08 Dec Woodbridge Mortgage Fund Investigation
Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund— Unlicensed Individuals to Sell Unregistered Securities
Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund Allegedly Implemented Unlicensed Individuals to Sell Unregistered Securities
Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund of Sherman Oaks, California, has fallen under regulatory actions following allegations that the firm purportedly used unlicensed individuals to sell unregistered securities, according to an SEC Action filed in the Southern District of Florida District Court currently under review by attorneys Joe Peiffer and James Booker of Peiffer Wolf.
Peiffer Wolf’s securities attorneys are currently investigating Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund and Woodbridge Group of Companies’ alleged offer and sale of unregistered securities, the sale of securities by unregistered brokers, and the commission of fraud in connection with the offer, purchase, and sale of securities.
Investors who believe they may have lost money due to investing in the Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund or with Woodbridge Group of Companies, please contact the Woodbridge Lawsuit attorneys at Peiffer Wolf for a FREE Consultation by filling out a contact form on this website or by calling 504-523-2434.
Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund came under SEC investigation on November 1, 2017 concerning Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund conduct while raising over $1 Billion dollars from investors, and whether or not this was accomplished by using unregistered securities.
In addition to the filings in Florida, a separate action has apparently been filed by the Colorado Commissioner of Securities that alleges that Woodbridge Mortgage sold securities in violation of Colorado law, according to reports from the Colorado Commissioner of Securities.
The Commissioner further alleges that Woodbridge raised nearly $60 Million from Colorado investors, and the company implemented unlicensed sales representatives to make sales of unregistered securities through misrepresentations and omissions of material facts.
Additionally, the reports from Colorado named three individuals (James Campbell, Timothy McGuire and Ronald Caskey) who were affiliated with Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund and whom were not licensed to make sales of securities, according to a Complaint from the Colorado Commissioner of Securities.
Ronald Caskey, one of the unlicensed salesman, is known for hosting the Ron Caskey Show in Colorado and Illinois. In addition with James Campbell and Timothy McGuire, they are all being investigated for sales of Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund One, Two, Three, and Three A, the Complaint reports.
Furthermore, Woodbridge allegedly made sales though material misrepresentations and omissions of fact, such as a lack of registration of the offering, the qualifications of the managers of the funds, the solvency of the company, the risks of the offering, and prior regulatory actions against Woodbridge in Arizona, Texas and Massachusetts, the Complaint also notes.
Finally, Woodbridge also allegedly issued promissory notes to support the offerings which would make them securities under state and federal law. One should note, however, that complaints filed by the Regulators are not final, and until the allegations have been proven in a court of law, no negative inferences should yet be drawn.
Woodbridge Allegedly Raised over $1 Billion Thousands of Investors Nationwide through Various Investment Offerings via Various Forms and Structures
Woodbridge has raised more than $1 Billion from Thousands of investors nationwide through multiple investment offerings using various forms and structures, according to the Court Reports being reviewed by Peiffer Wolf attorneys Joe Peiffer and James Booker.
For example, regarding the Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund III, LLC, Woodbridge allegedly made a filing with the Commission on September 18, 2015, a Form D stating that it had raised $36,330,251 from a potential offering of $50,000,000, the Reports note.
The Court Reports further allege that a network of both internal and external nationwide sales agents allegedly marketed different investments, and these sales agents are allegedly paid various levels of commissions for their work, the Reports state.
Additionally, the Woodbridge Funds are commercial lenders that make hard-money loans secured by commercial property and the Woodbridge Funds raise money from investors to help fund the hard cash loans, according to a Massachusetts enforcement action.
The Woodbridge Funds allegedly pool money from various investors for each hard-money loan, and the Woodbridge Funds’ promissory notes effectively guarantee the underlying hard-money loans. However, the Woodbridge Funds’ advertising materials state that the Woodbridge Funds are obligated to make payments to FPCM investors even if the hard-money borrower defaults, the Reports state.
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Peiffer Wolf’s securities lawyers often represent investors who lose money as a result of investment-related fraud or misconduct and are currently investigating Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund for alleged implementations of unlicensed individuals. We take most cases like this on a contingency fee basis and advance the case costs; in this arrangement, we only get paid for the fees and costs out of the money recovered for our clients.
Investors who believe they lost money as a result of investments in the Woodbridge Mortgage Investment Fund, contact the investment fraud and broker misconduct lawyers at Peiffer Wolf for a FREE Consultation by filling out a contact form on this website or by calling 504-523-2434.
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