SEC CONCLUDES CASE AGAINST FORMER SEATTLE INVESTMENT ADVISOR
SEC Concludes Case Against Former Seattle Investment Advisor
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recently finished its case against Mark F. Spangler, a former investment adviser from Seattle, and his company The Spangler Group, Inc. The SEC reported that a final judgment was entered by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle on June 3, 2015.
Mark Spangler was originally charged with funneling over $47 million of his clients’ assets into private ventures that Spangler co-founded as part of a fraudulent scheme. The SEC originally filed its complaint against Spangler and The Spangler Group, Inc. (also based in Seattle) in May 2012. See also here.
According to the FBI website, Spangler, who is from Seattle, was convicted of 32 counts of wire fraud, money laundering, and investment adviser fraud in November 2013. The Seattle Times reported in March 2014 that Spangler was sentenced to 16 years in prison and ordered to pay over $20 million in restitution.
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