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Starr Austen & Miller is investigating Auto Service Agency’s direct mail advertising practices for possible statutory violations. Auto Service Agency,
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A settlement appears to be imminent between the two parties involved in the case arising from the collapse of the stage
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Attorneys at Starr Austen Miller are investigating the recent accident in Plymouth, Ind., in which a piece of metal came
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On March 18, 2013 the Attorney General's office filed documents to suspend the licenses of William G. Terpstra, M.D., Robert
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Notification on Settlement in Herbicide Lawsuit Coming Next Week Beginning next week, DuPont will begin notifying all plaintiffs who lost
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Mark S. Fryman, of the Indiana law firm of Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm, along
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Scott Starr, of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm is investigating potential products liability claims related
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Scott Starr announced today that the firm is continuing to investigate potential products liability claims related to General Motor’s announced
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Scott Starr, of the Indiana law firm of Starr Austen & Miller, announced today that the firm is investigating potential
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Scott Starr, of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm is investigating

Securities Fraud

Indiana Secretary Of State Issues Advisory To Raise Awareness Of Private Offering Risks
By WBIW.com The COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruption and anxiety to individuals and the financial markets. Because fraudsters often
Indiana Secretary Of State Joins Task Force Cracking Down On COVID-19 Investment Scams
by: wbiw.com The Indiana Secretary of State’s Office announced that it has joined an international enforcement task force organized by the
WARNING: CD and Promissory Note scams are rampant
By: Scott L. Starr Yet another Certificate of Deposit (CD) scam has cropped up, this time in Florida, where Federal
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Law 360’s Allison Noon recently published an article entitled “Facing Fiduciary Duty, Brokers Threaten to Exit Nevada”.  According to Ms.
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By Susan Orr of the Indianapolis Business Journal A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former powerhouse Merrill Lynch broker Thomas
More Seniors Victimized by Financial Scams
By Yuka Hayashi of The Wall Street Journal The number of suspected cases of elder financial abuse reached a record
Indiana Secretary of State Fines LPL Financial (Linsco Private Ledger) $450,000 for Failing to Supervise Its Indiana Brokers
Written by Scott L. Starr December 3, 2018 The securities industry is designed so that the first line of defense
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An article recently reported by Rachel Graf and Law360 entitled “Asset Management Firm CEO Charged With $16M Fraud”, defines a
SEC Charges Indiana Investment Advisor With Securities Fraud
September 18, 2018 The Securities Exchange Commission recently charged a former middle school math teacher now working as an investment
Secretary Of State Connie Lawson Reminds Investors And Offerors To Use Caution With Cryptocurrency Investments
By: www.wbiw.com Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is again reminding Hoosiers to be cautious about investments involving Initial Coin Offerings

Ponzi Schemes

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By Scott L. Starr Ponzi schemers rarely have the ability to carry out their nefarious conduct alone; instead, they need
A Lowell, Indiana, man accused of bilking more than 25 people out of millions in a crooked investment scheme has entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court, to avoid taking the case to trial, records show.
By Lauren Cross of NWItimes.com A Lowell, Indiana, man accused of bilking more than 25 people out of millions in
Amish businessman ordered to pay $5.2M in scam targeting his own community
By James Leggate of FOXBusiness.com A man who authorities said took advantage of his Amish heritage to recruit novice investors
A surgeon with ties to Northwest Indiana received millions of dollars from a medical-device company accused by the federal government of paying off doctors to use its products, a recently filed federal whistleblower lawsuit reveals.
By Giles Bruce of The Northwest Indiana Times A surgeon with ties to Northwest Indiana received millions of dollars from
Investors say ex-‘Fox & Friends’ host turned them into unwitting slumlords
By: Tim Evans and Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star In court filings and responses to online complaints, Morris contends he merely
An article authored by Law360’s David Matthews describes how a Chicago rabbi allegedly abused his trust with the Chicago Jewish community by convincing his followers to invest over $35 million into a Ponzi scheme.
An article authored by Law360’s David Matthews describes how a Chicago rabbi allegedly abused his trust with the Chicago Jewish
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"Failing Calif. Leasing Co. An $80M Ponzi Scheme, SEC Says", an article from Law 360 detailing yet another huge Ponzi
Yet Another Classic Ponzi Scheme
By Scott Starr An article that recently appeared on Law360.com, authored by Dean Seal, titled "Tenn. Tractor Supplier Gets 3
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Starr Austen & Miller has represented over 1,400 investors who have lost their hard earned savings to bad brokers and
Judge orders ex-CEO to pay nearly $850K in Veros Ponzi scheme
By Dave Stafford / The Indiana Lawyer A former finance company chief with a history of securities law violations has

Latest News

The new SEC rule that requires broker-dealers who make recommendations to their customers to act in their clients’ “best interest” takes effect on June 30, 2020.
By Scott L. Starr June 8, 2020 The new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule that requires broker-dealers who make
Five large brokerage firms have been fined $1.4 million by FINRA for failing to reasonably supervise custodial accounts.
Five large brokerage firms have been fined $1.4 million by FINRA for failing to reasonably supervise custodial accounts. The sanctioned
A private placement, also sometimes known as an unregistered offering, is a way for companies to raise money from investors without having to conduct a public offering. 
Sources: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Indiana Secretary of State What is a private placement? A private placement, also sometimes
An Indianapolis man who operated a downtown payroll services business pleaded guilty to federal charges Friday after admitting to conducting a fraud scheme that cost his clients and Internal Revenue Service more than $9.4 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
By Indianapolis Business Journal Staff An Indianapolis man who operated a downtown payroll services business pleaded guilty to federal charges
Indiana family files lawsuit against e-cigarette manufacturer
By Sandra Chapman of WTHR 13 in Indianapolis A Carmel, Indiana family is taking on one of the largest e-cigarette
Bishop Timothy L. Doherty’s statement on Father David Hasser
NOTE: Andrew Miller is a partner at Starr Austen & Miller LLP. Mr. Miller’s client received a $225,000 settlement paid
Indiana Secretary of State Fines LPL Financial (Linsco Private Ledger) $450,000 for Failing to Supervise Its Indiana Brokers
Written by Scott L. Starr December 3, 2018 The securities industry is designed so that the first line of defense
SEC issues warning about self-directed IRA fraud
by ConsumerAffairs.com As hand-wringing over dwindling pension trust funds and economic security continues to grow, many people are looking for
How criminals steal $37 billion a year from America's elderly
By Bloomberg News Marjorie Jones trusted the man who called to tell her she'd won a sweepstakes prize, saying she could
Beware of Annuity Exchanges
by Scott Starr Annuities are some of the highest commission products available for an insurance agent or a stockbroker to

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