr. Abrams dapat membantu dalam upaya ini. Receiver menghargai bantuan bantuan dari Abramsrsquo dan sedang mengevaluasi, dengan berkonsultasi dengan Chief Judge Davis, di mana Mr. Abrams paling berguna bagi Penerima. Seperti yang kami jelaskan kepada Mr. Abrams, tak lama setelah ditunjuk pada musim gugur yang lalu, Receiver mulai bekerja dengan penasihat Swiss untuk memulangkan dana investor yang dikirim ke Crown Forex dan institusi Swiss lainnya di mana uang investor mungkin dikirim. Secara khusus, Receiver bekerja dengan dua firma hukum ternama di Swiss. Satu set penasihat Swiss mengejar klaim 66 juta kasus pailit Forex Crown. Penerima menggunakan pakar Swiss lainnya untuk berinteraksi dengan berbagai lembaga keuangan dan pejabat pemerintah Swiss dalam mengejar dana investor. Misalnya, Receiver telah menemukan satu juta akun di nama Cookrsquos di bank UBS di Swiss. Akun itu dibekukan oleh otoritas kriminal Swiss yang dicurigai melakukan pencucian uang. Nasihat Swiss kami adalah penghubung kami dengan bank dan otoritas kriminal Swiss untuk memastikan bahwa dana tersebut pada akhirnya dipulangkan ke investor. Kami juga bekerja sama dengan penasihat Swiss untuk mengidentifikasi dana tambahan di Swiss melalui rilis, keringanan dan surat kuasa yang ditandatangani Cook. Kami akan terus menindaklanjuti petunjuk yang kredibel di Swiss, dan di tempat lain, sebagaimana dijamin oleh fakta dan biaya yang diantisipasi. Pertanyaan 4: Mungkinkah untuk mengungkapkan lelucon tentang persetujuan permohonan Trevor Cook dengan hanya bertanya kepadanya apakah dia telah membagikan semuanya dan kemudian mengungkapkan area di mana dia tidak benar (Sejauh ini, tidak ada yang mau menyentuh yang ini - Tapi patut dicoba.) Jika kita menemukan daerah di mana Cook belum jujur, kita akan memberitahukannya ke Pengadilan. Pertanyaan 5: Apakah upaya pemulihan terkena dampak sekali Cook dijatuhi hukuman Jika demikian, seberapa mungkin. Setelah hukuman, Cook tidak memiliki insentif untuk bekerja sama dengan Receiver kecuali jika dia yakin pemerintah akan berusaha mengurangi hukumannya berdasarkan kerja sama tersebut. Kita tidak bisa berbicara untuk pemerintah dan tidak bisa berspekulasi mengenai apakah itu sebuah kemungkinan. Pertanyaan 6: Jika Cook tidak menjelaskan kemana uangnya habis, akankah Anda dan jaksa masih menjamin bahwa dia kooperatif Sepertinya tidak benar bahwa dia dapat menolak untuk mengungkapkan ke mana uang itu pergi, melayani 20 tahun atau lebih, dan meninggalkan penjara sebagai jutawan Kami Semua tahu seberapa bagus dia menyembunyikan aset di luar negeri. Lihat jawaban atas pertanyaan 2 dan 4 di atas. Kita tidak bisa berspekulasi tentang apa yang akan dilakukan jaksa atau pemerintah. Pertanyaan 7: Saya tidak percaya bahwa dia hanya akan mendapatkan 25 tahun karena telah menghancurkan nyawa begitu banyak. Apa yang perlu terjadi jika dia melayani lebih dari 25 tahun Penerima tidak terlibat dalam tuntutan pidana, negosiasi permohonan atau kesepakatan Akhirnya tercapai antara Cook dan pemerintah. Tuduhan kriminal yang diajukan terhadap Cook membatasi jumlah waktu yang Cook dapat terima. Seperti yang dituduhkan, Cook tidak dapat dihukum lebih dari 25 tahun. Agar Cook menerima hukuman lebih dari 25 tahun, dua hal harus terjadi: Pengadilan harus menolak persetujuan pembelaan tersebut dan pemerintah harus mendapatkan surat dakwaan yang menuntut Cook dengan kejahatan yang membawa hukuman maksimum lebih dari 25 tahun. Pertanyaan 8: Berapa jumlah kerugian investor yang dilaporkan Sehubungan dengan pengakuan bersalah Cookrsquos, Petugas Percobaan Amerika Serikat telah mengirimkan permintaan untuk dampak korban dan laporan kerugian finansial dan akan menyusun daftar korban dan jumlah kerugian. Penerima belum menentukan jumlah kerugian namun keluhan SECrsquos menyatakan kerugian paling sedikit 139 juta. Kami mengantisipasi bahwa jumlah akhir yang diraih oleh Probation akan lebih besar dari 139 juta. Pertanyaan 9: Apakah Anda mengharapkan hal ini meningkat Lihat jawaban atas pertanyaan 8 di atas. Pertanyaan 10: Berapa estimasi estimasi low end Anda Aset investasi terbesar saat ini adalah klaim dalam kebangkrutan Crown Forex di Swiss, mengklaim terhadap berbagai individu dan entitas di Panama, dan mengklaim di Amerika Serikat terhadap Mesa Holdings dan Ed Baker . Sebagai tambahan, Receiver akan mengajukan klaim kepada ldquoclawbackrdquo uang yang diterima secara istimewa oleh orang lain dari Cook atau lebih dari investasi mereka. Kami mengejar aset-aset ini dengan cara yang seefisien dan se hemat biaya dan berharap bahwa upaya ini akan menghasilkan restitusi keuangan tambahan kepada investor. Namun demikian, kita tidak dapat berspekulasi tentang hasil klaim atau aset tertentu, berapa lama resolusi akan diambil, atau berapa biayanya. Selain klaim hukum, Cook membuat sejumlah investasi dengan menggunakan uang investor di berbagai entitas dan lembaga keuangan yang erat dimana nilai sekarang tidak diketahui. Ini termasuk, antara lain, JDFX, JP Fund Services, Capricorn dan Mesa Holdings. Di sini sekali lagi, kami berupaya memaksimalkan nilai investasi ini untuk dikembalikan kepada para investor meskipun saat ini kami tidak dapat berspekulasi mengenai nilai itu. Pada tanggal 23 Juni 2010, setelah memperhitungkan semua biaya dan biaya hukum yang dikeluarkan oleh Receiver termasuk yang diajukan ke Pengadilan pada tanggal 23 Juni 2010, Receiver memiliki sekitar 4 juta uang tunai (jumlah ini tidak termasuk 1 juta di UBS di Swiss). Pertanyaan 11: Berapa perkiraan Anda saat dana yang dipulihkan ini akan dikembalikan ke investor Penerima masih terlibat dalam proses pengadilan di Amerika Serikat, Panama, dan Swiss, dengan tambahan litigasi ldquoclawbackrdquo yang diantisipasi. Distribusi dana yang maksimal akan dikendalikan oleh Pengadilan, kemungkinan melalui Kantor Percobaan Amerika Serikat. Dengan mempertimbangkan upaya pemulihan aset dalam proses pengadilan, ada kemungkinan lebih dari satu putaran distribusi dapat dipesan oleh Pengadilan. Saat ini, Cook ditetapkan untuk dijatuhi hukuman pada tanggal 26 Juli 2010. Adalah hal yang umum jika menjatuhkan hukuman kepada Pengadilan agar memerintahkan restitusi kepada korban sebagaimana diidentifikasi oleh Kantor Percobaan Amerika Serikat. Mengenai jumlah dan waktu restitusi dan penanganan klaim yang spesifik, kami tidak dapat berspekulasi. Pertanyaan 12: Apa yang terjadi dengan kasus Situs web kami memberikan informasi terbaru mengenai kegiatan publik Receiverrsquos dalam kasus ini. Ini berisi pengajuan publik Receiverrsquos dan Pesanan Pengadilan yang relevan dalam kasus perdata yang dibawa oleh kasus SEC dan CFTC, serta pengarsipan dan perintah yang relevan dari kasus pidana tersebut. Kami juga menyediakan tautan ke Courtrsquos dan situs web Kejaksaan A.S. tentang kasus ini. Untuk melindungi integritas penyelidikan kami yang sedang berlangsung, kami tidak dapat mengumumkan semua upaya kami saat ini, namun kami berusaha semaksimal mungkin untuk membuat karya kami semaksimal mungkin. 29 Juni 2010 FAQ Terima kasih atas pertanyaan Anda yang terus berlanjut. Karena kami tidak ingin mengkompromikan penyelidikan kami, kami tidak dapat mengungkapkan dengan tepat apa yang telah kami lakukan, di mana kami telah melihat dan kepada siapa kami telah berbicara. Meskipun demikian, kami telah berusaha menjawab pertanyaan yang berhubungan dengan pertanyaan paling umum yang diajukan oleh Anda. Kami telah memilih pertanyaan aktual dan representatif yang telah diajukan kepada kami sebagai sarana untuk menyampaikan informasi kepada Anda. Prioritas kami adalah mencari dan mengembalikan uang yang Anda lewatkan dalam skema Ponzi ini, dan kami memfokuskan semua sumber daya kami secara langsung pada tugas-tugas tersebut. Seiring kami menginformasikan banyak dari Anda, kami berkomitmen untuk bersikap setransparan mungkin tentang pekerjaan kami, namun kami tidak dapat menggunakan sumber daya kami yang sangat terbatas untuk menanggapi pertanyaan. Kami akan melakukan yang terbaik untuk terus memberi Anda informasi secara teratur melalui gerakan, laporan penerima dan pernyataan di Pengadilan terbuka, dan sebagai tanggapan atas pertanyaan Anda dalam format Q amp A ini. Kami mengantisipasi untuk dapat menanggapi pertanyaan Anda dalam format QampA ini secara kasar setiap bulan. Pertanyaan 13: Suami saya dan saya adalah investor melalui Bo Beckman dan tanpa sepengetahuan kami Trevor Cook. Beckman, yang diwakili oleh Andy Luger, telah memberi tahu kami bahwa mereka dapat melacak investasi kami ke Crown Forex SA. Apakah Anda berencana untuk bertanya kepada Mr. Beckman atau Mr. Luger tentang investor yang memiliki uang yang bisa dilacak ke Crown Forex SA Kami telah mewawancarai Beckman tentang keterlibatannya dalam masalah ini dan meneruskan penyelidikan kami atas perannya. Selain itu, kami tidak dapat mengungkapkan rincian penyelidikan kami. Sebagaimana dibahas dalam jawaban atas pertanyaan sebelumnya dan di Laporan Penerima sebelumnya, kami telah mengajukan klaim kepada likuidator Swiss yang bertanggung jawab atas likuidasi Crown Forex untuk sekitar 66 juta atas nama entitas Penerima. Cairan Swiss mengevaluasi semua klaim tersebut dan kami menunggu keputusan mereka. Para likuidator belum memberi kami informasi selain bahwa mereka mengevaluasi semua klaim. Pertanyaan 14: Anda telah memanggil 250 orang dan pada hitungan terakhir kami mendengar Anda telah mewawancarai sekitar 50. Kapan kami akan belajar siapa yang ada dalam daftar surat panggilan dan yang telah diwawancarai Terima kasih. Kami telah melayani Perintah Courtrsquos di lebih dari 400 lembaga keuangan. Kami juga telah melayani panggilan pengadilan di sekitar 250 individu dan institusi. Kami juga mewawancarai banyak individu. Saat ini kami tidak dapat melepaskan rincian tentang siapa yang telah kami layani dan wawancarai, walaupun rincian lebih lanjut tentang kegiatan ini akan dipublikasikan dalam laporan akhir kami ke Pengadilan. Seperti disebutkan di atas, mengungkapkan informasi semacam itu pada saat ini akan membahayakan penyelidikan kami yang sedang berlangsung. Pertanyaan 15: Apakah sebagian besar klien yang mengajukan pengembalian uang pada bulan Juni sebagian besar klien Dale Madison No. Seperti yang dinyatakan dalam pengajuan pengadilan sebelumnya, sebagian besar klien yang diajukan adalah investor yang direkrut oleh Cliff Berg. Pertanyaan 16: Mengenai Gary Saunders, ada selisih 2,1 juta antara jumlah yang dikirim kepadanya dan jumlah yang diteruskan ke Panama untuk investasi kasino berdasarkan pada laporan Penerima. Mengapa Receiver setidaknya menuntutnya karena selisih 2,1 juta itu tidak mungkin menyebabkan aset di luar negeri. Dilaporkan bahwa dia pergi ke Saxo Bank di London pada bulan Oktober tahun 2009 untuk mendapatkan uang untuk proyek tersebut. Tidak mungkin dia telah memberikan pengetahuan tentang aset luar negeri. Ed Baker juga bukan legenda, namun Receiver telah mengejar dia selama 3,8M. Kami telah mewawancarai Saunders tentang keterlibatannya dalam masalah ini dan meneruskan penyelidikan kami atas perannya. Selain itu, kami tidak dapat mengungkapkan rincian penyelidikan kami. Secara umum, keputusan kami untuk mengajukan tuntutan hukum memerlukan pertimbangan dan pertimbangan hati-hati dari empat faktor berikut ini: jumlah potensi pemulihan kemungkinan mengumpulkan jumlah tersebut sehingga berhasil membuktikan klaim di pengadilan jumlah dana investor yang Akan digunakan dalam mengejar, membuktikan dan mengumpulkan klaim tersebut. Jika kita melakukan hukum setiap orang atau entitas yang berperan dalam skema Ponzi Mr Cookrsquos, kita akan dengan cepat menggunakan semua dana investor. Kita tidak bisa melakukan itu dan harus sangat bijaksana dalam keputusan kita. Pertanyaan 17: Apakah Anda tahu jika ada rencana untuk Hakim atau DOJ untuk memesan tes detektif kebohongan Kami tidak dapat berkomentar mengenai rencana Courtrsquos atau Department of Justicersquos dalam hal ini. Kami telah merekomendasikan kepada pemerintah bahwa mereka menyerahkan Cook untuk tes pendeteksi kebohongan sebelum hukumannya pada tanggal 26 Juli 2010 untuk tujuan menemukan aset. Pertanyaan 18: Apakah Penerima atau Pengadilan merencanakan untuk mengumumkan kepada publik investor dan jumlah Uang hilang Lihatlah jawaban Pertanyaan 8. Pemahaman kita adalah bahwa Hakim Rosenbaum akan mengumumkan daftar korban dan jumlah kerugian dalam kasus pidana tersebut. Pertanyaan 19: Saya mengerti bahwa ada sekitar 584 investor sejati. Jumlah investor berasal dari catatan yang didapat dari komputer Mary, namun banyak investor tersebut menutup akun mereka sebelum skema tersebut berantakan. Apakah Penerima menginvestigasi akun yang ditutup karena penutupan atau pembukuan yang sah untuk orang-orang istimewa Lihat jawaban atas Pertanyaan 18. Kami percaya bahwa ada beberapa ratus lebih banyak investor daripada 584 yang kehilangan uang dalam skema Ponzi ini. Kami menelusuri uang masuk dan keluar rekening Penerima Dana untuk memastikan bahwa hanya investor yang benar-benar kehilangan sebagian atau seluruh prinsipal mereka yang menerima restitusi. Kami juga sedang menyelidiki apakah ada orang yang menerima uang kembali seperti yang diminta atau menerima semacam keuntungan finansial, apakah ada orang yang diberi tahu tentang penyelidikan SEC atau meminta laporan mereka dikeluarkan sebagai hasil penyelidikan, dan keadaan individu yang Menguangkan akun mereka sebelum skema tersebut berantakan dan jumlah yang mereka terima sehubungan dengan jumlah uang yang mereka masukkan. 12 Agustus 2010 FAQ Pertanyaan 20: Mengapa tidak ada distribusi 6 sampai 7 juta kepada investor yang telah Menunggu satu terjadi Tampaknya bagi saya bahwa jumlah distribusi tampaknya semakin kecil karena biaya Anda. Biaya itu nampaknya sangat biasa tapi penemuan dana tambahan belum terjadi. Waktu dan jumlah distribusi akan diarahkan oleh Pengadilan. Saya tidak memiliki kontrol atas kapan dan berapa banyak untuk mendistribusikan. Namun, ada beberapa bagian dari pertanyaan ini yang bisa saya rujuk. Pertama, perumahan Penerima tidak semakin kecil. Sebaliknya, saat ini setidaknya dua kali lebih besar seperti saat Pengawal dimulai dan ini mencakup semua biaya dan ongkos. Selain itu, dana tambahan ditambahkan secara reguler ke perkebunan. Kedua, biaya dibayar secara reguler karena ada banyak karyawan yang telah bekerja tanpa kenal lelah atas nama para investor. Karyawan ini harus dibayar. Mereka telah melakukan sejumlah besar kerja keras untuk menemukan, mengambil dan melikuidasi aset. Anda bisa melihat beberapa, tapi tentu saja tidak semua, kerja keras itu tercermin dalam aset yang terus-menerus ditemukan dan ditambahkan ke lingkungan Penerima Perwalian dan dalam pengarsipan substansial yang dibuat sampai saat ini, semuanya ditujukan untuk tujuan yang sama. Selain itu, orang-orang di tim saya telah bekerja dengan tarif diskon di seluruh Kurator dan terus melakukannya. Ketiga, biaya dan biaya Receivershipququos diteliti oleh SEC, CFTC dan kantor Kejaksaan Amerika Serikat setiap bulan dan disetujui oleh Pengadilan hanya setelah meninjau ulang secara penuh dan cermat catatan tagihan dan biaya yang sangat rinci. Catatan rinci ini tidak dapat dipublikasikan karena mereka menetapkan spesifisitas upaya yang terus menerus dilakukan oleh Receiverrsquos. Rincian upaya berkelanjutan kami harus tetap dirahasiakan karena pengungkapan publik dapat membahayakan penyelidikan kami dan, akibatnya, kemampuan kami untuk memulihkan aset bagi korban. Kami setransparan mungkin dalam merinci semua yang kami bisa dalam mosi mengajukan tuntutan publik ke pengadilan mengenai pengambilan dan pembubaran aset, klaim terhadap pihak ketiga dan permintaan pembayaran biaya dan pada audiensi mengenai mosi tersebut. Anda dapat yakin bahwa jika Penerima Hadiah tidak menambahkan nilai, Pengadilan tidak mengizinkannya melanjutkan atau menyetujui pembayaran atas usaha kami. Keempat, lebih dari setengah dari total biaya sampai saat ini tidak ada hubungannya dengan biaya saya. Mereka harus berurusan dengan penyelidik, spesialis komputer, ahli pajak, akuntan, ahli forensik, penilai, penjaga keamanan, perusahaan asuransi, pelelang lelang, pegawai gudang, kontraktor, kreditor perdagangan, pengacara, perancang web, dan perusahaan manajemen. Biaya juga berhubungan dengan mempekerjakan personil yang diperlukan untuk membantu kami menemukan dan memulangkan aset di lahan asing seperti Panama, Kanada, dan Swiss. Semua pengeluaran ini penting untuk mandat saya untuk menemukan, melestarikan, dan mengembalikan aset kepada investor. Terakhir, enam atau tujuh juta yang Anda bicarakan hanya dua sampai tiga juta tanpa usaha kita. Pertanyaan 21: Kami, yang berada dalam tuntutan hukum terhadap Entrust dan mungkin Associated Bank, awalnya mengajukan tuntutan terhadap Entrust sebelum tindakan penegakan CFTCSEC dan sebelum Penerima Diterapkan. Jack Harper, seorang pengacara untuk beberapa investor, bertemu dengan SEC, CFTC, dan Anda (the Receiver) untuk mendiskusikan posisi Anda karena berkaitan dengan klaim yang akan kami jalani terhadap Entrust, Associated Bank, dll. Setelah Jack menerima jaminan Dari Anda, SEC, dan CFTC bahwa masa tinggal dalam kasus federal tidak mempengaruhi hak kami untuk mengajukan tuntutan hukum pribadi terhadap organisasi-organisasi ini atau orang-orang yang tidak akan Anda kejar, dan tidak akan ada tuntutan apapun terhadap uang yang kami dapat Untuk mendapatkan, kami memutuskan untuk bergabung dalam tuntutan hukum tersebut. Kami telah menginvestasikan banyak waktu dan ribuan dolar dengan pemahaman bahwa setiap hasil yang mungkin tidak akan berdampak pada apapun yang akan kami dapatkan dari kurir. Karena kita mendengar hal yang sebaliknya sekarang, bisa tolong jelaskan kepada saya apa yang terjadi untuk mengubah ini. Apakah ada kesalahpahaman pada awalnya Apakah keadaan berubah Apakah Anda mendapatkan beberapa informasi baru yang mengubah posisi Anda dalam hal ini Jelas ada kesalahpahaman sejak awal. Posisi saya tidak berubah sejak awal Kurikulum dan tidak ada perubahan keadaan. Saya percaya bahwa berdasarkan hukum Anda berhak untuk melakukan restitusi dalam jumlah yang sama dengan, namun tidak lebih dari kerugian sebenarnya Anda. Dan, dalam kasus seperti ini dimana tidak ada cukup uang untuk membayar semua korban secara penuh, jumlah restitusi akan sebanding dengan kerugian Anda yang sebenarnya. Sejauh Anda memulihkan jumlah apapun, jumlah itu tidak lagi menjadi kerugian. Oleh karena itu, Anda tidak berhak mendapatkan restitusi untuk apa yang telah Anda pulihkan. Ini adalah hukum dan telah menjadi hukum restitusi selama berabad-abad. Lihat 18 U.S.C. Sekte 3664 (j) (2) (ldquo) Jumlah yang dibayarkan kepada korban di bawah perintah restitusi harus dikurangi dengan jumlah yang kemudian dipulihkan sebagai ganti rugi ganti rugi atas korban yang sama di negara bagian Federal atau Negara Bagian manapun). Saya tidak akan dan tidak dapat menyetujui sesuatu yang berbeda. Seperti yang saya sampaikan kepada Pak Harper saat kami bertemu di awal masa Penerima, tinggal di SEC dan kasus CFTC tidak berdampak pada hak Anda untuk mengajukan tuntutan hukum pribadi kepada Entrust and Associated Bank. Karena tuntutan hukum semacam itu tidak akan berdampak pada perkebunan Penerima, saya memberi tahu Pak Harper bahwa Penerima tidak keberatan dengan investor yang melakukan tindakan pribadi terhadap entitas ini. Namun, saya tidak pernah memberi tahu Pak Harper bahwa uang yang mungkin Anda dapatkan melalui tuntutan hukum pribadi tidak akan dikurangkan dari klaim Anda atas restitusi dari Penerima. Memang, masalah ini tidak pernah muncul dalam diskusi kita. Mengingat bahwa undang-undang restitusi sudah diselesaikan dengan baik dan sangat jelas bahwa korban berhak untuk melakukan restitusi tapi hanya sampai jumlah kerugian yang sebenarnya diderita dan tidak lebih, tidak ada alasan bagi Pak Harper dan saya untuk mendiskusikan apa Akan terjadi jika ada pemulihan. Dalam pikiran saya, itu selalu bahwa jika investor pulih di luar Kurator maka mereka telah mengurangi kerugian mereka dengan jumlah pemulihan. Dengan kata lain, investor tidak