This blog was formed to function as an educational resource for all information related to Ponzi Schemes. While many are no doubt familiar with the more well-known perpetrators such as Madoff or Stanford, few realize that hundreds, if not thousands, of Ponzi Schemes have been uncovered in the past several years. The true toll of these Ponzi Schemes on the economy is unknown, but this blog aims to provide a more detailed look into the expense and complexity associated with the rise and fall of a Ponzi Scheme. While many may perceive each Ponzi Scheme as a separate and unrelated event, most do not realize that each subsequent scheme involves the loss of investor capital, the depletion of investigative resources, and most importantly, the slow erosion of faith in the free market system. This blog is intended to provide a unique insight into this age-old practice, while at the same time assembling a mechanism to track their occurrence and gain an understanding of the true toll, both economic and societal.
In addition to regular updates, the blog has also been constantly expanding to provide new features and resources. One of these updates was Briefcache by Ponzitracker, a comprehensive database of thousands of legal pleadings culled from recent Receivership jurisprudence. Another is the Ponzi Database, which is the only known database of all Ponzi schemes uncovered in the "Madoff Era" from 2009 to 2013. Finally, Ponzi Case Websites provides all known websites for receiverships or trustees appointed over Ponzi schemes.
Ponzitracker has been recognized by multiple organizations. LexisNexis named Ponzitracker among the top twenty-five business law blogs in 2011, while the ABA Journal included Ponzitracker in its 2013 Blawg 100. Ponzitracker is also ranked among the top 50 legal blogs on the internet by legal website Avvo.
About the Author
Jordan Maglich is an attorney at Wiand Guerra King, P.L. in Tampa, Florida. His practice includes complex commercial litigation, receiverships, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act litigation, and regulatory matters, with a focus on securities and financial services litigation. He represents securities broker/dealers, investment advisors, and their associated persons in federal and state court and in arbitration. Additionally, Jordan is currently part of the team that represents the court-appointed receiver nominated by the SEC in the Arthur Nadel $400 million Ponzi scheme.
Jordan is frequently quoted on white collar crime and Ponzi schemes in regional and national publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, MarketWatch, The Street, the Tampa Tribune, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the South Florida Business Journal, and numerous other publications. Jordan is also a Forbes contributor, where he blogs about White Collar crime. Please direct any media inquiries here.
You can follow Jordan on Twitter at @Ponzitracker.