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Nikolai Pankratz claims his partner in Sibir USA, co-defendant Alik Guseynov, conned him into sending Gusyenov, in Russia, more than $73,000 for Russian lumber to be sold in the United States, and that's the last he's heard from Comrade Guseynov, in Davidson County Chancery Court, Nashville.

Resort Holdings International, Richard Wilson, William Brock, and Texas Senior Servicesare accused of defrauding a man of $290,000 by promising to invest it in Mexican time shares, but using the money to pay off previous investors, in Brazoria County Court, Texas.

The USA claims Allan Stone, John Malesko, James Hodges and Irwin Rothbard conspired to commit securities fraud since 1987, in Manhattan Federal Court. Stone has been extradited from Costa Rica.

Robert Schwartz has filed a RICO complaint Roel Hoekstra and others, claiming a Web site called Hedge Lender referred him to Hoekstra and the gang, who took his stocks as security for a loan, sold the stock, driving down the price, and never funded the loan. Also sued in Columbus, Ohio, Federal Court are One Equity Corp., Dafcan Finance Inc., Triangle Equities Inc., Triangle Equities Group, Michael Spillan, Melissa Spillan, Hedge/Lender LLC, ML Financial Services Inc., Lisa Buccellato, Rocco Pistilli, Strategic Alliance Group, Gregory Lockheart, United States District Attorney (for the) Southern District of Ohio, Cooper State Bank, Bear Stearns Security Corp., Delaware County Bank & Trust, First Penn Bank nka Conestoga Bank, Huntington National Bank, and Bank of America.

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