News involving Medical Capital fraud recovery has been on the minds of thousands of investors following a July 2009 lawsuit filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that accuses the Tustin-based company of securities fraud. In the lawsuit, the SEC alleges that Medical Capital misappropriated about $18.5 million of investor funds and misrepresented certain financial facts about the investments, otherwise known as Medical Capital Notes.
In March 2010, federal prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into two executives with ties to Medical Capital Holdings: Medical Capital CEO Sidney M. Field and President Joseph J. “Joey” Lampariello. Both Field and Lampariello were sued by the SEC in August 2009 for securities fraud.
A number of broker/dealers that sold Medical Capital investments also are facing regulatory scrutiny and lawsuits. At the top of the list is Securities America, which was sued in January 2010 by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. According to the complaint, a number of Securities America reps allegedly misled investors about investments in Medical Capital and failed to disclose the risks associated with the investments.
The Massachusetts lawsuit further alleges that between 2003 and 2008, a group of Securities America executives repeatedly failed to heed the warning of an outside due-diligence analyst regarding the risks of the Medical Capital investments.
One Securities America rep facing legal troubles is William Glubiak, who’s been named in a $7.7 million complaint from about 24 households of investors who purchased investments in Medical Capital Holdings.
Another leading Securities America adviser involved in litigation connected to Medical Capital is Paula Dorion-Gray. In November 2009, Dorion-Gray was cited in a $254,000 complaint.
As for Securities America, it vigorously disputes the allegations of the Massachusetts Securities Division and contends that Massachusetts regulators don’t understand the workings of private placements and Regulation D offerings.
Maddox Hargett & Caruso P.C. continues to file arbitration claims with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on behalf of investors who suffered investment losses in Medical Capital. If you purchased Medical Capital Notes from a broker/dealer and wish to discuss your potential rights for recovery, us today.