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Jim Rockford
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Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
Someone told me he was an LSU DKE. Have not verified, but it would check out. LINK

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A Shreveport man accused of scamming more than $96 million from investors and financial institutions has posted an unsecured appearance bond in the amount of $500,000 to remain free pending resolution of his case, according to documents made public Tuesday morning.





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deBerardinis is accused in a federal grand jury indictment of falsely representing himself from 2008 to 2016 to obtain more than $96 million from investors in Shreveport, across Louisiana and elsewhere. He allegedly operated numerous business entities and represented himself as part of the petroleum industry.

The grand jury indicted deBerardinis on Jan. 25.

Some allegations in the indictment include that deBerardinis:

Hired a professional make-up artist to disguise him as an Orthodox Jew in an attempt to obtain investor funds from a New York-based private equity group.

Created a fake check in the amount of $80 million from First Tennessee Bank made payable to one of his companies and falsely claimed to investors it had come from a previous investment.

 Falsely claimed to have obtained an international shippers’ license.








SCLibertarian
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
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Hired a professional make-up artist to disguise him as an Orthodox Jew in an attempt to obtain investor funds from a New York-based private equity group. 

A+ for creativity.


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PsychTiger
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Falsely claimed to have obtained an international shippers’ license.



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TBoy
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
Man, 96 million? Almost seems worth it.


rpr4695
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ProjectP2294
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
With those kinds of skills he could be the special assistant to the head football coach at lsu.


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jamboybarry
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
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Falsely claimed to have obtained an international shippers’ license


Some baws on the OB gon be pissed about those coolers


nola000
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
Clicked hoping it was the end of the Corch O era.

Hit the back button disappointed.


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SOLA
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
I was at a duck camp with that guy a couple years ago and he seemed dumber than a 1lb of rice when we were playing cards. Some of the guys were pissed about how much he was tipping the guides. It was like a $40/person reg. He was throwing like $200/guide. Guess it’s easy when it’s not your money.


slackster
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
A bank lost $29MM with this guy and the Gamble family in Shreveport lost $7.25MM. Whoa.
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Jim Rockford
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
IIRC the guy was a local and pretty well connected, so people trusted him more than they would somebody who showed up on the midnight train. Still, it's surprising when financial pros get slickered, but it happens more often than you'd think.


lsucoonass
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
i never knew there were duck hunt guides


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slackster
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
Yeah apparently he was in with a few CPAs as well. Sounds like they were part of the scam.


PiscesTiger
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
Take notes, Troy Bell.


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ShadyPilot
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Yeah apparently he was in with a few CPAs as well. Sounds like they were part of the scam.


Todd Muslow and Richard Muslow both are CPA's at their accounting firm Muslow & Juneau


Jim Rockford
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Muslow & Juneau, LLC was officially closed on November 30, 2017.

The web portal does work.  If you had access prior to November 30, 2017, you should still have access to login and upload or retrieve files. 





supadave3
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
An $80 million check? A check? A least get a certified check or money order. Ha


ShadyPilot
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: Muslow & Juneau, LLC was officially closed on November 30, 2017. The web portal does work. If you had access prior to November 30, 2017, you should still have access to login and upload or retrieve files.


Yep Juneau got the f out.


SamuelClemens
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
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$96 million


That's enough $ where he could have left the country and never returned


Jim Rockford
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re: Shreveport baw pleads not guilty in $96 million investment scam
It's unlikely he has any of it. The money has to go out as fast as it comes in to keep the scam going.


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