dapat mengajukan klaim ke Receiver dimana mereka telah pulih untuk kerugian yang sama. Jika Anda berhasil dalam tuntutan hukum pribadi Anda terhadap Entrust and Associated Bank, Anda pasti akan menyimpan uang yang akan Anda pulihkan. Anda tidak akan membagikannya dengan korban lainnya. Karena itu, kecuali jika Anda bersedia membagikan uang yang Anda pulihkan dengan semua korban penipuan, maka klaim restitusi Anda harus dikurangi dengan apa yang Anda simpan. Juga, perlu dicatat lagi bahwa hal tersebut di atas adalah pandangan saya tentang hukum restitusi dan bagaimana distribusi harus dihitung. Namun, saya bukan pengacara Anda dan saya tidak menasihati Anda seperti itu. Pada akhirnya, pertanyaan mengenai ukuran dan waktu dari setiap distribusi akan diputuskan oleh Pengadilan. Pertanyaan 22: Saya adalah salah satu orang malang yang menjadi korban penipuan Cook Kiley. Mereka telah mencuri sebagian besar tabungan hidup saya dan pada usia 64 tahun saya tidak akan pernah bisa pulih dari ini. Pengacara kami Jack Harper dari Messerli amp Kramer, P.A. Telah menasehati kita bahwa Anda telah mengumpulkan 6,7 juta dan bisa membuat distribusi parsial jika begitu cenderung. Anda akan membantu saya dan saya menduga banyak orang lain lebih dari yang bisa Anda bayangkan jika Anda setuju untuk melakukan pendistribusian sebagian. Keputusan untuk membuat sebagian distribusi bukan milikku untuk dibuat. Pengadilan akan memutuskan kapan harus melakukan distribusi. Meskipun demikian, saya pasti akan menyampaikan situasi dan kekhawatiran Anda kepada Pengadilan. Pertanyaan 23: Jika klien mengeluarkan biaya atau biaya untuk mengajukan klaim pihak ketiga, apakah biaya ini akan diimbangi dengan jumlah pemulihan pihak ketiga yang diukur oleh Penerima No. Seorang investor yang memilih untuk melibatkan atau Pengacaranya sendiri untuk tujuan memulihkan diri dari kecurangan tersebut bertanggung jawab atas biaya dan ongkos pengacara sendiri. Pertanyaan 24: Jika jawaban ke No. 23 adalah ldquono, bagaimana biaya yang dikeluarkan untuk mengajukan klaim pihak ketiga dimasukkan ke dalam analisis distribusi. Lihat di atas. Biaya investorrsquos yang timbul dalam mengejar klaim pihak ketiga tidak akan dimasukkan dalam analisis distribusi. Pertanyaan 25: Akankah offset menjadi 100, atau apakah Receiver akan mempertimbangkan persentase offset yang lebih kecil sebagai bagian dari rencana distribusi offset akan menjadi 100 dari pemulihan apapun. Pertanyaan 26: Jika klien kami tidak mengembalikan seluruh investasi mereka dari pihak ketiga, dan jumlah pemulihan ditambah distribusi pro rata dari Receiver tidak membuat klien wholerdquo berkenaan dengan kerugian mereka, akankah offset tetap Pertanyaan 27: Bagaimana posisi Receiverrsquos berkenaan dengan investor yang memiliki klaim pihak ketiga yang belum terselesaikan pada saat Receiver membuat distribusi akhir Investor tersebut akan dibayar secara pro rata namun investor tersebut akan berkewajiban untuk mengembalikan jumlah tersebut. Didistribusikan kepada mereka sampai jumlah yang diperoleh dari pihak ketiga manapun. Pertanyaan 28: Bagaimana penghakiman Trevor Cook mempengaruhi usaha investigasi dan pemulihan Anda Tidak mungkin memiliki pengaruh yang signifikan. Sampai saat ini, Mr. Cook belum mengungkapkan aset signifikan yang tidak kami ketahui. Pertanyaan 29: Karena penemuan terakhir, orang mendapatkan gagasan kreatif tentang di mana Trevor Cook mungkin menyembunyikan aset lain. Apakah Trevor mempertanyakan tentang aset tersembunyi tambahan di tempat lain Karena dia berasal dari Investment Rarities dan bisnis koin emas lainnya, bagaimana kita tidak tahu bahwa mereka memiliki aset tersembunyi yang juga ada puluhan kali di tempat yang berbeda. Mr. Cook telah banyak mempertanyakan semua aset yang kita Menyadari dan apakah dia memiliki aset tersembunyi di manapun dan dengan siapa pun di seluruh dunia. Dia mengklaim bahwa tidak ada aset tersembunyi di manapun. Namun, baru-baru ini, dia mengungkapkan aset tersembunyi (200.000 uang tunai dan sekitar 200.000 koin perak dan emas) yang disembunyikan saudaranya. Tidak ada cara bagi kita untuk mengetahui apakah ada lebih banyak aset tersembunyi. Pertanyaan 30: Apakah jalan rahasia di mansion dicari Apakah digeledah di balik dinding dengan beberapa jenis pemindai Ya. Pencarian manual ekstensif dilakukan namun, mengingat sumber daya kami yang terbatas, dan analisis biaya-manfaat berkelanjutan, kami tidak terlibat dalam jenis pencarian apa pun yang tidak memiliki alasan untuk kami percaya akan memberikan hasil. Kami tidak punya alasan untuk percaya bahwa pencarian rumah besar dengan pemindai akan menemukan aset tersembunyi apa pun. Pertanyaan 31: Cook memberi Gary Saunders 9,8 juta untuk membeli tanah Panama Bay, namun penjual tanah tersebut hanya menerima 7,7 juta, menurut Laporan Status Ketiga Penerima. Dapatkah clawbacks digunakan untuk mendapatkan kembali 2.1 juta dari Saunders Atau, dapatkah proses penemuan dari Saunders dari Summary Prosceeding digunakan untuk mengekstrak sebuah akuntansi yang dapat diverifikasi mengenai 2,1 juta Saunders dan lokasi 2.1 juta yang masih dalam penyelidikan dan Kami tidak bisa berkomentar lebih jauh saat ini. Pertanyaan 32: Apakah Cook bertanya dalam tes detektif kebohongan tentang kira-kira 44 juta yang terpisah dari uang investor (dugaan keuntungan perusahaan yang Kiley ceritakan dan tentang Cook katakan kepada orang lain tentangnya) Kami tidak dapat menanggapi pertanyaan mengenai tes detektor kebohongan karena kami Tidak melakukan tes semacam itu Pertanyaan tersebut harus ditujukan ke Kantor Kejaksaan Amerika Serikat dan FBI. Pertanyaan 33: Apakah Cook menguji tentang CFX SA, pembayaran bertahap, dll. Lihatlah tanggapan terhadap Pertanyaan 32. Pertanyaan 34: Sudahkah Anda mewawancarai Beckman dengan duga bahwa dia dan Cook saling membenci. Mungkinkah dia tidak memiliki beberapa bukti yang memberatkan Kami telah mewawancarai Beckman. Dia masih dalam penyelidikan dan kami tidak bisa berkomentar lebih jauh saat ini. Pertanyaan 35: Bagaimana kinerja Cookrsquos dalam tes detektor kebohongan mempengaruhi tawaran pembelaannya Kami bukan pihak yang mengajukan permintaan tawar-menawar dan tidak dapat berkomentar mengenai kinerja Cookrsquos atau pengaruhnya terhadap tawar-menawar permintaan. Itu adalah masalah yang harus diputuskan oleh Hakim Rosenbaum. Kesepakatan tersebut mengharuskan kerja sama Cookrsquos dengan Receiver dalam memulihkan aset. Jika diminta oleh Mahkamah untuk mengomentari rekaman tersebut, saya akan melakukannya. Pertanyaan 36: Saya telah mendengar Kiley dan Mahmoud tidak kooperatif dalam wawancara mereka. Minta mereka memberikan informasi bermanfaat kepada Anda atau agen apa pun seperti FBI Mr. Kiley yang meminta hak Amandemen Kelimanya saat kami mencoba mewawancarainya. Dia belum memberikan informasi yang bermanfaat. Mahmoud dipanggil untuk meminta dokumen dan diwawancarai. Kami tidak bisa memberikan komentar lebih lanjut saat ini. Setiap pertanyaan mengenai apakah instansi pemerintah (seperti FBI) ​​telah menerima informasi harus diarahkan ke Kantor Kejaksaan A.S. atau agen secara langsung. Pertanyaan 37: Jaksa Joe Dixon mengatakan pada pertemuan 12 Juli bahwa Cook pernah dihukum, kemungkinan akan ada perintah restitusi dan penggantian sebagian. Karena ringkasan tindakan terhadap klien pilihan untuk 7,4 juta dan perkembangan terakhir lainnya, dapatkah Anda berbicara mengenai kemungkinan pencairan dan perkiraan jumlah yang tidak dapat saya lakukan. Hakim Ketua Davis dan Hakim Rosenbaum akan memutuskan apakah pencairan sebagian akan dilakukan, kapan akan dilakukan, dan jumlahnya (jika ada). Pertanyaan 38: Apa yang telah ditemukan tentang hubungan antara Crown Forex SA dan CGI Forex Kami tidak memiliki yurisdiksi di luar Amerika Serikat sehingga kami tidak dapat memutuskan baik Crown Forex atau CGI Forex untuk mempelajari hubungan mereka. In addition, the Swiss liquidators have not provided us with any information or documents from Crown Forex so we have no means of ascertaining the relationship between the two companies. From evidence received from Receivership entities, it appears both Crown Forex and CGI were being run by the same people and as part of the same group of companies. Question 39: What is the status of the investigation in Mauritius concerning Basel Financial owned by the same consortium as Crown Forex SA albeit sans Cook Because of the connection, how might it help us See the response to Question 38. We have no jurisdiction outside the United States. Although we cannot comment specifically on Basel Financial, we have received requests from government agencies regarding our knowledge of various entities outside the United States and have given our complete cooperation in hopes that additional money can be recovered for Cookrsquos victims. Question 40: Could you give an opinion of how Cookrsquos recent lie detector performance might affect his plea or what your recommendation to Judge Rosenbaum might be No. Judge Rosenbaum has been kept fully informed of the scope and details of Cookrsquos interaction with the United States Attorneyrsquos Office and with us. If Judge Rosenbaum requests my opinion on the record, I will provide it. Otherwise, I have no comment. Question 41: Would it benefit your investigation if the sentencing were further delayed and if others were charged At a certain point, there is nothing further to be gained by delaying Cookrsquos sentencing. As to charging others, that is not within the area of my responsibilities and I do not want to speculate on who might be charged and how that might impact our investigation. Question 42: What is the status of James Pieron of JDFXIB Tech of whom Cook invested 15 million and who held the partner stock What about the other European brokerages who have been identified as holders of registry funds James Pieron has put JDFX into liquidation claiming that the adverse publicity surrounding Cook has destroyed his business. We are investigating this matter further and evaluating our options. As to the other European brokerages, we have no jurisdiction outside the United States. At our request, Cook executed general powers of attorney to further our ability to repatriate foreign assets. We have received information and documents from some foreign institutions and are still in the process with others. September 23, 2010 FAQ Question 43: Do we yet know the potential benefits ARIF Association Romande des Intermeacutediaires Financiersmdasha self-regulated non-profit private rights association in Geneva, Switzerland dedicated to the prevention and the fight against laundering registration and Swiss regulation might have for our matter No. We are still waiting for the Swiss Liquidators of Crown Forex SA to provide us with information regarding the 66 million claim submitted to them on behalf of UBS Diversified. To date, we have received no information from the Swiss Liquidators. Until we receive information, there is nothing that we can provide to ARIF. As we mentioned in our previous answers, we do not have jurisdiction outside the United States. Accordingly, we cannot compel any person or entity outside the United States to comply with our requests. Question 44: Was there any applicable insurance in connection with Crown Forex We do not know. We have not received any documents whatsoever from Crown Forex, S.A. including any that might relate to any insurance that it may have had. Nonetheless, any possible claims for insurance or other compensation are premature until the claim with the Swiss liquidators has been decided. Question 45: Why is the interim distribution set at 2,250,000 rather than the full amount of 5,427,265 My thought, along with most other victims, was to get OUR money back before it is all used up on fees, etc. That doesn39t seem to be the case. So far the victims have gotten 0.00. Expenses and fees incurred to date are 2,281,519. Does that seem fair The interim distribution is designed to provide some measure of relief for victims before the Receivership is concluded and a final distribution is made. Those working on behalf of the Receivership have added value to the Receivership and it is fair that they receive reasonable compensation for their efforts. When the Receivership began there was only approximately 1.9 million cash available for all the victims. Today there is 5,427,256 in cash. That is a net gain of 3,627,256. The net gain does not include other substantial amount of work that the Receivership staff has been done on behalf of the victims. This other work includes tracking down additional Receivership assets, filing motions to retrieve and liquidate those assets, litigating in Panama, working with U.S. Probation, the FBI, the IRS, the SEC and CFTC, helping investors submit and substantiate claims for restitution, and preparing for an interim distribution. The Receiver, his staff, and his vendors, continue to work at a discounted rate to minimize the burden on the investors to the extent possible. In some cases, the Receiver has been able to secure critical services to the Receivership at no cost whatsoever. The interim distribution alone is more than the 1.9 million that would have been available but for the Receivership. The interim distribution is 2,250,000 in civil restitution plus 362,700 in criminal restitution, for a total of 2,612,700. (The 362,700 available for criminal restitution is a Receivership asset that Chief Judge Davis has authorized to be used for criminal restitution.) If the entire 5,427,256 is distributed now as you suggest, there would be no money left to fund the clawback actions against those who received preferential treatment, the clawback actions against the mortgage companies, the Panama litigation, the retrieval of money from Switzerland, the sale of the Canadian property and the retrieval of those assets, or the orderly and equitable distribution of money to the more than 800 victims in this fraud. A full distribution will end the Receivership immediately and end any chances of recovering the preferential payments, the Panamanian assets, the Canadian assets or the Swiss funds, which in turn are worth somewhere between 5 to 10 million. Please note that any victim is free, at any time, to ask Chief Judge Davis to terminate the Receivership. Question 46: Trevor Cook hired and paid a team of lawyers hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend himself with victims39 money. Why isn39t that being clawed back Why is it any different than clawing back salaries, commissions, etc. as stated in the Receiver39s Fifth Status Report The Court decided this issue in January 2010 and ruled that the lawyers had earned the money and were entitled to keep it. Question 47: How is the clawing back of commissions going to work if the sales representative received more in commissions than he or she quotinvestedquot with Cook Are you going to sue the sales representative for the full amount of the commissions Can the sales representative avoid paying this back by declaring bankruptcy What if the sales representative claims he or she spent the money and can39t pay it back What steps will you take to prevent him or her and others similarly situated from hiding money As stated in our answer to Question 16, the Receiver39s actions are governed by the Court39s Orders and a cost-benefit analysis on a case-by-case basis. Unless we can foresee a net gain for the Receivership estates, we will not take legal action on a given matter. In short, our mandate is to maximize the recovery for the victims. At a minimum, the Receiver will make adjustments to any claims submitted by sales representatives (or others who received money or other benefits from the Receivership entities) to reflect the Receivership assets they have already been paid. The Receiver cannot advise what sales representatives may or may not do other than to reiterate that they, like every other individual or entity with Receivership assets, are governed by the Court39s Orders. Question 48: Trevor Cook had key associates or plausibly, accessories, co-conspirators and accomplices, who have yet to be charged, even a year after the news of the crime hit the press. Now that Cook has been sentenced, is it plausible that the investigation will wind down due to lack of resources, leaving Cook39s associates free to bank our money or assets purchased with our money For example, the Receiver is aware of an alleged accessory to Cook39s crime, who holds an interest in foreign land purchased around 2008 using funds mostly, if not entirely traceable to Cook. Purportedly, in 2008, this individual did not have sufficient personal assets to purchase such a real estate interest, leaving us to suspect that his real estate interest must have been a gratuity from Cook in return for that individual39s complicity. No individual should be allowed to walk away with ill gotten gains or assets racked up by helping Cook secure investors to fleece, launder money, or by other wrongful acts. That is not just or equitable. If the Receiver cannot or will not pursue such assets, could the Receiver suggest a way for the public to do so As stated in the answer to Question 47, the Receiver is governed by the Court39s Orders and a cost-benefit analysis in everything we do. Some meritorious claims cannot reasonably be pursued because the cost of litigation would outweigh any potential recovery. Other meritorious claims have not been pursued because, although there is a potentially high judgment, it would probably not be collectible. We understand investors39 frustrations on these pointsmdashand share them. We would like to ensure that no one be allowed to gain from this fraud, no matter how small the gain. However, we must remain focused on our goal of maximizing recovery for the victims and leave pursuit of wrongdoers and ill-gotten gains to the government authorities. At some point which likely will be in the next year or so, we will have exhausted the claims that make sense for us to litigate. At that point, the Receiver will ask Chief Judge Davis to terminate the Receivership. The public can thereafter continue to urge the SEC, the CFTC and the United States Attorney39s Office to pursue charges or claims against any of Cook39s associates and assets that might still exist. October 20, 2010 FAQ Question 49: On the FAQ page of your site you mention a 66 million claim submitted on behalf of UBS in the Swiss bankruptcy of Crown Forex. How would the payment of this claim affect the victims of this case Furthermore, when are these claims supposed to be paid or rejected We have inquired, but have yet to receive information from the Swiss authorities about how or when they will process the claim. Question 50: You state that you are actually only going after 5 to 10 million more How did we go from 66 million to 5million As explained in Question 49, the 66 million figure relates to the claim that UBS submitted in the Swiss bankruptcy of Crown Forex. Because that claim is being handled in confidence by the Swiss government, we do not have any estimation of whether that claim will be recognized or if so, in what amount. We are not optimistic about the chances of any recovery on the 66 million claim pending before the Swiss liquidators and therefore have not included it in any of our projections. The 5 to 10 million referenced in response to Question 45 relates to actions where we have information or control. Specifically, the 5 to 10 million includes our estimated returns on the clawback actions in Chief Judge Davis39 Court, as well as the litigation in Panama, sale of the Rainy Lake property in Canada, and expected return of approximately 1 million the Receiver found in an account Cook held at UBS in Switzerland. Question 51: Why do you keep saying we have no jurisdiction outside of the United States Haven39t you hired overseas lawyers to work on our behalf Is there anybody (i.e. FBI) that WOULD have jurisdiction outside of the US We cannot impose American laws on foreign countries. Each country is a sovereign nation and has its own laws and procedures. There is no court, governmental agency or law enforcement agency in the United States that has any jurisdiction in a foreign country. There are a number of mutual assistance treaties in which one government can ask another government for help. But these are merely requests and cannot be mandated. In addition, these requests take years and perserverance to yield results. We have asked for the assistance of foreign authorities but are at their mercy as to if, when, and how they will help and the extent of any help that they might offer. Our overseas lawyers are assisting our efforts in Panama, Canada, and Switzerland, but they cannot compel anyone to comply with our requests unless we have a good faith factual and legal basis to (1) invoke the mutual assistance treaties in place in their respective countries or (2) file a lawsuit under the laws of their respective countries as was done in Panama and Canada. If we were to hire overseas lawyers to follow-up on every possible lead, hunch, or speculative tip that we have received, we would very quickly deplete all the assets of the Receiver Estate. We have hired overseas lawyers only where we have identified specific and existing assets and where we believe we have a good chance of recovery, such as, in Panama, Canada, and Switzerland. Question 52: I am writing after reading Dan Browning39s recent article in the Star Tribune on October 18, 2010. I sent a completed form and documents to Justin Delfino in Chicago and also completed a separate claim to you via certified mail. The documents sent to you included copies of bank cashier checks, other checks and bank documents to substantiate the amount I actually deposited with Pat Kiley. I have not heard anything back from you indicating that my claim has been accepted or verified, is lacking documentation, is incomplete, or is inaccurate with respect to the amount that I demonstrated that I had deposited. The article states that out of 1,200 investors, the Receiver has only verified 668 claims, with losses totaling 142 million. In light of the fact that it appears you will be asking Chief Judge Davis to set a deadline of January 14, 2011 for investors to file a claim, and that many investors have filed incomplete claims and others failed to account for withdrawals, how do we know if our claim has been accepted or verified or if you need additional documentation to clarify any possible irregularities before the possible cut-off date As soon as the Court approves the interim distribution and the procedures for claim processing and final accounting, which we expect to be in early November 2010, we will send out letters to all known investors. The letters will inform investors whether they will be receiving an interim distribution and, if so, the amount of their recognized claim and the amount of the pro-rata interim distribution that they will receive. