Gibbs Law Group and Silver Law Group have filed a class action alleging that in the course of providing banking services to PFI, Umpqua Bank not only discovered that Casey was paying current investors with money from new investors, but was also complicit in the Ponzi scheme by continuing to provide PFI with banking services. Last month, a federal court denied Umpqua Bank’s motion to dismiss the case.

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Evidence suggests Umpqua had knowledge of PFI’s alleged Ponzi scheme

Despite Umpqua’s adamant denial of any knowledge concerning Casey’s unethical dealings, Plaintiffs allege there is ample evidence suggesting that Umpqua had to be aware of Casey’s fraud given its position as the sole handler of PFI-PISF accounts.

Not only was Casey a convicted felon who had previously pled guilty to multiple counts of financial fraud, but Umpqua was also required by law to conduct extensive customer oversight – particularly for high-net worth customers. This would have put the bank on high notice of PFI and PISF’s bank accounts, which Plaintiffs allege clearly show that funds from new investors were being used to pay both existing investors and Casey’s personal expenses over the span of decades.

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Scott focuses his law practice on securities arbitration and litigation and plaintiff-side class action litigation, representing individual investors and institutions in claims against brokerage firms, investment advisors, commodities firms, hedge funds and others.

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Amanda is spearheading a securities lawsuit against NantHealth concerning fraudulent statements to investors about the success of its key product.

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