Guardian International Travel- United States vs Swainson Hawke
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#1 Dec 19, 2011
If you are a victim of Guardian International Travel or any of the folowwing - GIT Asia, GIT Resources, Z-Resources, Z-Power Pac, GIT Cruise Inc., Multiple One Inc., Multiple One Entertainment Inc., please read the following message regarding:
United States vs Swainson Hawke and William Hume - case 2007R00871
Attorney General Conway Announces Indictments of Two in International Ponzi Scheme
Press Release Date:
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced the indictment of two men in connection with an international ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of victims. The indictment naming Swainson Hawke, also known as Ronald D. Scheetz of Macon, Georgia, and William A. Humes of Elizabethtown, Ky. was unsealed in the United States District Court in Louisville, Ky. on Friday, July 1, 2011. The case was investigated by the Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by the office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.
According to the indictment, Hawke and Humes deceived thousands of investors by promising inflated returns on their investments. The two are accused of defrauding victims by assuring them that they were purchasing discount cards connected to the hospitality industry with promises of returns varying from 300 to 500 percent to be paid out in installments. Hawke and Humes also offered and paid significant "commissions" to participants in return for recruiting new participants into the scheme.
A "Ponzi" scheme is a fraudulent arrangement in which investors or participants are attracted by the lure of exorbitant profits. The operators of the scheme maintain and promote the bogus concept by making payments of seemingly large profits to early investors from monies obtained from later investors rather than from actual investment returns. The very nature of the scheme dictates that it must eventually fail when the schemers are no longer able to find new victims.
If convicted the Defendants could be sentenced to 40 years in prison,$500,000 fine and forfeiture of all property obtained as a result of the violations.
A status hearing is scheduled for January 09, 2012 at 1:30pm - Court House 601 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky. The defendants are charged with using their business to run an illegal pyramid and ponzi scheme.
United States vs Swainson Hawke and William Hume - Case #2007R00871 Docket #11-CR-00072
If you believe you are a victim of any of the above businesses contact the US Department of Justice, US Attorney, Western District of Kentucky, Louisville Kentucky to see if are listed in the system or ask for the information to file a claim to be put on the list
#2 Oct 26, 2012
SAVED BY THE BELL
The trial previously scheduled for defendant(s) Swainson Hawke, William Humes on November 5, 2012, 09:30 AM at US Courthouse, 601 West Broadway, Louisville, KY has been rescheduled by the court. The trial has been rescheduled??due??to??defendan t Swainson Hawke suffering a stroke??and dealing with additional medical problems.??
A trial is scheduled before Judge John Heyburn on February 11, 2013, 09:30 AM at US Courthouse, 601 West Broadway, Louisville, KY for the case which involves defendant(s) Swainson Hawke, William Humes.
OK, so there is a delay -, but on the bright side, maybe Kentucky is gathering more information and more people to go down, down, down....
#3 Jan 17, 2013
I was a victim of these fellows
#4 Feb 4, 2014
Our family was a victim of this scheme and these persons. While we were lucky that we did not lose any money, we were almost torn apart as a family as a result of this.
This scheme has other unintended effects that we will never recover from. I am glad to hear the State of Kentucky has indicted these individuals. I hope that all their assets are seized for repaying victims and that they serve the rest of their natural life in prison without the possibility of parole.
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