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us by telephone on the Receiver hotline (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129) or email (infocookkileyreceiver ) to confirm that we have all the information from you that is necessary to process your claim. Question 53: I am interested in entering into an agreement with you for a finder39s fee for all bank accounts found in foreign countries held by any of the individuals involved in the Oxford Global Ponzi Scheme, including but not limited to: Cook, Kiley, Beckman, Durand, Saunders, etc. I am requesting 10 of all monies found by me and returned to the USA by you for disbursement to the victims. Are you willing to consider this offer Unless you actually find a foreign account that we are not aware of and you actually provide substantial assistance in successfully returning the funds in that account to us in the United States, then your offer has no value to us. If you are able to locate such an unknown account and you in fact substantially assist us in successfully repatriating the money to the Receivership, then we would be willing to pay a finder39s fee of no more than 3. Question 54: If I am an investor who worked for Cook and received some form of compensation or other benefit from Cook, will I get an interim distribution No. We are in the process of adjusting your claim to take into account the amount of cash or other benefits that you have already received from Cook. After your claim is adjusted, we will notify you of our determination and provide you with an opportunity to be paid out based on that amount or contest our determination. In the final accounting, all investor claims will be adjusted to ensure that everyone, employee or not, receives an equal pro rata share in proportion to the amount that they have actually lost. Question 55: Henry Mahmoud, at the hearing, told an investor that it was still possible for Cook to communicate with one of his minions concerning the transfer of funds to hidden locations. Is this true What steps have been taken to prevent this from happening We do not and cannot know the veracity of such statement. Cook is under Court Order to disclose and return all assets. It is our understanding that all telephone calls to and from the jail are monitored. However, there is no way to prevent Cook from communicating with the outside world. Not all of his constitutional rights are terminated by his imprisonment. Question 56: At the hearing Kiley compared our matter to the REFCO theft, where he alleges that most of the money was found in an offshore bank in Pakistan. What credence do you place in this possibility Question 57: Please confirm how my share of recovered assets will be determined. The final amount you will receive cannot be determined yet, but reasonable estimates of your percentage are possible. The general formula we will follow is: Until the final accounting is completed, we cannot say exactly what the total amount of all recognized claims will be, but it will likely be somewhere between 150 to 160 million. With this estimate, investors should be able to get an approximate calculation of their percentage of the total recovery. November 29, 2010 FAQ Question 58: Why are you not optimistic about the potential recovery of the 66 million Crown Forex claim The Swiss authorities took over and are liquidating Crown Forex SA because it was insolvent and incapable of paying its creditors. Question 59: How many times and in what manner have you contacted the Swiss Liquidators regarding the 66 million claim We have attempted on many occasions to contact the Swiss Liquidators by correspondence, telephone and personal contact through two different sets of Swiss counsel that we have retained to assist us in Switzerland. The liquidators have treated the Crown Forex SA bankruptcy as highly confidential and have not shared any substantive information with us. They informed us that they could not provide us with any information until such time as they had completed their claim review process. Once that process is completed, they will draw up and publish a schedule of accepted claims. They said that this process will take time measured in months. The most recent information we have is that the liquidators are preparing to finalize the inventory of assets and liabilities of Crown Forex SA. The draft inventory will then be submitted for approval to the Swiss financial market authority, FINMA. Once approved by FINMA, each deemed creditor of Crown Forex SA will be informed if its claim has been accepted or rejected. Creditors whose claims have been rejected by the liquidators will have a right to sue the bankruptcy estate to overturn this rejection. The inventory of claims will be made available to all creditors, which will also have a possibility to challenge other creditorsrsquo claims, but not to the general public. These next steps are expected to happen in 2011. Question 60: Since you have been unsuccessful in securing even a response from the Swiss liquidators handling the 66 million Crown Forex claim (i.e. how they will evaluate the claim, when the claim will be decided, etc.) perhaps we can help. If you provided us with the contact info for the liquidators, we could all contact them every day until they responded. Perhaps having the faces behind the names would compel them to respond. The Swiss liquidators contact information can be found at crownforex.info .daggerDagger Question 61: ldquoThere are a number of mutual assistance treaties in which one government can ask another government for help. But these are merely requests and cannot be mandated. In addition, these requests take years and perseverance to yield results.rdquo Have we made these requests If the receivership is not pursuing these assistance treaties, we would like to know how to do it and who to contact so that we can continue to pursue this once the receivership is terminated. Requests under a mutual legal assistance treaty, or MLAT, can only be made by one government to another government. Because the Receiver is not part of the government, he cannot make an MLAT request. We understand, however, that the United States Attorneyrsquos Office has made an MLAT request to the Swiss authorities. For more information, please direct your inquiries to the United States Attorneyrsquos office at 612-664-5600. We have requested the SECrsquos Office of International Affairs (ldquoOIArdquo) to formally request the Swiss Authorities to assist us in our investigation and to help repatriate any assets that are found in Switzerland. OIA has made this request and we are awaiting a response from the Swiss authorities. Question 62: What are the tax consequences of the distribution checks for those investors who had the money in IRAs The IRS directed us to publication 202-45, and it appears that the IRS may treat the distribution checks as disbursements from the IRA accounts and, for anyone under the age of 59.5 years, charge a 10 penalty on the distribution checks from the Receiver. To ensure that the distribution is not a taxable transaction and avoid the 10 penalty, can we rollover our distribution to another eligible retirement plan within 60 days of the distribution The Receiver cannot provide any tax advice related to your investment or any distribution made from the Receivership. Please consult your tax advisor regarding the tax consequences of these issues. The IRS has regional offices that may be able to assist you. A list of IRS regional offices can be found at irs.govlocalcontactsindex.html .daggerDagger Also the IRS has a Taxpayer Advocate Service that may be able to help you. For more information please visit irs.govadvocateindex.html .daggerDagger Question 63: We recently received the interim civil and criminal restitution distribution checks for the loss suffered by us due to the actions of Cook and others. Thank you for your efforts on our behalf. We are confused about the status of Associated Bank. Are some of its assets frozen and available for the receivership If so, how, how much, and what is the status of the receivership claim against Associated Bank We were not able to find any of this information in your latest status report. If large amounts of money were at the bank, and the bank might have played a role in the fraud, why was Associated Bank not named as a quotrelief defendantquot We see from your earlier FAQ that there is a separate private lawsuit involving some of your claimants and the bank. What is your understanding of the nature of those claims, and why are those claims not being brought under the receivership Thank you for all of your assistance. No deposits remain at Associated Bank. Although approximately 100 million flowed through the accounts that Cook and others opened at Associated Bank, only 970,000 was found in those accounts at the time that the Court entered its asset freeze order in November 2009. The Receiver seized the 970,000 and those funds became part of the interim civil distribution. The SEC and the CFTC brought the two civil lawsuits that created the receivership. Those agencies were the ones who named the ldquoRelief Defendantsrdquo in the lawsuits. The Receiver had no say in who was named as a Relief Defendant. The private lawsuit brought by certain investors against Associated Bank is based on a theory that the bank was negligent and owed a duty to those investors in handling the accounts that Cook and others opened at the bank and used to perpetuate the fraud. The Receiver is not part of and has no role in this lawsuit. In the meantime, the Receiverrsquos investigation into Associated Bank is ongoing and, as such, we cannot comment further on this matter. December 16, 2010 FAQ Question 64: Do you know whether the IRS will in certain circumstances allow fraudulent losses of IRA funds to be deducted from income for tax calculations Please see our answer to Question 62. The IRS issued guidance concerning treatment of losses arising from Ponzi schemes that can be found at the following sites: The IRS Commissioner identified revenue rulings and procedures related to Ponzi schemes at: irs.govBusinessesCorporationsReporting-Losses-Resulting-from-Ponzi-Schemes . Embedded in the foregoing link are links to the actual revenue ruling: irs.govpubirs-droprr-09-09.pdf and the revenue procedure: irs.govpubirs-droprp-09-20.pdf . We urge investors to consult either a tax advisor or contact the IRS directly about tax issues stemming from your investment or any distribution from the Receivership that you may receive. Question 65: Do you know whether I can write-off the entire amount of my investment (in or outside of an IRA) for tax purposes and treat your distribution as ordinary income Please see our answers to Questions 62 and 64. Question 66: From a tax standpoint, do we take the loss against our taxes now or do we wait in the event we will receive reimbursement Please see our answers to Questions 62 and 64. Question 67: I was an IRA account holder at Entrust and I called the IRS and they said that the distribution checks would be a quotdistributionquot from my IRA and therefore, since I am not 59 frac12 years old, there would be an additional 10 penalty. They said that the receivership would issue 1099-R39s and that the IRS would get copies. On my 1040 form, why can39t I treat the distribution as quotother income,quot especially if you will not issue any 1099-R39s for these checks Please see our answers to Questions 62 and 64. Question 68: Are the accounts and assets Jason Beckman has in MN, TX, FL and any other states, frozen Beckman is not a defendant or a relief defendant in the two civil cases, SEC v. Cook, et al . and CFTC v. Cook, et al . However, to the extent Beckman is in the possession, custody or control of any Receivership assets, they are subject to the Court39s Asset Freeze Order and belong to the Receivership. Question 69: Where do you stand on pursuing Kiley and what he has embezzled from us The SEC is proceeding in its civil case against Kiley, SEC v. Cook . 09-cv-3333 (D.Minn.), which is the same case in which the Receiver was appointed. The Receiver has already seized property from Kiley and to the extent additional assets are located in his name, those will be seized as well. Question 70: Is Kiley still in the country or where does he presently live The Receiver understands that Kiley presently lives in Minnesota. He has appeared before Chief Judge Davis on a number of occasions. Question 71: Should someone put this in front of the news media, Fox News for instance, to see if their investigative department can do something about this as they have with other folks by putting the embezzlement in front of the public This matter has received extensive media coverage in the Twin Cities and also national coverage by CNN and the New York Times. Question 72: Obviously the distribution from the Cook settlement was a joke compared to what we had invested. Is this all we will receive No. We acknowledge that the interim distribution was small compared to your investment. We understand, and share, your frustration and are doing our best to maximize recovery while minimizing expenses. We anticipate that there will be another distribution in the future. Question 73: Shouldn39t Millennium Trust and Entrust have some monetary responsibility in this situation as they were the custodians and collected fees We cannot advise any investor about potential claims they may have against third parties such as Millennium Trust and Entrust. We are presently analyzing our options with respect to providers such as Millennium Trust and Entrust. Our course of action with regard to these entities will be guided by a cost-benefit analysis as discussed in response to previous requests. Question 74: It has been reported that Jason Beckman has been driving a Maserati in his neighborhood. Is this the same Maserati sold by Trevor Cook We do not know what car Beckman is driving around his neighborhood. Cook sold a Maserati to a local dealer on October 20, 2009. The dealer had no notice of Cook39s fraud and paid fair value for the car. By the time Receiver was appointed, the car had been sold by the dealer to a third party. Since being appointed, the Receiver has taken possession, custody and control of all known assets that Cook had, presumably, including the money paid by the dealer for the Maserati. Question 75: I was reading the article about the lawsuits filed in the Bernie Madoff case, and I was wondering in the Trevor Cook case, if there is a deadline for filing against alleged possessors of registry assets Also, after looking at the SEC39s Proposed Case Management Plan for Pat Kiley, are all fourteen disclosures, etc open to the public, or are they closed hearings The statute of limitations applicable to the Receiver39s claw-back actions is six years from the Receiver39s discovery of the facts leading to the claw-back claim. In contrast, the applicable statute of limitations in the Madoff case was two years. We don39t understand the remainder of the question, specifically what is meant by the 14 disclosures. All hearings and filings in this case are public. Question 76: Investors are aware of the limitations of the Receiver39s jurisdiction as mandated by the appointment order. However, other receiverships have jurisdiction to sue foreign entities, and custodial institutions both here and abroad in wide ranging claw back actions. The Receiver obviously has some jurisdiction in Panama and we appreciate the comment in the lastest FAQ 63 concerning Associated Bank. Do you foresee a time when the Receiver39s mandate could be expanded to that comparable to the Madoff, Petters and Hecker cases Our mandate is broad and international in scope. However, as stated in response to Question 16, our decision to pursue any legal claim requires careful consideration and the weighing of the following four factors: 1. the amount of any potential recovery 2. the chances of actually collecting that amount 3. the chances of succeeding in proving the claim in court 4. the amount in investor funds that will be used up in pursuing, proving and collecting on the claim. If we filed a lawsuit against every person or entity that played a role in, or benefitted from, Cook39s Ponzi scheme, then we would very quickly use up all investor funds. We cannot do that and have to be very judicious in our decisions. Filing international lawsuits requires retaining foreign counsel, getting the Receivership Orders in this case and the Receiver recognized in a foreign jurisdiction, and then completing the typical litigation process in that country. Given the limited resources available to the Receiver, and balancing the four factors discussed above, the Receiver is only pursuing litigation in Panama at this time. Question 77: According to reports, one of the areas in which Trevor Cook has not cooperated is PFG Best. Per the Hlavacek declaration, quotapproximately 46 million was transferred to accounts held by PFG Best, Inc. for the purpose of trading in futures and foreign currenciesquot Hlavacek at 20. It is later