SEC v. Philip G. Barry, Leverage Group, Leverage Option Management Co., Inc., and North American Financial Services

SEC Complaint against Barry


The SEC charged a Brooklyn money manager for running a $40 million Ponzi scheme in which he promised approximately 800 investors guaranteed high returns from safe, liquid investments, but instead spent their money on real estate, his pornography mail order business, and other interests. The SEC alleges that Philip G. Barry and his firms Leverage Group, Leverage Option Management Co., Inc, and North American Financial Services defrauded investors, including senior citizens and retirees, by selling securities in Leverage investment funds

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Reference Info:Pleadings | Federal, 2nd Circuit, New York | United States

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