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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Florida Investment Adviser Charged With Defrauding Clients Of Almost $800,000

            An Indictment[1] was unsealed today charging Sean Donald Premock, 43, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with nine counts of mail fraud, nine counts of wire fraud, one count of securities fraud, and one count of investment adviser fraud, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.                            

            The indictment alleges that Premock, a Florida stockbroker and investment adviser who started his own investment and financial planning companies after being fired by his previous employer for selling investments that were not approved by his employer, used his companies to defraud clients, most of whom were elderly, convincing the clients to invest with him by promising to invest their money in stocks, bonds, annuities, hedge funds, and “safe” investments, while in reality Premock spent most of their money on himself and used some of the money to pay other clients. The indictment further alleges that Premock continued to hold himself out as a stock broker and investment adviser even after his licenses were suspended and after he was permanently barred by FINRA from working as a stock broker or otherwise associating with a firm that sold securities to the public, and that he failed to disclose the suspension and permanent bar to his clients.     

            Premock faces a maximum sentence of 385 years’ imprisonment, a five-year period of supervised release, a $9,510,000 fine, and a $2,000 special assessment, and a likely advisory sentencing guideline range of 87 – 108 months’ imprisonment.

            The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael S. Lowe.


[1]               An Indictment or Information is an accusation.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty


Financial Fraud
Updated July 7, 2016