Amish Businessman Who Scammed Own Community Ordered to Pay $5.2 Million
September 22, 2019
INDIANA - An Indiana man who authorities said leveraged his Amish heritage to lure unwitting investors into a scheme that duped them out of millions has been ordered to pay over $5.2 million in penalties and restitution.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said in a civil action complaint that Earl Miller recruited investors “from a network of predominantly novice investors, including members of the local Amish community,” and persuaded them to invest in a fraudulent real estate scheme.
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