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SEC Charges Brokers with Variable Annuity Scam

As recently reported in the Wall Street Journal, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently filed a fraud complaint against a pair of brokers alleging that they defrauded customers using variable annuities to invest in insurance contracts that wagered on the lives of the terminally ill. Variable annuities are a type of high commission retirement savings […]

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The industries the Firm represents are as diverse as the economy: manufacturers and service industries, real estate developers, financial concerns, lending institutions, health care professionals and facilities, benefit consultants, software and technology developers, public service agencies, investment partnerships, travel agencies, private schools, engineering concerns, leasing companies, telecommunications concerns, hotel developers, franchisors and professional sports teams.