Tuesday, October 15, 2019 BREAKING: Ex-Woodbridge CEO Gets 25 Years For $1.3B Ponzi Scheme Former Woodbridge Group owner and CEO Robert H. Shapiro was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that raised $1.3 billion from more than 8,000 investors, resulting in approximately $470 million in losses to them.
Some may know more than I on this topic - so please reply with a message to either straighten me out on a detail or flesh out better what you know on this. But the bankruptcy trustee decided around May 1 to take the Woodbridge bankruptcy trust 'public'. Meaning go through a process of creating … Continue reading Liquidity soon!
Like my last update this isn't anything concrete, but the image above is from today's Wall Street Journal showing that the bond market at least is pretty sure the Fed will lower interest rates one notch this summer (green graph). Trends like this are positive to real estate sellers as it lubricates the financing needed … Continue reading Good for Real Estate
lower rates to borrow for real estate favor the Liquidation of the trust properties
The Woodbridge ponzi is starting (at least) to unwind. The SEC is more or less out at this point as well as the Chapter 11 bankruptcy court; the real estate crew is now driving this rehabilitation trust effort. As I understand it, the listings in Colorado are selling like hot cakes and closing fast. The … Continue reading Progress
I heard from a friend, in another state, that he got his distribution check from the Rehabilitation Trust in yesterday's mail. So good news on that timing. Folks around the nation may take an extra day or so for the U.S. mail to make it.
Update from Fred Chen on when the first distributions are likely to roll out from the Rehab Trust