[ exact phrase in "" • ~10 sec • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]

LOCATION/TYPE

News Home
Archive
RSS

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links

Alerts

Press Releases

FAQs

Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics

Videos

Allied Groups

Prosecutors attempt to seize Lupas’ properties  

Credit:  By Dave Janoski (Projects Editor) | The Standard Speaker | standardspeaker.com 4 September 2012 ~~

Federal prosecutors filed documents Wednesday seeking to seize properties worth nearly $900,000 owned by prominent Wilkes-Barre attorney Anthony J. Lupas Jr., who faces fraud and conspiracy charges in an alleged Ponzi scheme that cost investors $6 million, according to a grand jury indictment.

Criminal proceedings against the 77-year-old Lupas have been on hold while his medical condition is evaluated to determine if he is competent to stand trial. His attorneys say he suffered brain trauma in a fall in November.

Lupas promised his alleged victims annual tax-free returns of 5 percent to 7 percent from an investment trust but pocketed their money, using cash from new investors to cover monthly payments to longer-term investors, according to the grand jury. There are more than 80 victims in the case, according to attorneys for several investors who have filed civil claims against Lupas.

The documents filed Wednesday seek the seizure of three properties Lupas co-owns with his wife, relatives and others. They include 454 acres in Bear Creek Township that contain 12 electricity-generating wind turbines visible from portions of the Wyoming Valley.

The windmills are the only structures on the property, which is worth $642,000, according to county records.

Prosecutors also want to seize a Buck Township property worth $76,600 that contains a fishing cabin, and 140 undeveloped acres in Laflin worth $178,000, according to county records.

Source:  By Dave Janoski (Projects Editor) | The Standard Speaker | standardspeaker.com 4 September 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate

Share:


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook

Share

CONTACT DONATE PRIVACY ABOUT SEARCH
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.
Share

Wind Watch on Facebook

Follow Wind Watch on Twitter