An MCA Debt Settlement Owner Arrested by FBI

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DOJOne of the alleged masterminds behind MCA Cure LLC, LDMS Group, LLC, and Evergreen Settlement Group LLC, was arrested by the FBI six weeks ago after inducing merchants to divert payments away from their MCA providers and then failing to negotiate with the funders.

The accused is Mark Csantaveri, who is named along with two unnamed co-conspirators from New Jersey. Both co-conspirator names were made easily discoverable by details disclosed by the FBI however. The debt settlement websites made claims that they had a “proven proprietary debt restructuring system” that could lower their payments by 80%. As part of the enrollment process, merchants were directed to send funds to an escrow account, for which the co-conspirators would then transfer to their own personal accounts.

According to the complaint, they would then claim to be negotiating with the funders and give updates about waiting to hear from attorneys and settlements. The charges are for Wire Fraud, Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, and Money Laundering.

Csantaveri was immediately remanded to jail, was represented by a public defender and was only recently released on a $200,000 unsecured bond.

“Csantaveri and his conspirators misappropriated the victims’ money for their personal use, including over $1 million in gambling expenses,” the DOJ said. “Csantaveri’s scheme ultimately defrauded more than 50 victims of more than $3.4 million dollars.”

Conspiracy to commit wire fraud is punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss involved in the offense, whichever is greatest.

Last modified: May 25, 2024

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