Trader guilty in $21.8 million Ponzi scheme

By Wire services | January 12, 2011 | Last updated on January 12, 2011
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A former GFX Capital director in London has pleaded guilty to running a U.S. $21.8 million Ponzi scheme.

Arrested in February 2009, Terry Freeman, 61, admitted to defrauding investors of U.S. $21.8 million and conducting fraudulent trading.

Instead of investing his clients’ money in foreign exchange markets, he bought lavish homes in Cyprus, France and gifts – such as a U.S. $187,000 diamond ring for his wife.

Freeman will be face sentencing next month.

Wire services