Kornfelds Settle With SEC Over Woodbridge Ponzi Scheme

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Barry M. Kornfeld and Ferne Kornfeld, both fundraising agents for 1st Global Capital, have settled with the SEC for their role in Woodbridge Group of Companies LLC, a $1.2 billion ponzi scheme. Woodbridge was another Florida-based company that is unrelated to 1st Global Capital. As part of the settlement, the Kornfelds agreed to disgorge $3.69 million plus $690,497 in prejudgment interest on top of $650,000 in combined penalties. They also agreed to be permanently barred from selling securities.

Barry Kornfeld was already barred by the SEC for previous securities violations.

No wrongdoing has been alleged against the Kornfelds in the 1st Global Capital case thus far, but court records revealed that Barry Kornfeld raised $8 million from investors for the company. 1st Global Capital is currently in bankruptcy and was charged with securities fraud by the SEC.

Last modified: April 20, 2019
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