SEC v. Craig T. Jolly and Quest Holdings, Inc.

SEC Complaint against Craig T. Jolly and Quest Holdings, Inc.


The SEC complaint brings charges against Quest Holdings, Inc. and its principal, Craig T. Jolly, of Spokane, Washington, for operating an internet-based Ponzi scheme promising monthly returns of up to 19.5 percent.

According to the complaint, Quest and Jolly raised $4 million from more than 200 investors, located throughout the country and abroad, through the issuance of short-term securities promising monthly interest rates as high as 19.5 percent. Jolly raised funds by offering and selling Quest securities through Quest's website,

Jolly invested only about one-third of the investor funds he received. Those investments suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in trading losses. The defendants operated a Ponzi scheme and repaid purported profits to investors from funds provided by later investors, not from earnings on Quest's investment activities. In addition, the Commission alleges that Jolly misappropriated at least $628,000 of investor funds, which he used for his own stock trading and to pay for his vehicles, medical bills and other personal expenses.

The complaint charges Jolly and Quest with violating Sections 5(a), 5(c) and 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5.

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Reference Info:Pleadings | Federal, 9th Circuit, Washington | United States

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