Sought for: conspiracy, securities fraud, sale of unregistered securities, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, attempted income tax evasion
Eric Bartoli is wanted for involvement in a scheme that allegedly defrauded 800 investors in the Americas, the FBI said. From 1995 to 1999, Bartoli operated Cyprus Funds, which was based in Ohio and incorporated in Central America, investigators said. Along with co-conspirators, Bartoli sold certificates of deposit and unregistered mutual funds through Cyprus, raising an estimated $65 million that the FBI said was used mostly for personal gain.
Bartoli is believed to be in Peru and also goes by the aliases Enrico Orlandini, Enrico Adams and Steve Betts, the FBI said. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall.