Extended USFIA claim deadline results in low quality claims

Despite the best intentions behind extending the USFIA victim claim deadline, unfortunately it appears to have been mostly a waste of time and money. In light of the extension, the USFIA Receiver reports he’s received “low quality claims” that will be “time-consuming” to sort through.

Steve Chen’s wife relinquishes $3.2 million in stolen USFIA funds

Through Ally Investors LLC and other shell companies, Steve Chen’s wife, Li Zhao (aka Jennifer Zhao), received around $3.37 million in stolen USFIA investor funds. In 2015 the USFIA Receiver recovered approximately $3.2 million from a safe deposit box and bank accounts held in Ally Investors’ name. The seizure saw Li Zhao, the primary beneficiary [Continue reading…]

USFIA claim deadline extended to January 4th, 2019

Following on from a claims meeting held in mid October, a further deadline extension till January 9th has been approved.

USFIA Receiver to hold claims meeting for investor victims

Still stalling about filing your USFIA victim claim? Got questions you need answered in person? Well, you’re in luck.

USFIA Receiver seeks 90 day victim claim submission extension

Despite being able to file claims since April, a surprisingly small number of victims have thus far sought to recoup their losses. Owing to a “substantially lower than anticipated” number of submitted claims, the Receiver is seeking a 90 day submission extension.

USFIA Receiver files second clawback suit against Li Zhao (~$370,000)

The second individual subject to clawback litigation in the USFIA case, is Steve Chen’s wife, Li Zhao (aka Jennifer Zhao). Through a number of shell companies, Zhao received and/or benefited from millions of dollars in stolen investor funds. The primary company used to launder investor funds for the benefit of Zhao was Ally Investors LLC. [Continue reading…]

USFIA victim claim forms published, proof of claim instructions provided

The USFIA Receivership has published victim claim forms and proof of claim instructions.

USFIA victim claims process approved, deadline set

Following on from a USFIA victim claims process submission announced in late January, the submitted process received have received court-approval.

USFIA victim claims process to be submitted “in the coming days”

Although monetary relief is still a ways off, USFIA victims can probably except a claims process to go live before mid 2018. In his January 29th Tenth Interim Report, the USIFA Receiver claims he’s developed a “recommended claims process”. The claims process will be filed in court “in the coming days” and if approved, ‘will [Continue reading…]

USFIA victim claims process being developed

Good news for victims of the USFIA Ponzi scheme, a claim portal is likely to be opened sometime in the first quarter of 2018. That prediction is based off the USFIA Receiver’s Ninth Interim Report, which states: