SEC Obtains Final Judgment Against George S. Blankenbaker for Fraud | May Recover Investor Losses

SEC Obtains Final Judgment Against George S. Blankenbaker for  Fraud | Goodman & Nekvasil P.A. May Recover Investor Losses

According to the SEC:

On January 21, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana entered a final consent judgment against George S. Blankenbaker, an Indianapolis-area resident, and three of his companies who were previously charged by the SEC with raising over $11 million by defrauding more than 100 investors, many of whom were elderly.

According to the SEC’s complaint filed on March 31, 2021, between August 2016 and May 2019, Blankenbaker and his companies, StarGrower Commercial Bridge Loan Fund 1 LLC, StarGrower Asset Management LLC, and Blankenbaker Investments Fund 17 LLC, falsely told investors that their money would be used to make short-term loans to food exporters in Asia, and that the investments were secured by shipping containers holding the food products. In fact, the complaint alleges, Blankenbaker misused at least $8.1 million of their money, including by directing at least $4 million to hemp companies, using at least $965,000 in new investor funds to make Ponzi-style payments to prior investors, and misappropriating at least $1.7 million in investor funds for his own personal benefit. The complaint also alleges that, as result of Blankenbaker’s fraud, investors lost at least $8.1 million.

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