Ex-Oxnard investor Lukens arrested in Chicago on suspicion of theft by deception

Dec 15, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Ventura County Star

The woman Donald Lukens is accused of defrauding, Marietta Egen, said she met Lukens in 2006 on the dating Web site Match.com. Donald Lukens, accused of running a $47 million Ponzi scheme in Ventura County in the 1990s, could spend the holidays in jail after he was arrested last week in Chicago on suspicion of investment fraud.

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Christie

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Dec 15, 2009
 
About time. I am a victim of his 1990's scheme and I hope he is convicted and given the maximum prison sentence. Even that is too good for an unscrupulous person like him.
700abc

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Dec 16, 2009
 
Agreed!
suffering

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Jan 10, 2010
 
I Itoo have recently been taken by a man I thought loved me. Give me the strength God to press charges and put this man behind bars where he belongs.
Marietta....if you are reading this let me know... I share the SAME story
suffering

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Jan 10, 2010
 
I too am a victim of a very similar deception. Marietta....if you are reading this, please let me know. I commend you for your strength...I hope I find mine to put the bastard who took from me in jail....
jayne kennedy

Ventura, CA

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Jan 29, 2010
 
this man left no stone unturned how he has gotten by living in one of the most expensive area of chicago is beyound my understanding-He stole from his community and when things got real crazy he felt is was ok to take everydime from his own family.He actually faked documents and sold the family home wile his father was in the hospital, the burdon of him being related to me and watching his total lack of ethics had been so painful and wile i cannot be held responsible for his behaviour my heart goes out to the many people who still have to deal with the mess that he created.peace
Christie

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Jan 29, 2010
 
I know this man personally and he is a snake. I was robbed of my home and know a lot about him. I imagine he has his money tucked away in Switzerland or the Cayman Islands or whatever. All the people who are in place to protect us blew it. The Ventura County DA and prosecutor's office were inept. The SEC tried but what they did amounted to a slap on the wrist. If someone in Chicago besides the girlfriend he allegedly bilked does not come forward he will probably get away with this again. He is the teflon Don. I can't stand him.
jayne kennedy

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Jan 29, 2010
 
Christie wrote:
I know this man personally and he is a snake. I was robbed of my home and know a lot about him. I imagine he has his money tucked away in Switzerland or the Cayman Islands or whatever. All the people who are in place to protect us blew it. The Ventura County DA and prosecutor's office were inept. The SEC tried but what they did amounted to a slap on the wrist. If someone in Chicago besides the girlfriend he allegedly bilked does not come forward he will probably get away with this again. He is the teflon Don. I can't stand him.
that is the big question were is the money?it was mentioned that he could not even afford a cup of coffee-but that he lives in the same building as oprah,to see him re arrested (great mug shot)shows his idea of financial planning is just straight out stealing.i could not even begin to feel the depth of your anger-so justified and yet only a slap on the wrist-we can tell theres no remorse since he continues...now he poses as a caring man who wants to help his girlfriend. how low can it go.
Marietta

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Feb 6, 2010
 
suffering wrote:
I Itoo have recently been taken by a man I thought loved me. Give me the strength God to press charges and put this man behind bars where he belongs.
Marietta....if you are reading this let me know... I share the SAME story
Please Please Go Right to the Police and tell them of your Situation. You will Never heal if you don't Try to get Justice.I know your Over whelming Pain. Please Please Don't let your Con Man Destroy You. I will Pray for you.Go to the POLICE.
Marietta

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Feb 6, 2010
 
jayne kennedy wrote:
this man left no stone unturned how he has gotten by living in one of the most expensive area of chicago is beyound my understanding-He stole from his community and when things got real crazy he felt is was ok to take everydime from his own family.He actually faked documents and sold the family home wile his father was in the hospital, the burdon of him being related to me and watching his total lack of ethics had been so painful and wile i cannot be held responsible for his behaviour my heart goes out to the many people who still have to deal with the mess that he created.peace
Thank you Jayne for your comments.The SUFFERING I have done due to this MONSTER is UNBELIEVABLE.I am sorry for all of your Pain due to this Monster Lukens.All he does in life is Steal Steal Steal from People. He can't stop. Something is Seriously wrong with him. Don't worry this time he will Pay for his Crimes. He will Rot in Jail; for a long time so he will not be able to STEAL money and Abuse another Human.
Marietta

Evanston, IL

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Feb 6, 2010
 
Christie wrote:
I know this man personally and he is a snake. I was robbed of my home and know a lot about him. I imagine he has his money tucked away in Switzerland or the Cayman Islands or whatever. All the people who are in place to protect us blew it. The Ventura County DA and prosecutor's office were inept. The SEC tried but what they did amounted to a slap on the wrist. If someone in Chicago besides the girlfriend he allegedly bilked does not come forward he will probably get away with this again. He is the teflon Don. I can't stand him.
Don't worry Christie. I will get Justice for all of us. I PROMISE YOU.
Joe Moma

Alhambra, CA

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Oct 7, 2011
 
Don is too smart to get caught, he always has is bases covered. Marietta, you will never get your money back and I will bet you that he will walk free.

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