Sean Kelly, a 49-year-old stockbroker from Marietta, Georgia, allegedly ran a fraud scheme which raised up to $1 million from 12 investors under the purported pretense of his Lion’s Share businesses, according to an SEC Complaint under review by investor rights attorney Alan Rosca.
Alan Rosca, of the Goldman Scarlato & Penny PC law firm, is investigating activity related to Sean Kelly’s alleged investment fraud scheme. Investors who believe they may have lost money in activity related to Sean Kelly’s alleged investment fraud scheme are encouraged to contact attorney Alan Rosca with any useful information or for a free, no obligation discussion about their options.
The SEC, which is seeking civil penalties against Kelly and is working to stop the alleged ongoing fraud, alleges that Sean Kelly operated several entities including Lions Share & Associates, Lionsshare Tax Services, and Lions Share Financial of East Cobb, Inc., the SEC notes.
Sean Kelly allegedly enticed customers by offering free tax preparation to veterans and free retirement planning seminars to seniors in assisted-living facilities, the SEC reports.
Richard R. Best, regional director for the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Atlanta office, made the following statement in a news release:
Kelly gained the trust of elderly retirees, widows, veterans, and people with disabilities so he could loot their investments to support his lifestyle.
Sean Kelly allegedly told investors that he would invest their money in CDs, private placements, and real estate, according to the aforementioned SEC Documents.
Kelly, in reality, allegedly used the money to buy Super Bowl tickets, on luxury vacations, and cash withdrawals, the SEC notes.
Kelly, from January 2014 to October 2018, allegedly operated his scam by having clients write checks to a bank account he owned and telling them he was investing it for them but instead kept the money and forged documents to make it look like he had invested victim funds, according to court records.
Finally, it is important to note that, as of the date of this article, there has not been a finding of liability as to the complaints mentioned in this article, unless otherwise indicated.
The Goldman Scarlato & Penny PC law firm represents investors who lose money as a result of investment-related fraud or misconduct and are currently investigating Sean Kelly’s alleged investment fraud scheme. The firm takes most cases of this type on a contingency fee basis and advance the case costs, and only gets paid for their fees and costs out of money recovered for clients. Attorney Alan Rosca, a securities lawyer and adjunct professor of securities regulation, and has represented thousands of victimized investors across the country and around the world in cases ranging from arbitrations to class actions.
Investors who believe they lost money as a result of Sean Kelly’s alleged investment fraud scheme may contact attorney Alan Rosca for a free no-obligation evaluation of their recovery options, at 888-998-0530, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the contact form on this webpage.