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How Low Can You Go? Convicted Land Swindler Shows Just How Low Posted By: Brian Mahany Fraudsters have few boundaries. Their crimes hurt millions of Americans each year. Texas resident Norris Fisher now enters the Hall of Shame after forging deeds from the recently departed and the mentally challenged. His story is pulled from the court records of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division. Norris was convicted of federal mail fraud charges after being caught in a scheme that involved filing forged deeds to real estate. By forging the deeds, not only were the rightful owners of the real estate deprived of their property but the subsequent buyers who then purchased the stolen property were also deprived of their money. According to a sealed complaint from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Norris is believed to have forged over 300 deeds, affidavits of heirship and other documents. His net haul? Police say in just 2 years, he falsely acquired over 100 properties in the Fort Worth area. How did he accomplish this feat? Forged documents, forged notary seals and a newspaper.forged deeds forgery asset recovery fraud recovery frauds and scams Wisconsin asset recovery lawyer mail fraud forged deeds Oh Thank Heaven For The Sec – Fraud, Deceit, A Tropical Paradise And Slurpees Posted By: Brian Mahany Press releases from the Securities and Exchange Commission are a treasure trove of stories. Stories involving fraud and deceit. This story begins in 2004 with an ambitious Florida company called Prime Time Group (now known as Hunt Gold Corporation) and ends this month in Miami federal courtroom. Unfortunately, for investors, the end of legal proceedings doesn’t mean the end of their nightmare. According to the complaint filed by the SEC last year, Prime Time Group lied and defrauded investors. In 2005, the company began negotiating with 7-Eleven to purchase 14 stores in Puerto Rico. An agreement was reached but Prime Time was unable to secure the monies needed to close. Using borrowed funds and a complex arrangement among company insiders, Prime Time ultimately took control of the stores. (There is no allegation that 7-Eleven participated in any fraud or engaged in any wrong doing.) To this point, the story isn’t very sexy. Perhaps some failed disclosures and complex technical violations but nothing on a scale of what was to happen next. In an effort to prop share prices, Prime Time began lying to investors. Lying on a grand scale.asset recovery SEC fraud recovery Wisconsin asset recovery lawyer stock fraud stock price manipulation asset recovery