Case Status Information
Evolution Marketing Group
This web page will be updated as court events are scheduled in this matter. Sentencing in criminal cases does not take place at the time of entry of a guilty plea, but sometime later.
Thank you for contacting the United States Attorney's Office regarding your investment with Evolution Marketing Group ("EMG"). The federal government is continuing to investigate the operations of EMG and is working to recover funds to return to injured investors. Please note that until an order of forfeiture is entered in the United States' favor after the resolution of either the civil forfeiture or criminal prosecution, the United States is unable to release any funds to victims.
Gracias por comunicarse con la Oficina de Fiscalia Federal en cuanto a su inversión con Evolution Marketing Group ("EMG"). El gobierno federal continúa su investigación sobre las operaciones de EMG y está trabajando en recuperar fondos para devolver a los inversionistas afectados. Note, por favor, que el gobierno no puede absolver los fondos apoderados a las victimas hasta que una resolución, ya sea confiscación civil o prosecusión criminal, y una orden the confiscación haya sido anotada en favor los Estados Unidos.
Included below is a Victim Information Sheet. If you have not previously completed and returned a Victim Information Sheet, please complete one and return it by regular mail to the address listed on the form. If you have already completed and returned a Victim Information Sheet, do not submit a second one.
Incluímos abajo una Forma the Información de Victima. Si usted no ha completado y devuelto esta forma anteriormente, por favor complete y devuelvala por correo regular a la dirección que aparece en la forma. No someta otra forma si usted ya la completó y devolvió.
(11/7/2013): On October 31, 2013, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida entered orders of forfeiture for over $138 million in assets which were seized by federal authorities for their involvement in a fraud perpetrated by Evolution Market Group. The United States Department of Justice will distribute these funds to eligible victims of the fraud through a process called "Remission.”
El 31 de octubre de 2013, la Corte de Los Estados Unidos del Distrito Mediano de la Florida radico ordenes de confiscación por sobre $138 millones en bienes los cuales fueron confiscados por las autoridades federales por la participación en un fraude cometido por Evolution Market Group. Los Estados Unidos distribuira esos fondos a victimas elegibles del fraude por el proceso llamado “Remisión.”
Remission occurs when forfeited assets are returned to the victims of the crime underlying the forfeiture. Authority to grant remission rests with the United States Attorney General, as delegated to the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section of the United States Department of Justice. The remission process is governed by the Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 28, Part 9 (2012).
Remisión ocurre cuando confiscaciónes de bienes son devueltas a las victimas del crimen relaciónado a la confiscación. Autoridad para conceder remisión descansa con el Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos, asi delegado a la Sección de Confiscaciónes y Lavado de Dinero de los Estados Unidos. El proceso de remisión es gobernado por el codigo de Regulaciónes Federales, Capitulo 28, Parte 9 (2012).
Persons who incurred a financial loss because of investment with Evolution Market Group d/b/a Finanzas Forex may be eligible for remission.
Personas que incurrieron una perdida financiera por la inversión en Evolution Market Group d/b/a Finanzas Forex, pueden ser elegibles para remisión.
The United States Department of Justice is in the process of hiring a remission administrator who will oversee the remission process. Once the remission administrator is hired, this webpage will be updated with the remission administrator’s contact information.
El Departamento de Justicia de los Estados Unidos esta en el proceso de contratar un administrador de remisión el cual administrara el proceso de remisión. Una vez que el administrador de remisión es contratado, esta pagina web sera actualizada con la información de el administrador de remisión.
