Recent Successes

Every case is different, and past successes are not indicative of future results.

Due to the fact that FINRA proceedings are confidential, and virtually all settlement agreements include confidentiality clauses, we are not at liberty to disclose the names of the parties or amounts of settlements in FINRA arbitration cases where we reached a settlement with the broker-dealer firms. We reach settlements in many of the cases we file on behalf of our clients.

  • Hudgins Investment Scheme Wednesday, May 15, 2013

    ChapmanAlbin represented a family of Texas investors who lost money in a Ponzi scheme perpetrated by George Hudgins in the Dallas-area. Hudgins claimed to be a sophisticated currency trader and organized an elaborated Ponzi scheme disguised as a hedge fund. He solicited investors both directly and through salesmen. Our clients were introduced to the Hudgins […]

  • Tax Free Bond Scheme Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    ChapmanAlbin represented 11 individuals who were defrauded by their trusted, long-time financial advisor.  Their advisor assured them he could safely invest their retirement savings in municipal bonds.  Based on his assurances, investors entrusted their advisor with his money. The advisor issued periodic statements to his customers, showing supposed increases in their government bond portfolios. In […]

  • EM Management Monday, May 13, 2013

    ChapmanAlbin helped 13 Detroit, Michigan-area investors recover money lost in the EM Management investment scheme. The scheme was operated by Frank Bluestein. ChapmanAlbin was able to successfully settle investor claims with the brokerage firm that employed Frank Bluestein while he was soliciting EM Management investments. ChapmanAlbin recovered $200,000 for investors.

  • TGBG Financial Planning Sunday, May 12, 2013

    ChapmanAlbin represented a group of individuals who invested money in the TGBG Financial Planning scheme. The perpetrator of the fraudulent scheme, Mark Carpenter, promised his customers that he would invest in gold bullion, oil and gas, bonds and promissory notes. Instead, he simply used the money he raised to pay earlier investors. ChapmanAlbin recovered $375,000 […]

  • Unsuitable Real Estate Investments Saturday, May 11, 2013

    ChapmanAlbin represented a husband and wife from Florida who lost money in unsuitable investment funds including Medical Capital, the IMH Loan Fund, the Behringer Harvard REIT and the Inland American REIT. ChapmanAlbin successfully recovered $525,000 from the individual stockbroker and brokerage firm that recommended the investments to them.