Business Monday Briefs: More problems for Woodbridge related to alleged Ponzi scheme
There’s more fallout from the alleged Ponzi scheme committed by the Woodbridge Group of Companies, the California-based developer of luxury properties in the Roaring Fork Valley and elsewhere.
Last week, Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome announced that two Colorado brokers, James Quinn Campbell of Woodland Park and Gerald N. Kagarise of Colorado Springs, can no longer sell products for Woodbridge. All told, seven Colorado brokers are prohibited from selling on behalf of Woodbridge, which in November closed its office in the Aspen Glen residential neighborhood about 3 miles north of Carbondale.
The state’s security division contends that Woodbridge hired the representatives to solicit and sell the unregistered and nonexempt securities, despite the fact that all were also unlicensed with the commissioner.
“As the Securities and Exchange Commission’s securities fraud case against the Woodbridge Companies is ongoing, we will continue to take action against those sales representatives soliciting and selling these unregistered notes in Colorado,” Rome said in a statement. “The licensing requirement for financial professionals is an important protection for investors, and the failure to hold the proper licensure will result in sanctions.”
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Breakfast with the chamber
Aspen Chamber Resort Association’s annual business breakfast will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Doerr-Hosier Center on the Aspen Meadows Resort.
Speakers will include John Kinney of Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, County Manager Jon Peacock, real estate broker Andrew Ernemann, and Christian Knapp of Aspen Skiing Co.
Cost is $35 for members and $50 for non-members.
Call 970-925-1940 to RSVP.
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