As ever, Kathy Bazoian's blog makes an interesting read, rounding up Ponzi schemes each month. It is noticeable that the US Justice System seems to be harsher than their UK counterparts. That said I strongly suspect that harsher sentencing does not deter others from such crimes.
Below is a summary of the activity reported for June 2016. The reported stories reflect: 4 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 39 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in Ponzi schemes; at least 14 new Ponzi schemes worldwide; and an average age of approximately 59 for the alleged Ponzi schemers. Please feel free to post comments about these or other Ponzi schemes that I may have missed. And please remember that I am just relaying what’s in the news, not writing or verifying it.