stated that, quotAll but 12,208 of the remaining 35.3 million was lost in trading by Cook.quot However, Exhibit 12 of the SEC Exhibit 21 that purports to detail activity concerning this entity is merely an incomplete list of withdrawals with some deposits listed. Where could one obtain a comprehensive and accurate statement of all activity including any alleged trading There are those who allege the quotlossesquot are merely withdrawals. Have you interviewed Nolan Schiff Would his collected fees be subject to claw back Have you interviewed investors who claim their money was moved out of PFG into other institutions such as CFX SA How do we know that there are not substantial receiver assets associated with this entity Our investigation into the activities of Cook, others, and the Receivership entities at PFG Best is still ongoing and we cannot comment further at this time. Question 78: Our understanding of the impending FINRA arbitrations with Beckman is that if the plaintiffs win, settlement assets will come from the insurance and assets of the sponsoring companies, one of which is Western International Securities, and that the settlements received will reduce the plaintiff39s claims with the receivership in the amount received. Is this correct and is there other possible impact on the receivership other than this reduction in claim At this juncture we are not privy to the terms of any settlements that Mr. Beckman may have entered into in the FINRA arbitrations. However, to the extent that investors recover for their losses in this Ponzi scheme in another forum, their claims to the Receiver will be reduced by the amount of their recovery. Question 79: I would like to challenge the Receiver39s recognized claim amount that was detailed in a recent correspondence to me. Do I need to file the challenging affidavit with the Court or any of the government agencies Not at this time. In the Court39s November 1, 2010 Order, Chief Judge Davis approved a claim finalization procedure whereby the Receiver informs each victim of his or her recognized claim amount and provides 30 days for them to accept or challenge that amount. If the investor chooses to challenge, the affidavit and supporting documentation must be submitted to the Receiver in the first instance, not the court. If the Receiver and challenging investors are not able to resolve the difference, a process will be put in place for judicial resolution. January 17, 2011 FAQ Question 80: What legal proceedings not involving the Receiver are you aware of with allegations stemming from the scheme We are aware of the following legal proceedings: Grad et al. v. Associated Bank Filed: October 27, 2009 Venue: Wisconsin Circuit Court, Brown County CiteDocket No. 09-cv-2949 Status: Dismissed, Pending Appeal Plaintiffs: Herman Grad, Marya Grad, Keith Gillam, Murielle Vendette Gillam, Ivan Velev, Maia Veleva Defendant: Associated Bank Appeal: Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District 3 (10-ap-1461) Filed: November 15, 2010 Venue: Arizona Corporation Commission CiteDocket No. S-20768A-10-0463 Status: Open Plaintiff: Arizona Corporation Commission Defendants: Joseph Mack and Helen Marie Mack dba Secure Retirement Solutions, Mack Financial Group, LLC, Darin Whittington and Gina Whittington McDonald et al. v. Entrust Group, et al. Filed: February 2, 2010 Venue: Minnesota District Court, Hennepin County CiteDocket No. 27-cv-10-2253 Status: Open Plaintiffs: Louise Beatty, Timothy Beatty, Gunvant Bhatt, David Bratt, Mark Cobb, Allen Collins, James Devito Craig Engel, Stephen Flemmons, William Fravel, Karen Gladstone, Bonnie Gloth, Harry Grusche, Sandy Grusche, Curtis Harvey, Dan Haynes, Diann Haynes, Edward Hemenway, Robert Herr, Edith Hoeppner, Shirley Jacobs, Joseph Kalina, Donald Kincaid, Karl Kokotan, Stephen Laube, Donald Lindberg, Thomas Los, Joan McDonald, Phillip McDonald, Michael McGonnell, Paul Migliorelli, Jacquelyn Miller, Russell Miller, Donald Moran, David Nielsen, Barry Owens, Robert Pajor, Mary Patterson, Michael Patterson, Jerome Reynolds, Robert Roiger, Robert Roof, Greg Rutter, Gordon Schepke, Kathlyn Schepke, David Smith, Dwight Smith, Edgar Stephenson, Linda Stephenson, Mark Sticha, Ronald Stolpman, Lawrence Treiber, Daryl Vossler, John Walencik, Stanislaw Zukowski Defendants: Entrust Midwest L LC, The Entrust Group Steinberg v. Entrust Midwest et al. Filed: January 18, 2010 Venue: Northern District of Illinois CiteDocket No. 10-cv-332 Status: Open Plaintiff: Ronald Steinberg Defendants: Entrust Midwest, LLC, The Entrust Group, Inc. Filed: September 24, 2009 Venue: FINRA CiteDocket No. 09-05297 Status: Noted as settling on October 6, 2010 for 50,000 In re Western International Securities Filed: September 14, 2010 Venue: FINRA CiteDocket No. 10-03946 Status: Pending In re NRP Financial and Western International Securities Filed: May 1, 2010 Venue: FINRA CiteDocket No. 10-01907 Status: Pending In re Western International Securities Filed: November 17, 2009 Venue: FINRA CiteDocket No. 09-06587 Status: Arbitration Pending In re Oxford Private Client Group Filed: September 9, 2009 Venue: FINRA CiteDocket No. UNKNOWN Status: Pending May 26, 2011 FAQ Question 81: In light of all the money that has been dissipated by the alleged perpetrators such as Beckman et al, and the fact that the FINRA settlements have been escrowed, why can39t the Re ceiver file a motion to escrow the preferred clientsrsquo funds until the outcome of the upcoming trial The Receiver will not comment on pending litigation. Question 82: How much money is currently in escrow concerning the current FINRA settlements We have been informed by the lawyers for the FINRA Claimants that the amount in escrow is approximately 3.4 million. Question 83: What is the status concerning the proposed settlement with Ed Bakerrsquos insurance company Chief Judge Davis approved the Receiverrsquos Miller-Shugart Agreement with Mesa and Ed Baker by Order dated March 15, 2011. Pursuant to the agreement, Mesa stipulated to the entry of judgment against it and in favor of the Receiver in the amount of 1MM, plus costs, fees and interest. Ed Baker also stipulated to the entry of judgment against him and in favor of the Receiver in the amount of 500,000, plus costs, fees and interest. The Court in the Hennepin County Action entered judgment against Mesa and Baker and in favor of the Receiver on March 22, 2011. Pursuant to his rights under the Miller-Shugart agreement, the Receiver filed suit against Baker and Mesarsquos insurer, Arch Insurance Company, on May 20, 2011. In that case, which is titled Zayed v. Arch Ins. Co. . 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.), the Receiver seeks, among other things, an award for all damages sustained as a result of Archrsquos breaches of contract with Mesa and Baker, including but not limited to the amount of the judgments entered against them in the Hennepin County Action and attorneysrsquo fees. Question 84: Can you give an update on Crown Forex SA We are still awaiting the liquidatorsrsquo decision on the claims filed on behalf of receivership entities. We will provide further information when we receive it. In other words, there is essentially no change or updates to report since our responses to Questions 3, 38, 42, 43, 44, 49, 50, 51, 58, 59, 60 and 61. In the meantime, we filed a motion for an order for rule to show cause against Charles Hendrickson. The details can be found on our website under ldquoReceiver Filingsrdquo here . Question 85: Following the May 23 hearing with Kiley, do you intend to interview him again Arenrsquot there some limits to the use of the Fifth Amendment in civil cases How does that bear on Kiley pleading the fifth previously at your office We do not presently intend to interview Mr. Kiley. Given his public statements and court filings professing, and continuing to profess, his innocence and complete lack of knowledge concerning the Ponzi Scheme or the whereabouts of the millions of dollars that were stolen from investors, we do not believe that an interview would produce any results of benefit to the investors to justify the expense of preparing for and interviewing him. In addition, he previously asserted his Fifth Amendment privilege when we tried to seek information from him. Should the SEC and CFTC depose him, we will submit our questions at that time. Question 86: If the escrowed 3.4 million comes into the registry, will you make another interim distribution If the Receiver prevails on his current motion to prevent the distribution of the 3.4 million to the FINRA Claimants, that amount will be frozen and it will not be distributed until such time as the Receiver or the investorsrsquo class as a whole (as described in our motion papers) prevail on, or settle, their claims against NRP and Western. On a related note, if and when we receive the 1.2 million that are being held by the Swiss authorities, we will ask the Court for permission to allow us to distribute that amount in another interim distribution. June 24, 2011 FAQ Question 87: From the criminal information filing related to Chris Pettengill, were any registry funds placed in R.C.G.F. (Resolute Capital Growth Fund) that might be recovered We are investigating this issue, but chances of recovery seem very unlikely. It appears Resolute Capital Growth Fund, a fund based in the British Virgin Islands, was liquidated years ago. Question 88: In light of the recent recovery from Switzerland and your comment in the filing, when can we expect another interim disbursement We plan to file a motion seeking permission from the Court to distribute the Swiss funds in the next few weeks. Question 89: According to my understanding, the Receiver and Mr. Harper are still interested in the Associated Bank matter. What possibilities do you foresee in regard to this We consider Associated Bank to be an ongoing investigation and cannot comment further at this time. Question 90: What is your assessment of the Swiss quotDEPOSIT PROTECTION SCHEMEquot iv in relation to recovery at Crown Forex Why is this matter taking so long We do not know why the litigation of Crown Forex is taking this long. We are looking into the deposit protection scheme mentioned, but do not believe it is likely to result in significant, if any, recovery because of the CHF 100,000 per client limit. Though many clients were told that they had individual accounts at Crown Forex, we do not believe that to be the case. We hope to learn more upon learning the liquidators39 decision on the Receiver39s pending claims. Question 91: If I give you information that leads to a substantial recovery, will you consider paying a finder39s fee We continue to receive variants of this question, which is addressed in response Frequently Asked Question 53, and the answer has not changed. While we welcome tangible information not already known to us that would result in additional recovery, we believe that any such recovery should equally benefit the entire class of victims. We cannot favor one person over any other. As such, in the appropriate set of circumstances, we are willing to consider asking the Court to allow reasonable compensation for substantive work or information that in fact brings overall value to the receivership. Question 92: Can you provide an accounting as to where the investors39 money went The SEC provided a full accounting in the Scott Hlavacek Declaration in Support of Plaintiff39s Ex Parte Motion for Asset Freeze, Appointment of Receiver, and Other Emergency Relief. Click here to see the Hlavacek Declaration. August 17, 2011 FAQ Question 93: When will Pettengillrsquos name be added to the receivership estates When do you plan to interview him Neither the SEC nor the CFTC has filed a civil lawsuit against Pettengill seeking to impose a receivership over him or his assets. Although Pettengill is not named in the three pending civil receivership cases, the Courtrsquos Receivership Orders in those cases are broad enough to encompass any asset in Pettengillrsquos custody, possession or control that can be traced to the Receivership Estates or to any Receivership asset. In addition, criminal forfeiture provisions will apply in the context of the criminal case against him. Question 94: In light of the following quote in the Star Tribune, what is being done to investigate the possibility that falsified accounting and trading records were used to hide assets ldquoAn IRS criminal investigator working on the case has reviewed a set of e-mails between Cook and some unidentified cohorts in which they discussed trades, fund transfers, meetings and quotfalsification of financial records,quot Rice said. At least one of the e-mail accounts ends with the Internet domain name theoxfordpcg. she said -- an account associated with Beckman39s firm.rdquo Though Beckman and his company were only recently added to the Receivership, we have been investigating his involvement with Cook and their joint activities from the beginning of the Receivership in November 2009. Thus, we have been aware that Cook and his cohorts used the domain theoxfordpcg to send emails relating to trades, fund transfers, meetings, and lsquofalsification of financial records.rsquo We reviewed the numerous seized computers and boxes of paper records for leads and have given copies of all them to the various government agencies investigating Cook and his cohorts. The result of the FBIrsquos and IRSrsquos investigation into this and related issues is the criminal cases that were filed against Pettengill, Beckman, Kiley, and Durand. Question 95: What are the statute of limitations guidelines concerning FINRA claims that might be brought in our matter According to a Texas attorney the limit in Texas is only 2 years for negligence claims and 3 years for fraud claims. Are the limits different in our venue and how might various statutes of limitations affect our matter What is the discovery rule date (terminus ad quem) for our potential FINRA claims We cannot provide any legal advice regarding any potential claims that any investor may bring against any third party, whether through the court systems, FINRA or otherwise. We suggest that you contact a lawyer who can analyze your specific situation and advise you of the applicable statute of limitations and other issues. Question 96: I have heard that some investors have filed or settled their FINRA claims, but that such claims or settlements have been stayed or enjoined. Should I wait to bring my FINRA claim until sometime later Again, we cannot provide legal advice regarding claims that any investor may have, whether through the court system, FINRA or otherwise, and suggest contacting a lawyer to analyze your specific situation. Please note that the Courtrsquos Receivership and Asset Freeze Orders enjoin investors from commencing or continuing any lawsuit or proceeding (including FINRA arbitrations) if those lawsuits or proceedings may in any way affect a Receivership asset. However, the Order Continuing Appointment of the Temporary Receiver in the CFTCrsquos case, 09-cv-3332, does state that ldquoactions may be filed to toll any applicable statute of limitations.rdquo (See Docket No. 96 at IV.A.) Accordingly, it is the Receiverrsquos position that an investor may file a FINRA claim (or any other type of lawsuit) so long as the filing is solely for the purposes of tolling any applicable statute of limitations. We suggest you discuss this matter with your attorney to determine if, how, and when you should proceed. Question 97: We were appreciative of your advocacy but justifiably disappointed in previous adverse rulings concerning attorney fees. In the case of H. N. Mahmoud, the grand jury indictment stated that the funds transfer to Mahmoud for 100K constituted wire fraud on the part of Mr. Kiley grand jury indictment, p. 23. Do you think in light of that you will be able to recover those funds in a cost effective manner We have not yet decided whether to attempt to recover that money wired to Mr. Mahmoud. As with all such decisions, we will carefully balance the potential recovery against the amount it would take to recover the money and our belief on whether the Court would order the money returned under the specific circumstances of the transfer. Question 98: Exclusions from the upcoming interim disbursement included one or more FINRA claimants. Have any of the current FINRA claimants received settlements that have not been escrowed What is the status of FINRA activity On April 29, 2011, the Receiver filed a motion to enjoin the distribution of 3.4 million in settlement funds that were secured through a FINRA arbitration by Dale and Ann Woodbeck, David Dent, Justin Bussler, Laura Owen, Ronald Bisson, Sr. Anne E. Quiggle, Susan R. Gorman, Evangeline M. Olson, Charlotte Olson and the Charlotte J. Olson Family Trust, the Charlotte J. Olson Charitable Remainder Trust. The settlement money is being held in escrow pending Chief Judge Davisrsquos decision on the Receiverrsquos motion. The next hearing on that issue is scheduled to take place before the Court on September 16, 2011, at 8 a.m. We are not aware of any additional settlement payments to these individuals. Question 99: Are the owners and principals of Crown Forex SA such as Ibrahim Hasanian and Shadi Swais living in countries that have extradition agreements with the U.S. We do not know the current whereabouts of Hasanian and Swais. Question 100: How many total claimants are there What is the amount of claimed losses How much is a particular distribution How much more will be recovered How much cash does the Receivership have on hand We file status reports on the Receivership that address these and other issues of interest approximately every 60 days and direct all interested people to those reports, all of which are available on the Receivershiprsquos website. In addition, the most recent claim and distribution information can be found on the filings section of the website. There are a total of 725 recognized claimants with losses equaling 158,879,471.06. As of August 2, 2011, the Court has approved the distribution of, and the Receiver has distributed or caused to be distributed, 3,814,479.96 on a pro rata basis. This translates to approximately 2.5 cents for every dollar lost to the fraud. Question 101: Statements and statutes in the complaint indicate the Justice Department claims they intend to ldquoseek forfeiture of any other property of said defendants up to the value of the above forfeitable property.rdquo (U.S. v. Beckman et al). However, to this point, there has been little if any cooperation on their part with the civil recovery, an example being the Swiss magistrate who travelled to the U.S. to interview Cook unbeknownst to the Receiver until after his departure. The Justice Department has alluded to a practical wall of separation between the criminal prosecution and the civil recovery that seems at odds with this statement in the U.S. v. Beckman et al complaint. Could you please explain the practical legalities of this seeming incongruity No. This question concerns various statements that the Justice Department has purportedly made and it should be addressed to the Justice Department. Please note, however, that the Justice Department has fully cooperated with, and is continuing to fully cooperate with, the Receiver to the extent allowed by law. This cooperation has been from the inception of the Receivership, and has provided substantial and invaluable assistance to the Receiver in fulfilling the Courtrsquos mandate. October 12, 2011 FAQ Question 102: I would expect no objection to Judge Davis39 approving the motion to hire subcontractors on contingency but would it help to have a group of investors present to show support for the Receiver39s motion We had a dozen or so for the last hearing date that was rescheduled. All are welcome to attend. The purpose of the hearing is to present the credentials of our chosen counsel. Please note that there will not be any