In order to be eligible to receive remission, a victim must submit a Petition Form to the remission administrator. The remission administrator will be sending the Petition Form to each of the known victims of the fraud at a later date. Accordingly, it is very important that we have updated contact information (address, e-mail address and telephone number) for each victim. If you have previously submitted a Victim Information Sheet to the United States Attorney’s Office or the United States Secret Service, and your contact information has changed, please provide updated contact information to either of the following:
United States Attorney’s Office
Para ser elegibles para recibir remisión, la victima tiene que someter una Forma de Petición al administrador de remisión. Mas luego, el administrador de remisión estara enviado la Forma de Petición a cada una de las victimas “conocidas” del fraude. En consecuencia, es muy importante que tengamos la información de contacto actualizada (dirección, correo electronico y numero de telefono) de cada victima. Si usted previamente sometio una Forma de Información de Victima a Fiscalia Federal de los Estados Unidos o al Servicio Secreto de los Estados Unidos, y su información ha cambiado, favor de proveer su información de contacto actualizada a cualquiera de los siguientes:
By E-Mail/Por Correo Electronico:
By Mail/Por Correo Postal:
(10/31/2012): If you previously completed and submitted a Victim Information Sheet but did not submit documents to support your claimed loss, you MUST submit those documents or your claim may not be considered for restoration/remission purposes. Supporting documents include, but are not limited to: cancelled checks, wire transfers receipts, bank statements, receipts, agreements, contracts, monthly statements, correspondence (including e-mail) between yourself and operators/employees of the alleged fraud, and/or computer screen shots regarding your account.
The more documents you provide, the easier it will be to verify your claimed loss. Please send all supporting documents by regular mail no later than January 31, 2013, to the United States Secret Service, Attn: Agent Tom Campbell, 390 N. Orange Avenue, Suite 1300, Orlando, FL 32801. If you have already completed and returned a Victim Information Sheet, DO NOT submit a second one, but please make sure that your name is clearly identified on each page of any documents you provide.
(10/31/2012): It is very important that you provide documentation which supports your claim of investment with EMG. Without such documentation, the United States may not be able to verify the amount of your investment. IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY SUPPLIED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS, please provide them immediately. As noted above, such documents may include cancelled checks, wire transfer receipts, certifications, and other related financial documentation. Additional documentation that may be considered are EMG website screen shots of account statements and notices/updates from EMG and/or its administrators, videos of EMG rallies/conferences, and PowerPoint presentations from EMG rallies/conferences. The more information that is provided, the easier it will be to verify your claim of investment.
(10/31/2012): Victims of federal crime are free to seek the advice of an attorney regarding their rights, including the right to restitution. As noted below, while you can be represented by an attorney regarding restitution, it is not a requirement. If a determination is made that you are entitled to restitution, it will be ordered by the Court, and is not based upon whether you have retained an attorney or not. If you are represented by an attorney, however, you must still comply with all the requirements including providing documentation to support your claimed investment with EMG.
The United States government does not charge crime victims fees of any kind. Specifically, the United States government does not charge for any work that the government performs related to its criminal prosecution, including for collection of restitution. If you are contacted by any person, business, or other organization claiming to be a representative of the United States government, the United States Attorney's Office, any prosecutor, investigator, or other person or entity involved in the prosecution pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, do not provide that person(s) with any money or information and contact us immediately at our e-mail address: USAFLM.ORLVW@usdoj.gov. Please include the word "EMG" in the subject line of the e-mail and your name and address in the body of the e-mail. We will reply as promptly as possible but please allow 2-3 working days.
If you are deemed to be a victim in this case, restitution amounts will be determined by the district court judge when the defendant is sentenced in a criminal prosecution. If there is no restitution ordered in the criminal prosecution or if the United States forfeits funds in a civil forfeiture action and there is no criminal prosecution, your claim for reimbursement will be considered through a process known as "remission". The United States also does not charge for any work that it performs if your claim for reimbursement is considered through the remission process. (Administrative costs may be deducted from forfeited amounts prior to disbursement.) While you are free to retain your own attorney or legal counsel to represent you during the processes, we do not require that you have any attorney or legal counsel to seek restitution or file a claim for remission.
Case Status(updated 11/7/2013): Investigation continuing. Orders have been issued in the civil asset forfeiture case (see below).
Next scheduled court event: none
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The Office of U.S. Attorney
A. Lee Bentley
USA Activities in
the Middle District of Florida
Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.
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EMG - Evolution Marketing Group