Derivatives Markets

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Hollywood Company Targeted for Illegal Precious Metals Deals

    In the investing world, metals are always considered a good bet. No doubt that was part of the sales pitch which one Hollywood company and it's partners made over a two year period to investors. But now the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is going after International Monetary Metals, Inc ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Michael Dippolito's Finances Explained -- Sort Of

    Mike Dippolito bought a Porsche instead of paying his victims.​While his wife, Dalia, was on trial for plotting to have him killed, Michael Dippolito was also in the hot seat. Dalia's defense attorney grilled him for hours on the witness stand, questioning why Michael borrowed money from Dalia to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Dippolito Fraud Victims Get a Pittance for Their Trouble

    flickr user: bradipoNemeth lost $20,000 in Dippolito's scam.​Every month, George Nemeth gets a check in the mail from the Florida Department of Corrections. Sometimes it's for $8, sometimes $9.12. Once, the amount spiked to $10.18.At this rate, it will be 167 years before Nemeth recovers the $20,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Michael Dippolito's Fraud Scheme: Take Investors' Money, Buy Phone Sex

    Florida Department of CorrectionsDippolito is still on probation for the scheme.​Long before he made headlines as the victim of his wife's alleged plot to have him killed, Michael Dippolito had a scheme of his own.From a Boca Raton apartment, he ran a telemarketing business that preyed on stranger ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    The Real Boiler Room

    Hollywood's International Currency Management specialized in trading foreign currency -- and helping clients' money disappear

  • Dining

    January 28, 1999