discussions of any future plans, potential claims, third parties, or non-public information. Question 103: Will there be a detailed explanation of the Receiver39s plans and does Judge Davis plan to entertain questions from the audience I assume the 2004 CVRA applies to this hearing as well. There will be no explanation of the Receiver39s plans. Also, we do not anticipate that Chief Judge Davis will entertain questions from those in attendance. The CVRA (Crime Victims39 Rights Act) only applies to criminal cases and does not apply to civil cases such as the receivership cases. Question 104: Will impending statute of limitation concerns be addressed No. Given that the applicable statutes of limitations vary based on the types of claims that are being asserted, we recommend that investor victims consult with their own counsel on such matters. Question 105: How many firms will present plans at this hearing What third-party entities will be discussed Two sets of attorneys will be presented no third-party entities will be discussed. Question 106: Could you please forward the files from current cases being litigated by the contingency fee attorneys who the Receiver is proposing We are not going to post or distribute files or materials relating to other cases not involving the Receivership. Information on other cases is available from public sources such as Pacer. Question 107: Why has the court system or you or whoever allowed the FINRA matter hearing to be continually postponed-now to a point past the statute of limitations to pursue the matter in federal court If this is not an important issue, shouldn39t you or someone at least explain why it isn39t I am not a FINRA attorney, but why postpone the hearing past this date The District of Minnesota has one of the busiest dockets in the nation. In this instance, Chief Judge Davis has had back to back, multi-week trials, including a terrorism trial, which necessitated rescheduling the Receiver39s motions. The Receiver does not believe that the new hearing date will negatively impact any Receivership claims that he will bring in the future. If you have concerns about statute of limitation issues relating to your own claims, we urge you to consult a lawyer. Please see our answer to FAQ 96 for additional information. March 29, 2012 FAQ Question 108: Can I sue X,Y,Z relating to my investment with or losses from the Ponzi scheme Will the Receiver seek to stay the lawsuit If I commence a lawsuit and win, how will that money be treated with respect to my claim with the Receiver We have gotten numerous questions throughout the receivership about particular litigation targets. Although there are a number of possible targets that we believe are culpable and subject to liability, the Receiver cannot pursue claims against all of them due to lack of resources and in some cases, concerns over collectability of potential judgments against them. If you are interested in pursuing a claim against any person or entity in connection with your investment in the Ponzi scheme, please contact Russ Rigby by email (rrigbycarlsoncaspers ) with the identity of the person or entity and the nature and basis of your claim. The Receiver will advise you within a short time thereafter whether he would seek a stay of your action. If the Receiver decides he will not seek to stay your action and you prevail, the Receiver will not assert a claim over the money you recover. However, you will not be included in future distributions from the Receiver until the percentage recovery for all investors surpasses your recovery percentage (less expenses). For example, if you have a 200,000 claim with the Receiver and obtain a 150,000 judgment against someone based on that investment (after paying 50,000 in attorneys39 fees), you will not receive future distributions until the net recovery for all investors surpasses 50. April 6, 2012 FAQ Question 109: My Third Distribution check came with a cover letter that stated the total of all my distributions. Does this mean there will be no more distributions coming No. The Receiverrsquos efforts to recover and distribute additional funds to the victims of the fraud are still ongoing. The Receiver39s Third Interim Distribution was mailed on or around March 28, 2012 and included a letter noting your total distributions as of the date of that check. We provided that information to help you keep a running total of the Receiverrsquos distributions to-date. The Receiverrsquos next distribution will be mailed in or about the end of April 2012 and will consist of the proceeds of the Receiverrsquos settlement with Western International Securities and NRP Financial. Those checks will be accompanied by a letter and notations on the face of checks advising that by cashing them, you will give up any claim you may have against NRP and Western. Please take this into consideration when determining whether to cash either or both of those forthcoming checks. Question 110: I saw something that said the Court put conditions on the distribution checks. Can I cash the check I just received (and what happens if I do) The Third Interim Distribution, which was mailed on or around March 28, 2012, does not involve any waiver or release of claims. The release of claims relates to the proceeds of the settlement agreements with Western International Securities and NRP Financial. The Receiverrsquos distribution of the proceeds of those settlements will be mailed in or about the end of April 2012. Those checks will be accompanied by a letter and notations on the face of the checks advising that by cashing them, you will give up any claim you may have against NRP and Western. Please take this into consideration when determining whether to cash either or both of those forthcoming checks. Question 111: Did the Third Interim Distribution check include the proceeds from the Receiverrsquos settlements with NRP and Western No. See the answer to question 110 above. Question 112: If I do not want to give up my claims against NRP and Western, what do I do with the checks I receive for the proceeds of the Receiverrsquos settlements with those entities The Receiver expects to mail the checks with the proceeds of the Western International Securities and NRP Financial settlements in or about the end of April 2012. If you do not want to give up your claims against NRP or Western, please return the uncashed check or checks to the Receiver with a letter, signed by you, stating that you have declined to accept the proceeds from the NRP andor Western settlements. Question 113: My name (or address) is wrong on my distribution check. How do I fix this Please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: infocookkileyreceiver ) to update your information. Question 114: My mother was a victim of Cookrsquos scheme, but she has passed away. What do I need to do to update her claim Please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: infocookkileyreceiver ) to change the claimant information for your motherrsquos claim. Question 115: After speaking with my accountant, I do not want to receive any future distributions and wish to abandon my claim. How do I make this happen The Receiverrsquos Final Claims List has been approved by the Court and the Recognized Claim Amounts for the 723 claimants have been entered as the final claim amounts for civil restitution in the civil cases of SEC v. Cook et al. . 09-cv-3333 (D. Minn.), CFTC v. Cook et al. . 09-cv-3332 (D. Minn.) and SEC v. Beckman et al. . 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.). If you wish to be removed from this list, and excluded from all future distributions, you must complete a notarized affidavit stating your desire to be removed from the list. The Receiver will then make a motion with the Court to amend the Final Claims List. Please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: infocookkileyreceiver ) to obtain the appropriate paperwork and for further instructions. Question 116: My accountant needs to know how much money will eventually be recovered and returned to me. The Receiverrsquos efforts to recover and ultimately distribute additional funds to the victims of the fraud are still ongoing. With the pending distribution of the NRP Financial and Western International Securities settlement proceeds, which the Receiver expects to mail in or about the end of April 2012, each recognized claimant will have received approximately 4.3 cents back for every dollar lost. The Receiver anticipates that additional funds will be distributed in the future however the timing and amount of any future distributions cannot be determined at this time. Ultimately the size and timing of any distribution will be decided by the Court. More information about the Receiverrsquos previous distributions can be found here . Question 117: I invested with Bo Beckman. Can I sue him See the answer to question 108 above. Question 118: I never spoke to Pat Kiley or Trevor Cook, and would not have invested but for my broker X,Y,Z. I think he knew something was wrong and didnrsquot tell me or get my money out, and now he wonrsquot talk to me. Can I sue him See the answer to question 108 above. April 12, 2012 FAQ Question 119: What is the status of the criminal cases stemming from this Ponzi scheme The criminal trial for Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, Gerald Durand, and Patrick Kiley is scheduled to begin on April 19, 2012 at 9 a.m. before Chief Judge Michael J. Davis in Courtroom 15 at the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis (11-cr-228 D. Minn.). Christopher Pettengill pleaded guilty to criminal charges in 2011 (11-cr-192 D. Minn.). He currently is awaiting sentencing. Trevor Cook pleaded guilty to criminal charges in 2010 and was sentenced to 25 years in prison (10-cr-75 D. Minn.). He is serving this time in the federal penitentiary in Greenville, Illinois. Please note that although these criminal charges and pleas stem from the same Ponzi scheme at issue in the SEC and CFTC cases in which the Receiver was appointed, the Receiver is not involved in the criminal actions. For more information, please visit the U.S. Attorney39s website here . May 2, 2012 FAQ Question 120: I heard some checks were issued in the wrong amounts. How do I know if I got the right amount Due to an administrative error in the Clerkrsquos office, some of the U.S. Treasury checks for pro rata shares of the Third Distribution were issued for incorrect amounts. The cover letters accompanying the Third Distribution checks show the correct amount. At this point, the Clerkrsquos office and my office have contacted, or attempted to contact, everyone who received a check in the wrong amount. If you have not heard from the Clerkrsquos office or my office and believe your check is incorrect, please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: infocookkileyreceiver ). Question 121: My check does not match the amount in the cover letter it is for MORE than the letter says. What do I do You must return the excess. If you have not yet cashed the U.S. Treasury check, please mail it to the Receiver at: Receiver RJ Zayed, co Carlson Caspers, 225 S. 6th St. Ste. 4200, Minneapolis, MN 55402, as soon as possible and we will return it to the Clerk of Court. The Clerkrsquos office will then issue you a new check in the correct amount. If you have already cashed the U.S. Treasury check you still must return the excess. Please send a check payable to quotClerk of Court USDC MNquot for the amount you received in excess of the pro rata amount indicated in the cover letter to the Receiver at: Receiver RJ Zayed, co Carlson Caspers, 225 S. 6th St. Ste. 4200, Minneapolis, MN 55402, as soon as possible, and we will deliver it to the Clerk. Please note that if you refuse or delay in returning the excess funds you received, you are holding up the payment to investors who were inadvertently underpaid. If you have any questions, or need assistance with this process, please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: infocookkileyreceiver ). Question 122: My check does not match the amount in the cover letter it is for LESS than the letter says. What do I do You do not need to do anything at this point. The Receiver is working with the Clerk39s office to correct the problem. You will receive another U.S. Treasury check to bring your total for the Third Distribution to the pro rata amount indicated in your cover letter. Please know that we are doing everything we can to assist the Clerkrsquos office in resolving this situation as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: infocookkileyreceiver ). May 3, 2012 FAQ Question 123: When will I receive my portion of the Receiverrsquos settlement with NRP and Western The checks for your pro rata share of the Receiverrsquos settlement with NRP and Western (the quotFourth Interim Distributionquot) are being prepared and scheduled to be mailed on Monday, May 7, 2012. These checks will be issued from the Receiverrsquos bank account and will state in the memo line that by cashing them you release any claims you may have against NRP andor Western. Please take this into consideration when determining whether to cash either or both of these forthcoming checks. More information about these checks can be found here. These checks are separate from and in addition to the Third Distribution that was mailed on March 28, 2012. May 7, 2012 FAQ Question 124: I just received two checks in the same envelope from the Receiver. Are these for the rest of my share of the Third Distribution No. On May 7, 2012, my office mailed two checks to each of 711 claimants for their pro rata shares of the proceeds from my settlements with NRP and Western. These checks are issued from the Receiverrsquos bank account and state in the memo line that by cashing them, you release any claims you may have against NRP andor Western. Please take this into consideration when determining whether to cash either or both of these checks. More information about these checks can be found here. These checks are separate from and in addition to the Third Distribution that was mailed on March 28, 2012. If you have any questions or concerns about these checks, please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: infocookkileyreceiver ). May 17, 2012 FAQ Question 125: I just got ldquosettlementrdquo checks from the Receiver. Is this the end of the cases No. The Receiver39s most recent distribution, the Fourth Interim Distribution, provides victims with their pro rata shares of the proceeds of the Receiverrsquos settlements with Western International Securities and NRP Financial. Western and NRP are two registered investment advisors that Jason Bo-Alan Beckman was affiliated with during the course of the Ponzi scheme. The Receiver had made claims against both Western and NRP based on their actions and inactions while Beckman worked under them. The Receiver has now settled his claims against Western and NRP and, in the Fourth Interim Distribution, provided the money from those settlements to victims. The checks with the Western and NRP settlement money were accompanied by a letter and notations on the face of the checks advising that by cashing them, you will give up any individual claims you may have against NRP andor Western. Please take this into consideration when determining whether to cash either or both of those checks. More information about the Fourth Interim Distribution, as well as prior distributions, can be found here. If you have any questions or concerns about this distribution, please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: infocookkileyreceiver ). The Receiverrsquos efforts to recover and distribute additional funds to the victims of the fraud are still ongoing. Please see the latest Status Report here for more information about our ongoing efforts. Although separate and apart from the Receiverrsquos work, please note that the criminal case against Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, Patrick Kiley, and Gerald Durand also is ongoing. See FAQ 119 for more information. Question 126: I was underpaid in the Third Distribution. I should have gotten 3.5 but I got less than 1. To-date the recovery rate in this fraud totals 4.3. The Receiver has distributed this amount over the course of four interim distributions in the civil cases. Receivership funds in the amount of 363,700 also were distributed as restitution in the criminal case against Trevor Cook. The funds have been distributed as follows: The Receiverrsquos work to recover and distribute additional funds is ongoing. If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: infocookkileyreceiver ). Question 127: My March check (Receiverrsquos Third Interim Distribution) was incorrect and I didnrsquot receive the full amount. If I cash my WesternNRP checks am I releasing my claim to a supplemental check No. If you were underpaid in the Third Interim Distribution and you cash the Western andor NRP checks you will still receive a correction check to bring you to the full amount you should have received in the Third Interim Distribution. The Receiverrsquos Third Interim Distribution was mailed on March 28, 2012. Some of the Third Interim Distribution checks were issued in the wrong amount. If you were paid less than what you were owed in the Third Interim Distribution, a correction check will be sent to bring you to the same pro rata distribution level as everyone else. The correction checks for the Third Interim Distribution have not yet been mailed. If you were overpaid in the Third Interim Distribution you are required to return the amount that they were overpaid. The Receiverrsquos Fourth Interim Distribution was mailed on May 7, 2012. It is separate and apart from the Third Interim Distribution that was mailed in March. The Fourth Interim Distribution consists of money from the Receiverrsquos settlement with Western and NRP. The Fourth Interim Distribution (WesternNRP checks) does not correct the underpayment that some people received in the Third Interim Distribution. Correction checks for the Third Interim Distribution have not yet been mailed. If you were underpaid in the Third Interim Distribution and you cash the Western andor NRP checks you will still receive a correction check. However, by cashing the Western andor NRP checks you do release any individual claims you may have against Western andor NRP. Specifically, if you cash the NRP check, you will give up any claim you may have against NRP. If you cash the Western check, you will give up any claim you may have against Western. More information about the Western and NRP checks specifically, and the Receiverrsquos other distributions, can be found here . If you have any questions or concerns about these distributions or any other issues, please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: infocookkileyreceiver ). Question 128: If I cash the Western and NRP checks am I giving up my right to future distributions from the Receiver No. By cashing the checks you are only giving up your rights to sue NRP andor Western. You still will be included in any future distributions by the Receiver. While the Receiverrsquos efforts to recover and distribute additional funds to the victims of the fraud are still ongoing, there are no additional distributions scheduled at this time. Ultimately the Court will determine the timing and amount of any additional distribution or distributions. (Of course, all victims who were underpaid in the Third Interim Distribution will still receive correction checks to bring them to the same pro rata distribution level as everyone else.) Question 129: If I decide not to cash and I return the NRP and Western checks so that I may pursue my own claims against NRP and Western, how will that decision affect my pro rata share of future distributions By returning the NRP andor Western checks, you have chosen not to participate in the Receiverrsquos settlement with NRP andor Western. That choice means