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kx250
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 12:01:23 AM

A Reno man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after scamming eight people out of more than $1 million.

It's a growing trend nationwide and many are falling victim to it here in Nevada. Jack Schwartz,68, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on May 24, 2013. Schwartz cheated eight people out of more than $1 million for what were supposed to be alternative energy startup companies.

Instead, Schwartz, an attorney and non-registered securities representative took the money and used it to pay his mortgage and alimony to his ex-wife.

Secretary of State Ross Miller, says con artists are becoming more savvy when it comes to investment frauds, "We're very alarmed at this trend of energy related scams, it sounds like a legitimate investment and we often times find with the sexy new investments out
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sydb7
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2013 8:54:37 PM

Go to jail!
tomok
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2013 1:08:28 AM

Alternative energy investment fraud schemes on the rise! You have to be very careful WHO you give your money to. You never know 'what' they will do with it!
Just like taxpayer money with the current federal and state administration, you don't know what they do with it and they always want more and more!
Drive vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
Digger52
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 9:44:42 AM

There's a sucker born every minute. . .
WVUtailgater
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 7:14:19 AM

get er done
52MPG
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:14:48 AM

Let the investor be ware.
jethro5000
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:11:25 AM

???
N5EXY
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:07:40 AM

On the rise? Did they ever go down? Kinda like ya gotta be on the wagon to fall off.
bolobill
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:07:17 AM

ok
GoneUpAgain
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:07:12 AM

Why not when you have an idiot in the White House who will loan you money when you have no business background.
OGW
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:04:29 AM

What would you expect, crooks always look for the easy money!
ManOfLeisureII
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2013 12:02:49 AM

Just don't subsidize it.
BoerneWatch
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:57:05 PM

I have been following alternative energy all of my adult life and have yet to find one that was profitable.

Sad, really sad.
nimpy
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:55:49 PM

It only makes sense to me
theschmuck
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:53:06 PM

Take the time to research before investing in anything.
JethroGibbsMKE
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:53:00 PM

I guess the "Green" energy means dollars now, sad really.
rawdog1313
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:52:07 PM

Good.......
camel1
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:51:40 PM

it looks like a field designed for fraud
NedW
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:50:42 PM

Thank you for submitting this article, kx250.
us4usa
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:49:37 PM

"Schwartz, an attorney"

You know the really smart ones out of college, the ones running DC???
idigau22
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:47:32 PM

Energy investment fraud schemes. Many are funded by Obama and his Administration!!!
MRED3
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:46:32 PM

Obama got 8 years in the White House.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:46:24 PM

following the leader
DEG
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:46:08 PM

And what does this have to do with oil/gas/diesel?
flyfast
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:43:39 PM

IT'S ALL A BIG SCAM AND FRAUD
OBUMER CHANGE AND WE BAYING THE BILL
DragonLady76
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:41:32 PM

BE CAREFUL!
rf6480
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:39:43 PM

and global warming is fact Hahahaha
BREW9
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:38:16 PM

of course
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:37:15 PM

green to be made....unfortunately nowadays criminal intent to follow
mrbee
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:36:50 PM

Green means failure.
mikaye
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:32:29 PM

most alt energy plant investive opportunities are scams
CCLighthouse
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:32:13 PM

I think we've been hearing that recently. Now what to do about it.
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:19:40 PM

ok
badharley
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:18:48 PM

More con artists.
ScottTee
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:14:16 PM

Check out your investments carefully
P_I_STONE
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:13:42 PM

Always somebody up to no good
KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:12:38 PM

Good that he was sentenced to prison.
nomad228
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:11:42 PM

ya knowwwwwwww!: ) what they say- you don't get nothing for free. so if someone tells you they have a great investment............. watch both their hands ,because one will be in your wallet and the other will sticking a knife in your back.
bpj13
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:05:49 PM

And I'm sure they are funded by the administration.
floridakeys
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:05:15 PM

The US govt. has done just as horrendously with the siendra scandal and taxpayer money never recovered.
Lukus
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:04:33 PM

IF IT LOOKS OR SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE IT PROBABLY IS.
dc1552
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 11:02:45 PM

Due diligence!
rjoeh
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:58:58 PM

To me... they are just doing the same thing that Obama's friends did and now they are bankrupt with gold lined pockets. As taxpayers... we will never see the money paid back. Too bad the same fate can not fall on all of Obamas friends like is happening to J Schwartz.
walkingtall
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:58:00 PM

Alternative energy investment fraud schemes on the rise and making money in whatever way it comes.
Blue48
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:57:55 PM

WATCH OUT!
joedriver36
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:55:41 PM

ok
Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:54:55 PM

Making money in whatever way it comes, then they go there.
N4PIP
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:54:22 PM

Another investment scam artist who took his scam to the boonies. Usually, it's Wall Street where they do this kind of fraud. His illegal activity had NOTHING to do with alternative energy. It could have been drilling for oil on land somewhere, or many other seemingly lucrative schemes.
ldiggy
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:49:38 PM

Not surprised at all.
Cuzilla
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:47:18 PM

But it's OK when our government scams BILLIONS from taxpayers promoting the same "pie-in-the-sky" Utopian clap-trap!
Carol7777
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:46:40 PM

Got him! Good!
pokey2002
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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2013 10:43:20 PM

Ponzi schemes
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