Retirement Investment Scheme Targeted Seniors Through Seminars

by Wall Street Fraud on September 4, 2012

elder fraud attorneyA Missouri man is facing charges after defrauding numerous seniors in a retirement investment scheme. Steven Gwin, 68, recently pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and money laundering.

According to, Gwin operated the scheme for almost two years and primarily targeted older investors. He admitted to soliciting and obtaining funds from individuals for investment in various retirement ventures through seminars for senior citizens in both Missouri and Arkansas.

Gwin told the individual investors that he would invest their retirement funds in safe, interest-earning investments. He instructed them to establish Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) through Sterling Trust Company. However, after the accounts were funded, Gwin used the money to purchase unsecured notes issued by First Nevada Marketing, a Missouri corporation he operated.

As in many investment fraud schemes, Gwin made a profit while investors were left with losses. Prosecutors have estimated the total loss from Gwin’s retirement fraud scheme is between  $1 million and $2.5 million.

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