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Miami developer's high-stakes scandal exposes $93 million fraud

Miami Developer Rishi Kapoor's deceptive empire falls! SEC exposes $93 million fraud scheme as illusory fortunes, yacht dreams, and financial misconduct come to light

In a shocking revelation, Rishi Kapoor, a Miami-based real estate tycoon of Indian origin, faces federal charges for orchestrating a staggering $93 million investment fraud scheme. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against Kapoor and 22 entities, including Location Ventures and Urbin, exposing a web of deceit spanning from January 2018 to March 2023.

Illusory Fortunes and Yacht Dreams

According to the SEC's inquiry, Kapoor was found to have engaged in deceptive activities by providing investors with false information. Allegedly, Kapoor fraudulently divided up almost $60 million across many organizations and stole more than $4.3 million from investors. Additional details about Kapoor's lavish spending habits are included in the lawsuit. These include the acquisition of a 68.7-foot boat valued at $5 million and the lease of a luxurious sports vehicle.

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SEC pursues justice in Miami's $93 million real estate developer fraud saga

More than fifty investors were the targets of Kapoor's well-planned deception, which included overstated cost projections and fraudulent statements about the developers' corporate governance. Kapoor was named as the ringleader of a complex real estate offering scam that caused financial hardship for investors by Director Eric I. Bustillo of SEC's Miami regional office.

In light of these concerning findings of this Miami developer, the SEC took legal action by submitting a lawsuit to the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The complaint sought long-term injunctions, civil fines, a prohibition on Kapoor's role as an officer and director, and the return of any unlawfully acquired profits along with interest paid before the decision.

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