SPRINGBORO, Ohio. Local Businessman Pleads Guilty in $70 Million Ponzi Scheme on Monday that defrauded 500 victims of their money in a case dating back to 2009 – DOJ – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Feb.13: William M. Apostelos, 55, formerly of Springboro, Ohio, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to charges related to a $70 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded nearly 500 victims.

Specifically, Apostelos pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and conversion of funds from an employee benefit fund.

Apostelos and his wife, Connie, also known as Connie Coleman, were indicted in October 2015. According to court documents, beginning in 2009, and continuing for at least five years, the couple and others orchestrated a Ponzi scheme in the Dayton area in which nearly 480 investors lost more than $20 million collectively. Apostelos received $70 million in investment funds in total.

William Apostelos operated and oversaw multiple purported investment and asset management companies in the Dayton area, including WMA Enterprises, LLC, Midwest Green Resources, LLC and Roan Capital. He falsely reported that he held a degree in…

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