TRENTON, N.J.— A central New Jersey man has admitted running a $20 million Ponzi scheme. The U.S. attorney's office says the 57- year-old Colts Neck resident persuaded 36 investors to invest $20 million based on promises they would earn 9 percent to 14 percent monthly. Spina was accused of putting only $9.5 million into a trading account and using the remaining...» Read More
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