that your percentage of recovery from the Receiver will always be less than that of those victims who elected to participate in the Receiverrsquos settlement with NRP and Western. If you file a lawsuit against NRP or Western and recover any money, that amount will be yours to keep. However, that amount will be factored into how much you receive in future distributions made by the Receiver. Specifically, if the amount that you recover places you at a greater percentage of recovery than the percentage of recovery that the other victims have achieved through the Receivership distributions, then you will not receive any further distributions from the Receivership until the other victims have reached the same percentage of recovery as you. If you file a lawsuit against NRP or Western and do not recover money, the Receiver will not make up the difference in percentage of recovery between you and the victims who elected to participate in the Receiverrsquos settlement with NRP and Western. May 30, 2012 FAQ Question 130: I think I should have more money coming from NRP and Western and I do not wish to give up any rights to pursue such money. Should I cash the NRP and Western (4th Distribution) checks There will be no more money coming from NRP or Western through the Receivership. The Receiver has settled all claims against Western and NRP on behalf of the Receivership Entities. The Fourth Interim Distribution represents the entirety of the recovery that the Receiver will get from NRP and Western. Anyone who cashes either or both of their Fourth Interim Distribution checks will waive any additional claim he or she may have had against NRP andor Western. If you think you have claims against either NRP andor Western, we recommend that you consult a lawyer to determine: (1) whether you should cash the checks from the Fourth Interim Distribution and (2) whether you should pursue your own claim against NRP andor Western outside of the Receivership. June 29, 2012 FAQ Question 131: Now that Beckman, Durand, and Kiley are in jail, will I get more money If you already have a Recognized Claim in the civil cases, you will be included in civil distributions of any funds the Receiver recovers from Trevor Cook, Pat Kiley, Bo Beckman, Gerald Durand, and Chris Pettengill. The Receiverrsquos efforts to recover and distribute additional funds to the victims of the fraud are still ongoing, however there are no additional distributions scheduled at this time. Ultimately the Court will determine the timing and amount of any additional distributions. Question 132: Do I need to submit a claim with the Receiver against Pettengill, Beckman, Durand, and Kiley If you have already submitted a claim, you do not need to submit any additional information to the Receiver regarding your losses in this Ponzi scheme. Please note, the deadline for submitting a claim to the Receiver for civil restitution has passed. On November 1, 2010, the Court established January 14, 2011, as the Claim Bar Date. Any claims for civil restitution that were not postmarked or received by January 14, 2011, are barred. Question 133: I just got a form in the mail requesting information relating to my loss. Do I need to fill this out Earlier this week, the U.S. Probation Office mailed a letter, along with various forms, to all known victims or possible victims of these defendants related to this Ponzi scheme. If you have already submitted your financial loss information (i.e. claim information) to the Receiver, you do not need to re-submit that same information to the Probation Office the Receiver has made all victim claim information available to the Probation Office on your behalf. However, if you wish to provide any additional information to the Probation Office relating to Beckman, Durand andor Kiley, you should complete the Victim Impact Statement (also available here ) and return it to Leah Heino with the Probation Office. Any additional information you provide will be available to Chief Judge Michael J. Davis for consideration during sentencing. Question 134: The letter I received from the U.S. Probation Office said I can get an Abstract of Judgment to go after assets of the defendants. As the letter from the Probation Office explains, if you are awarded restitution by the Court, you may request that the Clerk of the Court issue an Abstract of Judgment to you, certifying that a judgment has been entered in your favor in the amount specified by the Court. However, please be aware that the Courtrsquos Receivership Orders remain in place and that the Receiver is the only person authorized to pursue assets of the defendants at this time. Thus, you may not file or record any Abstract of Judgment until further notice from the Receiver or the Court. July 3, 2012 FAQ Question 135: The form I got from the Probation Office asks me about any compensation received for my loss. Do I need to include distributions from the Receiver If you have been part of the Receiverrsquos Interim Distributions, the Receiver has provided this information to the Probation Office. You may simply state ldquoI have received distributions from the Receiver.rdquo However, if you have received any other compensation relating to your loss, you still need to detail those recoveries. If you have concerns about this form, please contact Leah Heino with the U.S. Probation Office (612-664-5413 or LeahHeinomnp.uscourts.gov ). July 13, 2012 FAQ Question 136: Now that the CFTC has filed a lawsuit against PFG, and PFG has filed for bankruptcy, is all hope lost for the Receiver to recover from PFG No. The facts and legal situation involving PFG continue to evolve. The Receiver is assessing the situation and will proceed with his claims either in the bankruptcy case or in federal district court. Question 137: I see that Chief Judge Davis has administratively closed the Receiver39s case against PFG. Does this mean that the Receiver39s claims against PFG are moot October 26, 2012 FAQ Question 138: I didnrsquot cash my 4th Interim Distribution (WesternNRP) checks. How does this affect my future distributions, if any You still will be included in any future distributions by the Receiver. However, by opting out of the Receiverrsquos settlements with NRP and Western, either by returning the NRP andor Western checks or by having chosen not to cash them within 90 days, your percentage of recovery from the Receiver will always be less than that of those victims who elected to participate in the Receiverrsquos settlement with NRP and Western. While the Receiverrsquos efforts to recover and distribute additional funds to the victims of the fraud are still ongoing, there are no additional distributions scheduled at this time. Ultimately the Court will determine the timing and amount of any additional distribution or distributions. Question 139: I see Judge Nelson has issued an Order in the Buysse case. What does this mean to the Receiverrsquos efforts to claw back money from those insiders On September 27, 2012, Judge Nelson issued an Order addressing several matters before the Court, including the partiesrsquo motions for summary judgment and to exclude the proposed expert testimony. A summary of this Order can be found here . This case is currently scheduled for trial before Judge Nelson in Courtroom 7B, U.S. Courthouse, 316 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN, beginning on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Question 140: When is the trial for the Berg Investors This case is currently scheduled for trial before Judge Nelson in Courtroom 7B, U.S. Courthouse, 316 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN, beginning on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. More information on this case can be found here . Question 141: When is the sentencing in the criminal case The three defendants (Pat Kiley, Bo Beckman, Gerald Durand) remain in federal custody pending sentencing. Chris Pettengill also is awaiting sentencing. Chief Judge Michael J. Davis has scheduled sentencing hearings to take place on January 3, 2013, at 1:00 PM for Mr. Beckman, 2:00 PM for Mr. Durand, 3:00 PM for Mr. Kiley, and 4:00 PM for Mr. Pettengill. For more information about the criminal action, please visit the U.S. Attorney39s website here . Question 142: What is the Arch case about and whatrsquos happening in that case The Receiver entered into a Miller-Shugart settlement with Ed Baker and his companies. Pursuant to the rights acquired under that settlement, the Receiver filed suit against Bakerrsquos insurance carrier, Arch Insurance. The parties have filed motions for summary judgment in the case and a hearing before Judge Schiltz is scheduled to take place on November 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 14E, U.S. Courthouse, 300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN. More information on this case can be found here . December 12, 2012 FAQ Question 143: I read that Bo Beckman has offered to write a check to investors for 19 million in exchange for a lenient sentence in his criminal case. Where is the money Mr. Beckmanrsquos actions speak louder than his words. He stands convicted by a jury for his role in stealing millions from investors, by using lies, false promises, and misrepresentations to pry hard-earned money from innocent victims who trusted him. He has long been subject tomdashand continues to be subject tomdashChief Judge Davisrsquos Orders requiring him to return any and all Receivership assets directly or indirectly in his possession, custody, or control, including the alleged 19 million that he now professes to control. To date, however, Mr. Beckman has failed to return any money whatsoever. Instead, he told the Court he needed a loan from the Receivership to pay for his familyrsquos most basic living expenses. The Court directed the Receiver to loan Mr. Beckman 5100 for this purpose, and directed Mr. Beckman to promptly repay the loan. Mr. Beckman has not only failed to repay that loan, but he has repeatedly asked the Court to give him more money. Mr. Beckmanrsquos latest filing is nothing more than a desperate attempt for leniency by a convicted felon who continues to manipulate his victims39 emotions for his own benefit. The Receiver has uncovered no evidence to suggest that Mr. Beckman is in control of 19 million. In the highly unlikely event that he is in such control, Mr. Beckman is under Court Order to immediately turn the money over to the Receiver. December 19, 2012 FAQ Question 144: Is there anything happening with PFG Is the Receiverrsquos case still pending Chief Judge Davis administratively closed the Receiverrsquos lawsuit against PFG after regulators filed civil fraud charges against the company in July 2012 and the company, in turn, filed for bankruptcy. The Receiver has now filed his claims in the PFG bankruptcy proceedings and is awaiting the bankruptcy trusteersquos response. The Receiver will post more information about the status of his claims when it becomes available. More information about the complaint the Receiver brought against PFG (prior to its bankruptcy) can be found here . January 2, 2013 FAQ Question 145: Does the Receiver have any statistics on the demographics of the victims of this fraud Information concerning financial losses suffered by 724 losing investors has been independently researched and confirmed by the Receiver and the Court as part of the claim recognition process. The following loss data is based on the Second Amended Final Claims List that has been recognized by the Receiver and the Court: Net Recognized Claim Amount Additional data about the investor pool, such as age, net worth, etc. was collected from files the Receiver seized from Van Dusen and Tiffany Court reflecting over 1200 applicants to the currency program. The Receiver engaged a team of interns who volunteered their time to compile and summarize this information. The investor demographic data summarized below is based on information that investors provided on their applications to the currency program this information has not been independently verified by the Receiver. The summary below is intended to give an overview of the investors in this fraud based on the information that the Receiver has uncovered to-date. This fraud spanned the globe. Investors were located throughout forty-six (46) states and several foreign countries. Nearly one-third (29) of the people who invested in this fraud were Minnesota residents. Click here to view graphic representations of the geographic distribution of the victims of this scheme. The average age of victims of this fraud is sixty-six (66). 1 Over ninety percent (91) are at least fifty (50) years old. Eighty-two percent (82) are fifty-five (55) and older. There are only twelve (12) victims under the age of forty (40). Click here to view graphic representations of the ages of the victims of this scheme. Half (50) of those who invested in this fraud self-reported their total net worth as 500,000 or less when they signed up for the currency program. Less than a quarter (23.6) of investors self-reported their net worth as at least 1 million. At least 133 people lost over half (50) of what they reported as their net worth. At least 107 victims who lost at least half of their net worth were age fifty-five (55) and older. Sixty-eight (68) victims who lost half of their net worth were age sixty-five (65) and older. At least sixty-one (61) people lost at least eighty percent (80) of their net worth. At least fifty-two (52) people lost at least ninety percent (90) of their net worth. Click here to view graphic representations of the self-reported net worth of investors in the scheme. Annual Income Almost three quarters (73) of the investors in this fraud self-reported their annual income as less than 100,000. Over thirty percent (31) of the investors self-reported their annual income as under 50,000. At least 197 victims would need to use at least half (50) of their annual income for the next five (5) years to replace their losses. At least 124 victims would need to use at least eighty percent (80) of their annual income for the next five years to replace their losses. At least 114 victims would need to use at least ninety percent (90) of their annual income for the next five years to replace their losses. Click here to view graphic representations of the self-reported annual income of investors in the scheme. 1 Age is calculated as of December 31, 2012. April 12, 2013 FAQ Question 146: How can I claim my loss on my tax return My accountant says he needs a tax ID number. Also, did my loss occur in 2009 The Receiver cannot provide any tax advice related to your investment or any distribution made from the Receivership. We urge investors to consult either a tax advisor or contact the IRS directly about tax issues stemming from your investment or any distribution from the Receivership that you may receive. The IRS has regional offices that may be able to assist you. A list of IRS regional offices can be found at irs.govlocalcontactsindex.html. Also the IRS has a Taxpayer Advocate Service that may be able to help you. For more information please visit irs.govadvocateindex.html . See also Questions 62 and 64 . May 29, 2013 FAQ Question 147: Please comment on the status of the Crown Forex SA liquidation and the Receiverrsquos claims on behalf of the Receivership entities. The liquidators have yet to either accept or reject the Receiverrsquos claim on behalf of UBS Diversified, one of the Receivership entities. As we mentioned in our previous answers (see, among others, FAQs 38, 39, 42), we do not have jurisdiction outside the United States. Accordingly, we cannot compel any person or entity outside the United States to comply with our requests. Additional information on the Crown Forex liquidation can be found at crownforex.info June 7, 2013 FAQ Question 148: In your Fifth Interim Distribution motion, you talk about excluding people ldquoso that the Receiver39s distributions do not put any investor ahead of the others in terms of recoveries.rdquo How does that work The Fifth Interim Distribution will be 1.2 of the pro rata losses in this fraud, bringing the Receiverrsquos overall distribution rate to 5.5. Adjustments will be made to ensure that no investor is put ahead of the others as a result of the Receiverrsquos distributions. For example, an investor who opted out of the Receiverrsquos Fourth Interim Distribution to pursue her own claim against Western and then recovered 20 of her loss directly from Western will not receive any portion of the Receiverrsquos Fifth Interim Distribution, or any future distribution, until the median recovery rate for all claimants reaches or exceeds 24.3. Similarly, an investor who reached a settlement with a third party for 1 of his loss will receive an adjusted pro rata distribution rate of 0.2 in the Fifth Interim Distribution, so that the total recovery rate for this investor from the Receiver and other sources adds up to 5.5. Additionally, the three claimants who have not yet returned the excess amount incorrectly transferred to them in last yearrsquos Third Interim Distribution will be excluded from the Fifth Interim Distribution. These claimantsrsquo pro rata shares will be credited to the Clerk of Court until such time as the entire excess has been returned or offset. Finally, the Berg Investors and Dot Anderson are not included in the Fifth Interim Distribution. More information about the Receiverrsquos distributions can be found here . September 3, 2013 FAQ Question 149: Whatrsquos happening with Associated Bank Is the Receiverrsquos case still pending On January 29, 2013, the Receiver filed a lawsuit against Associated Bank in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (13-cv-232), alleging claims for aiding and abetting fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, conversion, and false representations and omissions. The Receiver is represented by contingency fee counsel in this matter. On May 17, 2013, Judge Doty heard oral argument on Associated Bank39s motion to dismiss the lawsuit. A ruling on the motions is expected later this year. More information about the Associated Bank case can be found here. See also pages 3-4 of the Fifteenth Status Report here . October 4, 2013 FAQ Question 150: I received something in the mail from Switzerland talking about my claim. Is this legitimate In 2009, the Swiss regulatory authority, FINMA, put Crown Forex S.A. into bankruptcy. Philippe von Bredow and Laurent Winkelmann were appointed as the liquidators. The liquidators have now issued their decisions on claims that were filed in that Swiss proceeding. If you have recently received correspondence from Mr. Bredow and Mr. Winkelmann, it likely relates to a claim filed on your behalf in the Swiss bankruptcy proceedings. Question 151: Was the Receiver39s claim in the liquidation of Crown Forex S.A. granted If not, is the Receiver going to pursue the claims No. The Receiver39s claim, which was filed in the name of UBS Diversified FX Growth, LP, was rejected because the liquidators determined that UBS Diversified FX Growth, LP did not have accounts at Crown Forex in other words, the accounts that were the basis for UBS Diversified FX Growth, LP39s claimed losses at Crown Forex S.A. were fake. In addition, the letter rejecting the Receiver39s claims advises that the Swiss liquidators count among their assets a damages claim filed in Switzerland against UBS Diversified FX Growth, LP and Trevor Cook, among others. According to correspondence received from the liquidators, total claims filed in the Crown Forex S.A. proceedings in Switzerland, including but not limited to the Receiverrsquos and individual investorsrsquo claims stemming from the Cook Ponzi scheme, were approximately 592MM (USD). Of those, approximately 17.3MM (USD) were allowed. Assets available to satisfy those claims total about 3MM (USD). The Receiver has consulted with Swiss counsel about the process, cost and likelihood we would succeed in appealing the liquidators39 rejection of Receiver39s claim in Switzerland. In short, the cost would be high and there would be little upside to any course the Receiver could pursue in Switzerland at this point. The Receivership would, as an initial matter, have to pay Swiss counsel to pursue the action. If we lost, and the court in Switzerland affirmed the rejection of the Receiver39s claim, the Receiver would then have to pay the liquidators39 costs, as well as court fees, for the appeal. If we won, and the court in Switzerland overturned the liquidators39 decision and granted any part of the Receiver39s claim, the liquidators have advised that they will simply deduct any recognized claim amount from their damages claim against UBS Diversified FX Growth, LP and Trevor Cook. The Receiver also notes that the communication from Crown Forex SA liquidator offers to transfer a civil claim that the liquidator claims to have against Cook or UBS Diversified (among others) for a fee. The Receivership Orders prohibit precisely such a suit as to Cook and any Receivership entity. The Receiver takes no position on the viability of civil claims in Switzerland or elsewhere against any of the other individuals or non-receivership entities that the liquidator believes he has civil claims against. Question 152: I received something from Switzerland saying my claim was rejected. I thought I had a Recognized Claim with the Receiver Claims filed in the Swiss bankruptcy of Crown Forex S.A. are separate and distinct from claims filed with the Receiver in the United States. A rejection of your claim in the Swiss proceedings has no bearing on your claim with the Receiver. However, if your claim in the Swiss proceedings was granted, the amount you receive from the Swiss liquidator will be deducted from your claim with the Receiver as this amount is no longer a loss to you. Question 153: The information from Switzerland says I need to pay a fee (or fees) to pursue my claim. Do I have to do this Should I pay these fees and pursue my claim The Receiver cannot provide legal advice regarding claims that any investor may have. We suggest contacting a lawyer to analyze your specific situation. See also FAQ 151 and 152. Please be advised that you do not need to pay a fee to maintain your Recognized Claim with the Receiver. Question 154: I received some documents from Switzerland. Do I need to give them to the Receiver If you made a claim in the Swiss liquidation proceedings of Crown Forex S.A. and it was granted, in accordance with Chief Judge Davis39s Receivership Orders you are required to provide the Receiver with a copy of that decision so that your claim with the Receiver can be adjusted accordingly. See FAQ 108, 151 and 152. However, please note that no adjustments to your claim with the Receiver will be made until and unless your claim is actually paid by the Swiss liquidators. If your claim in the Crown Forex S.A. liquidation was rejected, you may send the Receiver a copy of the materials you received for your claim file. Any information you wish to send to the Receiver can be sent to: R.J. Zayed, Receiver co Carlson Caspers 225 S. 6th St. Ste. 4200 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Email: infocookkileyreceiver Fax: 612-436-9605 Question 155: I just got some documents from the Receiver that are in French. What are they, why did he send them to me, and what am I supposed to do with it As discussed in FAQs 150-154, the Receiverrsquos claims in Switzerland that were pending before the Liquidator of Crown Forex, S.A. (ldquoCFSArdquo) were denied. The Receiver has investigated his options, consulted with his Swiss counsel, and determined that it is no longer cost-effective for him to pursue his claims in the CFSA liquidation proceedings in Switzerland. However, in addition to the Receiverrsquos claims, a number of rejected claims were sent to the Receiver for several victims. Those are the documents that are in French and that some of the victims have received from the Receiver. The Receiver cannot provide any legal advice concerning what, if anything, should be done in connection with those documents or the CFSA liquidation. Although the Receiver will not seek to stay any action that victims may choose to pursue in connection with the CFSA liquidation, the Courtrsquos Orders remain in place, and people are stayed from pursuing any action against or affecting any receivership entity. Question 156: I saw the Judge entered an Order in the Associated Bank case. What does this mean for the Receiver On September 30, 2013, Judge Doty issued an order granting Associated Bankrsquos motion to dismiss the Receiverrsquos claims. The Receiver is currently evaluating the next steps in this action. The Order, as well as other filings and information about the case, is available here . November 26, 2013 FAQ Question 157: What is lsquoNexus Direct IRA, LLCrsquo and why do they say I have an account with them Todd Grill, former owner of Entrust Midwest, is advising investors that he formed a new company called Nexus Direct IRA, LLC. Based on information investors have communicated to the Receiver, it appears that Mr. Grill has attempted to convert all accounts previously held at Entrust Midwest to his new company. Question 158: Why is Todd Grill charging me fees for money I lost to the Cook scheme The Receiver cannot offer you any tax or legal advice. If you have questions or concerns about your relationship with Entrust or Nexus Direct, you should consult an accountant andor attorney. The value of any investment you made with a Receivership Entity is zero, regardless of where your Receivership account was held. Any money ldquoinvestedrdquo with a Receivership Entity (Oxford Global, UBS Diversified, Crown Forex, etc.) was stolen upon receipt by the perpetrators of this scheme. Question 159: I donrsquot want to pay fees to Entrust or Nexus Direct IRA, LLC for the account where my losses occurred can I close this account The Receiver cannot offer you any tax or legal advice. If you have questions or concerns about your relationship with Entrust or Nexus Direct, you should consult an accountant andor attorney. However, please note that you do not need to maintain an account at Entrust, Nexus, or any other financial institution that may have been associated with your investment to receive future distributions from the Receiver. Whatever you may choose to do with your Entrust account will have no impact on your Recognized Claim Amount with the Receiver. As with the first five interim distributions, checks for pro rata shares of any future distribution will be sent directly to the victims. Question 160: I canrsquot believe Todd Grill is still trying to charge me fees. Can I sue him The Receiver cannot offer you any tax or legal advice. If you have questions or concerns about your relationship with Nexus Direct or Todd Grill, you should consult an accountant andor attorney. However, the Receiver will not seek to stay any action that victims may choose to pursue against Nexus Direct or Todd Grill. Additionally, should you succeed in your efforts, the Receiver will not assert a claim over the money you recover. However, you will not receive any future distributions from the Receiver until the percentage recovery for all investors surpasses your recovery percentage. Question 161: Will there be any more money recovered, and will we receive any more distributions My accountant needs to know how much Irsquom going to get. The Receiver cannot provide any tax advice related to your investment or any distribution made from the Receivership. We urge investors to consult either a tax advisor or contact the IRS directly about tax issues stemming from your investment or any distribution from the Receivership that you may receive. The IRS has regional offices that may be able to assist you. A list of IRS regional offices can be found at irs.govlocalcontactsindex.html. Also the IRS has a Taxpayer Advocate Service that may be able to help you. For more information please visit irs.govadvocateindex.html . See also Questions 62 and 64 . The Receiverrsquos efforts to recover additional funds for the victims of this fraud are ongoing, however there are no additional distributions scheduled at this time. Ultimately the timing and amount of any distribution is determined by the Court. June 27, 2014 FAQ Question 162: Whatrsquos happening in the Receiverrsquos case against Associated Bank On September 30, 2013, Judge Doty issued an order granting Associated Bankrsquos motion to dismiss the Receiverrsquos claims. The Receiver has filed an appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. The court has not yet set a date for oral argument on the Receiverrsquos appeal. Documents related to the Receiverrsquos appeal, and other information about this case can be found here . August 20, 2014 FAQ Question 163: I do not understand the recent PFG filings. Why did the Receiver settle his claim against PFG when PFG owes the Receivership 48 million During the course of this Ponzi scheme, Cook and his cohorts transferred approximately 48 million to trading accounts at Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. (ldquoPFGrdquo). Cook and company proceeded to lose over 30 million in those accounts. When he was appointed by the Court, the Receiver engaged in an extensive investigation and analysis of Cookrsquos dealings with PFG and determined that PFG had violated industry rules, regulations, guidelines and practices by ignoring red flags and enabling Cook to run accounts there. Based on his investigation of PFGrsquos dealings with Cook, the Receiver, with the assistance of contingent fee counsel at the law firm of Reid, Collins amp Tsai, filed a lawsuit against PFG in February 2012 to recover at least 48 million under the Minnesota Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act. The Receiverrsquos lawsuit took an unexpected turn when PFGrsquos CEO, Russell Wasendorf, Sr. as part of a failed suicide attempt, acknowledged that PFG was a large investment fraud in and of itself. Criminal and civil charges were soon filed against Wasendorf and PFG filed for bankruptcy, which effectively stayed the Receiverrsquos lawsuit against the company. A party cannot recover money on a litigation claim until there is a judgment on the merits. At the time PFG went into bankruptcy, the Receiver had asserted litigation claims against PFG, but the case had not moved beyond the preliminary stages. After PFG filed for bankruptcy, laws that protect bankruptcy debtors precluded the Receiver from continuing to litigate against PFG in Minnesota. To try to obtain a judgment against PFG, the Receiver would have had to continue his litigation against PFG in the context of PFGrsquos bankruptcy case in Chicago, and PFGrsquos bankruptcy trustee would have defended the claims on a variety of factual and legal grounds. The Receiver felt he had a strong case against PFG, but there are no guarantees in litigation, especially when litigation involves a bankruptcy debtor. Even if the Receiver had prevailed on the merits he could have ended up with a judgment of damages that was much less than the 48 million he was seeking, including zero. And even if he had litigated the claim and won a money judgment, in the end, that money judgment would not have been paid to the Receiver right away. Instead, the Receiver would have obtained a general unsecured claim in the PFG bankruptcy for the amount of the judgment. Whether, when and in what amount the Receiver would be able to collect on that claim would be subject to a variety of factors beyond the Receiverrsquos control. Based on extensive cost-benefit analysis of all of the facts, circumstances, and law surrounding the Receiverrsquos claims against PFG, and considering PFGrsquos status as a debtor in bankruptcy, the Receiver determined that it was in the best interest of the victims of the Cook Ponzi scheme to negotiate a settlement with the PFG bankruptcy trustee for an allowed claim in the PFG bankruptcy proceedings, rather than continue with extended litigation to an uncertain end. To achieve this end, the Receiver engaged in negotiations with the PFG bankruptcy trustee that spanned over the course of nearly a year. Ultimately, after consulting and securing approval of Chief Judge Davis, the Receiver and the PFG bankruptcy trustee settled for an allowed general unsecured claim in the PFG bankruptcy in the amount of 10 million. The settlement was then approved by the bankruptcy court overseeing the PFG bankruptcy proceedings. With this settlement, the Receiver replaced the uncertainty and time associated with litigation with an allowed claim now, in an established amount. The settlement puts the Receiver in essentially the same position he would have been in if he had won a money judgment against PFG for 10 million. This was the first step in being able to collect any funds from the PFG matter that can, in turn, be distributed to the victims of the Cook Ponzi scheme. Question 164: Why is the Receiver selling his claim in the PFG bankruptcy, rather than collecting on it from the bankruptcy trustee As described in response to question 163, above, in May 2014 the Receiver settled his litigation claim against PFG for an allowed general unsecured claim of 10 million. However, because PFG is in bankruptcy, that settlement is not automatically collectable. Rather, the Receiverrsquos settlement is a claim against the PFG bankruptcy estate and whether or not the Receiver obtains any payment on that claim is subject to factors that are not within the Receiverrsquos control, such as the total amount of assets the PFG bankruptcy estate ultimately has available to pay to its general unsecured creditors. Given this situation, the Receiver has two choices with the PFG bankruptcy claim: (1) hold the claim to see whether, when and how much of it would be paid out by the PFG bankruptcy estate or (2) sell the claim now and return the proceeds to the victims of Cookrsquos fraud. In determining the best course of action, the Receiver considered numerous factors about the PFG bankruptcy, such as: The assets available in the PFG bankruptcy estate to pay out claims The order in which the Receivershiprsquos claim will be paid out with respect to other classes of claims, i.e. whether the Receivershiprsquos claim will be paid out at the same pro rata rate as other classes of claims, or only after other classes of claims are fully satisfied and The timing of any distribution from the PFG bankruptcy estate. The Receiver also considered numerous factors about the Cook Ponzi scheme victims, such as: The aging population of our victims. The average age of victims of this fraud is sixty-seven (67) years old. Over ninety percent (91) are at least fifty (50) years old. There are only twelve (12) victims under the age of forty (40). Many victims have died since this fraud imploded. The economic situation of our victims. Almost three quarters (73) of the investors in this fraud self-reported their annual income as less than 100,000. Over thirty percent (31) of the investors self-reported their annual income as under 50,000. Every dollar that can be returned now makes a tremendous difference in many of our victimsrsquo lives The appetite for risk. Cook gambled with peoplersquos money for yearsmdashand lost. The Receiverrsquos job is to maximize recovery, while mitigating risk. Because the ultimate payout of the Receivershiprsquos claim in the PFG bankruptcy is unknown, it is, by definition, a risk. What we know is that the Receiver can sell the claim for an amount certain now, and return that recovery to the victims of this fraud. For all of these reasons, the Receiver has determined that selling the Receivershiprsquos claim in the PFG bankruptcy is the more assured and prudent path to returning funds to the victims of Cookrsquos fraud. Question 165: Why is the Receiver selling his claim in the PFG bankruptcy for only 1.355 million Having decided to sell the PFG bankruptcy claim, the next question was how best to accomplish that result. Bankruptcy claims are assets that can be sold. One way to obtain the best price for a bankruptcy claim is by holding a public auction sale. The Receiver has determined that an auction sale of the PFG bankruptcy claim is the best vehicle to obtain maximum value for the Receivershiprsquos claim in the PFG bankruptcy. That auction sale will be held on September 16, 2014. In laying the groundwork for the sale, the Receiver was able to secure what is known as a ldquoStalking Horse Bid,rdquo which means that a third party has agreed to pay a minimum of 1,355,000.00 for the Receivershiprsquos claim in the PFG bankruptcy. That is not necessarily the final price that will be paid for the claim. Rather, 1,355,000.00 is the guaranteed minimum opening bid for the claim at the auction sale. The Receiver has already been marketing the claim, and will continue to actively market his claim, to attract every potential buyer who may be interested in bidding on the Receivershiprsquos PFG bankruptcy claim. All qualified bidders will be allowed to participate in the auction sale. Bidding will open at 1,355,000.00 and any subsequent bids must be in increments of 25,000.00. At the end of the auction sale, the Stalking Horse Bidder has the right to ldquotoprdquo the highest bid by 50,000.00. Question 166: Who can buy the Receivership39s claim in the PFG bankruptcy Entities or individuals who wish to participate in the auction sale of the Receivershiprsquos claim in the PFG bankruptcy must agree to and execute the Terms of Sale (available here ) or be otherwise qualified by the Receiver. The winning bidder at the end of the auction must then pay a non-refundable 10 deposit, which will be credited at the closing of the sale. Further information about the claim or the auction can be obtained by contacting Angela Somers at asomersrctlegal (212) 344-5208 or Anne Bahr at abahrrctlegal (212) 946-9405. Question 167: When and where will the auction sale of the Receivership39s claim in the PFG bankruptcy take place The auction sale will be held on September 16, 2014, at 1:00 pm EDT. The auction will take place at the offices of the Receiverrsquos Special Counsel, Reid Collins amp Tsai LLP at One Penn Plaza, 49th Floor, New York, New York 10119. Bidders can participate either in person or by phone. All bidders must execute terms of sale and be pre-qualified prior to the auction. The bidding will begin at 1,355,000.00. Overbids must be increments of at least 25,000.00. Bidding will continue until the highest andor best bid is determined subject to other auction terms, which are available here. Further information about the claim or the auction can be obtained by contacting Angela Somers at asomersrctlegal (212) 344-5208 or Anne Bahr at abahrrctlegal (212) 946-9405. September 22, 2014 FAQ UPDATED - October 9, 2014 Question 168: What happened at the auction sale of the Receiverrsquos claim in the PFG bankruptcy The auction of the Receiver39s claim in the PFG bankruptcy was held on September 16, 2014. The winning bid was 1,430,000.00. The net to the Receivership from the sale will be 1,001,000.00 (sale price, less 30 fee due to Receiver39s contingent fee counsel for their work on the PFG matter in District Court and through auction sale of bankruptcy claim). The winning bidder has deposited 10 of the sale price with the Receiver. Payment in full is due to the Receiver at closing which must occur within 40 days of the Court39s approval of the sale. The sale proceeds must then be held in escrow for a period of time while the claim is recorded in the PFG bankruptcy has having been transferred from the Receiver to the winning bidder. The Court is scheduled to hear the Receiver39s motion to approve the sale on October 15, 2014. As soon as the sale is approved and closed and the escrow period has expired, the Receiver will promptly move to distribute the proceeds. October 9, 2014 FAQ Question 169: When will the Receiver distribute the PFG auction sale funds The Receiver intends to file a motion seeking approval to distribute the proceeds from the PFG sale as soon as the funds are available. The Court, along with the Terms and Conditions of Sale (available here ), govern that anticipated distribution. Below is a summary of the steps that must occur, and the time periods associated with each, before the anticipated distribution of the PFG claim proceeds can be made: The Court must approve the sale. A hearing on the Receiverrsquos motion to approve the sale is set for October 15, 2014, at 2 pm, before Chief Judge Davis. The Receiverrsquos motion papers can be found here . The sale must close. The Terms and Conditions of Sale state that the closing must occur no later than ten (10) days after the Courtrsquos Order approving the sale is a final, non-appealable order. The Order will become final and non-appealable thirty (30) days after the Order issues. The winning bidder must file Evidence of Transfer of Claim with the PFG Bankruptcy Court. This step is taken so that the winning bidder can be recorded in the PFG bankruptcy case as the new holder of the claim. The winning bidder must make this filing within two (2) days of the closing of the sale. The Receiver must hold the funds in escrow for twenty-one (21) days after the Evidence of Transfer of Claim is filed with the PFG Bankruptcy Court. This period is intended to allow the PFG Bankruptcy Court time to change the name of the claim holder on the record from the Receiver to the winning bidder. The Receiver must file a motion to allow the distribution of the proceeds from the sale of the PFG claim and the Court must rule on the motion. The Receiver intends to file this motion promptly following the expiration of the 21-day escrow period. In sum, because some of the events that must take place are variable, the Receiver cannot project exactly when an interim distribution of the PFG proceeds will occur. If all goes as planned, we are hopeful to be able to mail checks to investors by the end of this year. June 5, 2015 FAQ Question 170: I read the decision by the Eighth Circuit reversing the District Courtrsquos dismissal of the Associated Bank case and remanding to the District Court for further proceedings. What happens next When the case was originally filed, Associated Bank moved to dismiss the case based on four arguments: (1) that the complaint failed to state a claim for relief, (2) that the in pari delicto doctrine (ldquounclean handsrdquo) barred the action, (3) that the claims were barred by res judicata based on Grad v. Associated Bank . and (4) that the Receiver lacked prudential standing to pursue the lawsuit. The District Court dismissed the Receiver39s complaint based on Associated Bank39s first argument. The Eighth Circuit reversed and sent the case back to the District Court for further proceedings. The District Court is now considering Associated Bank39s other arguments for dismissal--in pari delicto, res judicata and standing. On April 14, 2015, the parties re-filed their earlier briefs on these issues. Because these issues were already addressed in the earlier oral argument, the Court has advised that another hearing is not necessary. We expect the Court to issue a written decision on these issues in the coming months. Question 171: What happened with the Settlement Conference with Associated Bank While the District Court considers the remaining issues that had been raised by Associated Bank, the parties agreed to participate in an early settlement conference with Magistrate Judge Mayeron. That settlement conference was held on June 1, 2015, but a settlement was not reached. August 4, 2015 FAQ Question 172: I understand that Judge Doty just denied Associated Bank39s motion to dismiss the Receiver39s claims. Does that mean the Receiver won the case When the Receiver filed the complaint against Associated Bank on January 29, 2013, the Bank responded with a motion to dismiss the complaint, rather than an answer. The Bank made four arguments about why it believed the case should be dismissed, without a need for further litigation. The Court has now rejected each of those arguments and determined that the case should go forward. The Court will now enter a schedule for the balance of the case, including initial disclosures, experts, discovery, non-dispositive motions, dispositive motions and trial. Question 173: What happens now that Judge Doty has denied Associated Bank39s motion Now that the Court has denied Associated Bank39s motion, the parties will submit a proposed schedule to Magistrate Judge Mayeron, who will then enter a Scheduling Order for the rest of the case. The Bank will answer the Receiver39s Complaint and the parties will begin discovery into their remaining claims and defenses. Question 174: What is going on in the Associated Bank Case On August 24, 2015, the Court entered an Amended Pretrial Scheduling Order for the case, which can be found here. Among other things, that Order sets the close of fact discovery for April 4, 2016, the close of expert discovery for July 15, 2016, and dispositive motions to be served and filed by October 1, 2016. The case shall be ready for trial as of January 1, 2017. Since the Amended Pretrial Scheduling Order was entered, the parties have commenced written discovery, i.e. interrogatories, requests for documents and requests for admission. June 6, 2016 Question 175: What happened at the settlement conference with Associated Bank On May 25, 2016, the Receiver and the Bank participated in a settlement conference with Magistrate Judge Mayeron. Despite the Receiver39s good faith effort to reach a mutually agreeable resolution, the case did not settle. In short, the Bank was not willing to negotiate in a range that the Receiver believes to be fair and reasonable to resolve the case without a trial. Question 176: Aside from the settlement conference, what has been happening in the case For the past 10 months, the parties have been conducting fact discovery. Fact discovery is the period in the case when the parties take depositions of witnesses, serve and respond to interrogatories (written questions) and requests for admission, and ask for and produce documents. Final depositions will be taken in the coming weeks. On June 2, 2016, the parties argued two motions before Magistrate Judge Mayeron. The first was a motion brought by the Receiver to compel Michael Behm to answer questions that he had refused to answer at his deposition last month. Mr. Behm was an employee of the Ponzi scheme and the step-brother of Lien Sarles. Mr. Behm and the Bank entered into a Joint Defense Agreement for purposes of this case and as a result, Mr. Behm refused to answer certain questions based on a claim of a joint attorney-client privilege with the Bank. The Court granted the Receiver39s motion, found there was no joint privilege between Mr. Behm and the Bank, and ordered a continued deposition where Mr. Behm will be required to answer the questions he previously refused to answer. The Bank also brought a motion to compel a 30(b)(6) deposition of the Receiver. The Court took this issue under advisement and will decide the issue in the coming weeks. The relevant filings for these two motions can be found here . The next phase of the case is expert discovery, which is set to be complete by September 19, 2016. The deadline for summary judgment motions is October 1, 2016 and the case is scheduled to be tried on or after January 1, 2017. Question 177: Why do we have to wait so long for the Associated Bank case to go to trial The Receiver39s case against Associated Bank has taken some time because it involved an appeal to the Eighth Circuit at the beginning of the litigation, before discovery even began. The Receiver filed this case on January 29, 2013 and the Bank immediately responded with a motion to dismiss based on four separate grounds. Judge Doty granted the Bank39s motion based on one of the Bank39s arguments and dismissed the case on September 30, 2014. The Receiver then appealed to the Eighth Circuit, which reversed the dismissal and returned the case to the district court on March 2, 2015. Once back in the district court, the Bank re-filed their motion to dismiss, asking the Court to dismiss the case again based on the other three arguments it had originally made. The Court denied that motion on August 4, 2015 and set a schedule for the case to proceed on August 24, 2015. All of this means that even though the case was filed nearly three and a-half years ago, discovery only got started ten months ago. Based on the current case schedule, the case is set to go to trial in early 2017. Question 178: Can the judge decide the case without a trial Summary judgment is a proceeding where one or both of the parties ask the Court to decide the case before it goes to trial. The party asking for summary judgment must show that there is no genuine dispute as to any material fact and that it is entitled to judgment as a matter of law, in other words, that the judge can decide the case without a jury. The Bank has indicated that it will file a motion for summary judgment asking the Court to find that it is not liable as a matter of law for the Receiver39s claims in this action. Assuming the Bank does file such a motion, the Receiver will oppose it. Question 179: Are there any leads in the Panama Papers as to where our money went At this point, we have not linked any investor losses to information that is available in the Panama Papers. Question 180: Can we expect another distribution soon The next distribution has not been scheduled at this time. January 11, 2017 Question 181: What is the latest with the Associated Bank case Judge Doty held a hearing in the Associated Bank case on December 9, 2016. The majority of the hearing was dedicated to Associated Bankrsquos motion for summary judgment. In that motion, the Bank asked the Court to rule in its favor on the Receiverrsquos claims (Aiding and Abetting Fraud (Count I), Aiding and Abetting Breach of Fiduciary Duty (Count II), Aiding and Abetting Conversion (Count III), and Aiding and Abetting False Representations and Omissions (Count IV)). In other words, Associated Bank argued that the Court should rule in its favor as a matter of law and dismiss the case without a trial before a jury. The Receiver vigorously opposed the motion. Judge Doty took the Bankrsquos motion under advisement, along with four other motions filed by the Bank and the Receiver involving certain expert and evidentiary issues. Public versions of these and all other filings in the case can be found here. In the meantime, another settlement conference has been scheduled for February 13, 2017. This settlement conference will be conducted by Magistrate Judge Steven E. Rau, who was assigned to the case following Magistrate Judge Mayeronrsquos retirement. Question 182: What were the reasons Associated Bank argued that the judge should decide the case in its favor without a jury Associated Bank made three main arguments for why judge should enter summary judgment in its favor and not send the case to the jury: (1) that there is no evidence anyone at the Bank had actual knowledge of the Ponzi scheme, (2) that there is no evidence the Bank provided substantial assistance to the scheme, and (3) that the Receiver has no evidence of damages. The Receiver opposed the Bankrsquos motion on all grounds. On the Bankrsquos first two points, the Receiver illustrated how the evidence, when taken as a whole, shows both the Bankrsquos actual knowledge and substantial assistance of the underlying wrongful acts. The Receiver further argued that given this evidence, the case must go to the jury. The Bankrsquos third argument is that the Receiver needs, but does not have, an expert to prove damages. The Receiverrsquos position is that the damages evidence is straightforward and does not require an expert. The Receiverrsquos damages are based on the Courtrsquos Third Amended Claims List and the testimony of SEC accountant, Scott Hlavacek. Question 183: What other motions did the Bank file The Bank filed two additional motions before Judge Doty, each of which has to do with evidence in the case. In one of these motions, the Bank targets the Receiverrsquos evidence that Lien Sarles attended a meeting in the spring of 2008 with the fraudsters where the insolvency of Crown Forex S.A. was discussed. Mr. Pettengill testified that he attended this meeting, along with Mr. Sarles and others from the Ponzi Scheme. In its motion, the Bank alleges that Cook and others destroyed documents (e.g. notes) that would have shown Mr. Sarles did not, in fact, attend the spring 2008 meeting. The Bank alleges that such notes existed, that they were destroyed, and because they were allegedly destroyed, the Court should sanction the Receiver in one of two ways: (1) by finding that the meeting did not occur or that it did occur but nothing substantive was discussed or (2) by excluding the Receiverrsquos evidence of the meeting. The Receiver responded that the Bank failed to show the legal requirement that the Receiver destroyed evidence or that it acted in bad faith with a desire to suppress the truth and that the Bank failed to show prejudice because it is free to show any evidence it has that would prove the meeting did not, in fact, occur. In its other motion, the Bank moved to exclude testimony from the Receiverrsquos expert, Catherine Ghiglieri. Ms. Ghligleri is an expert in banking practices directed at detecting fraudulent activity. Her report catalogs the myriad violations Associated Bank made in the course of opening and servicing the Ponzi scheme accounts. The Bank moved to exclude her testimony on grounds that it is (1) not relevant to the Bankrsquos actual knowledge of the scheme, (2) not relevant because it does not concern any individual Associated Bank employee, and (3) not relevant to the Bankrsquos substantial assistance of the fraud. In opposing the motion the Receiver argued that Ms. Ghiglieri properly testified on topics within the area of her expertise: banking practices. Unlike the Bankrsquos experts, Ms. Ghiglieri does not extend beyond her expertise to conclude the Bank, in fact, had actual knowledge of the torts. However, her expertise is necessary to help the jury understand what the Bank was supposed to do with regard to the Ponzi scheme accounts and how it was fully derelict in complying with those duties. She is the witness who puts the entire catalog of the Bankrsquos infractions together, her testimony is proper, and she should be allowed to testify. Question 184: What motions did the Receiver file The Receiver filed two motions before Judge Doty. First, the Receiver moved to Exclude Associated Bankrsquos Damages Expert, Karl Jarek. Mr. Jarek, a CPA, is the Bankrsquos damages expert. Among other things, Mr. Jarek opines that the claim amounts identified in the Third Amended Claims List are unreliable, that the analysis and declaration of Scott Hlavacek is unreliable, and that the proper measure of damages in the case is 0. The Receiver moved to strike improper legal arguments offered by Mr. Jarek, as well as his set off theory, which is not based on reliable principles and methods. Second, the Receiver moved to Exclude Associated Bankrsquos Banking Expert, Charles Grice. Mr. Grice spends the majority of his opinion improperly weighing evidence and providing factual and legal conclusions about whether the Bank had knowledge of the underlying torts. The Receiver argued that Mr. Gricersquos opinions about the state of mind of the Bank, its employees, and others is not within his area of expertise, which is limited to banking compliance rules and procedures. Question 185: Whatever happened with the money that the Beckmans gave to Holliersquos aunt and uncle, the Edenborg-Gormans On August 29, 2016, the Court granted the Receiverrsquos motion and entered judgment in the amount of 139,871.20 against the Gormans. The Gormans paid the judgment to the Receivership in full in September 2016. Question 186: Can we expect another distribution soon After the Receiver recovered 1MM in a settlement with Panama Oxford Investment, S.A. in 2013, the remaining land and bank accounts associated with the Ponzi Schemersquos dealings in Panama became the subject of a governmental freeze instituted under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (ldquoMLATrdquo) between the United States and Panama. As a result of the MLAT, in October 2016 the Receiver was able to recover an additional 101,500.00 from another Panamanian company, called Orlando Holdings S.A. which had received Receivership funds as part of a real estate transaction that was never completed. Any further repatriation of Receivership funds from Panama is now in the hands of the United States government. Question 187: When will the Receiver make another distribution At this time, there are no distributions scheduled. February 17, 2017 Question 188: We see that the Court granted Associated Bankrsquos motion for summary judgment. Is the case over The Court did grant the Bankrsquos motion for summary judgment on January 31, 2017. The order with the Courtrsquos reasoning can be found here. The Receiver has already filed an appeal with Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Briefs to the appellate court will be filed in March and April 2017. We expect the appellate court will hear oral argument some time later this year, although a specific hearing date will not be scheduled until after the briefs are filed. The Receiver will continue to post briefs and hearing dates as they are filed and scheduled. Question 189: We are deeply disappointed by the district courtrsquos decision. Does this mean that we have no chance of recovering the money that was stolen from us and taken in by Associated Bank The Receiver shares your disappointment about the summary judgment order. Because we believe the case against Associated Bank is and remains strong, the Receiver has filed an appeal with the Eighth Circuit. The appellate court could either affirm the district courtrsquos summary judgment order or reverse it. If the district courtrsquos order is affirmed, the Receiver will determine if further appellate proceedings are warranted. If the district courtrsquos order is reversed, the case will be returned to the district court for further proceedings. Question 190: How long will the appeal to the Eighth Circuit take Briefs will be filed this March and April. We expect that the Court will schedule our case for oral argument some time later this year. We do not expect a decision from the Eighth Circuit until the end of this year or early next year. Question 191: Is the Receiver continuing to go after the funds that Cook and his cohorts stole At this point, the Receiverrsquos major efforts to identify and collect funds are largely complete. The Receiver is represented by contingent fee counsel in the Associated Bank case, who will continue to serve as main counsel in the appeal. The Receiver will continue to serve as co-counsel in the appeal process. The Receiver also continues to work with investors who have a change in name, address or other status so that our claims list remains current. The Receiverrsquos phone line and email address remains active for any questions or needs investors may have. dagger - Link opens in a new browser window. Dagger - External link not controlled by the Receiver. Please be advised that neither the Receiver, nor the people working with the Receiver, represent any party in SEC v. Cook et al. . 09-cv-3333, CFTC v. Cook et al. . 09-cv-3332, and SEC vs. Beckman et al. . 11-cv-574. Visiting this website does not create any attorney-client relationship. Submitting information to the Receiver does not create any attorney-client relationship. The Receiver cannot represent you in any matter connected to any of these cases. 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