Following the granting of an appeal in favor of the Zeek Rewards Receiver, VictoriaBank has filed a rehearing petition.
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Last we checked in, Howard Kaplan’s Zeek Rewards clawback lawsuit had been scheduled for trial this June. Following that order, Kaplan and the Receiver entered into mediation on February 28th. Ongoing negotiations have lead to a proposed settlement, which will see Kaplan return almost four hundred thousand dollars to Zeek Rewards Ponzi victims.
The Zeek Rewards Receiver is one step closer to recovered $13.1 million in stolen investor funds, following the reversal of a District Court decision.
The Zeek Rewards Receiver files his quarter four report for 2017 on February 15th. The Zeek Receivership has mostly wound down, however a few outstanding clawback related tasks remain.
Despite launching some six years ago, net-winners who illegally profited in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme are still being pursued for the money they stole. With determinations of who owes what finalized and a court ruling certifying the amounts legally binding, on December 20th the Receiver shared how the Receivership intends to enforce recovery.
On November 15th the Zeek Rewards Receiver filed his Status Report for the third quarter of 2017. In it the Receiver revealed that to date, $43.7 million has been recovered through clawbacks from Zeek Rewards affiliates, vendors and insiders. Here’s a rundown of the rest of the updates featured in the report:
Canadian Zeek Rewards scammer Sandra Gavel’s response to clawback litigation filed against her was somewhat confusing. Upon being served papers on behalf of the Zeek Receiver, Gavel penned a letter to the court to inform it she didn’t consent to US jurisdiction. This didn’t mean anything legally, and so the Receiver filed a motion requesting legal [Continue reading…]
The granting of Final Judgment against outstanding Zeek Rewards net-winners last month seems to have hastened settlement agreements. Last we checked in a few hundred net-winners had settled as of May, 2017. As per a Motion to Approve Settlement Agreements filed on August 25th, that number has since ballooned out to 1,792.
One of the last insider holdouts of the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme is Howard Kaplan. Whereas pretty much everyone else who profited from the operation of Zeek Rewards has settled and been stripped of the fraudulently obtained funds they were paid, Kaplan is challenging the Receiver and heading to trial.
Back in June the Zeek Rewards Receiver filed for Final Judgment against outstanding US net-winners. That is Zeek Rewards affiliates who, even five years after the Ponzi scheme was shut down, refuse to pay back the victims they stole from. On August 14th Final Judgment was granted, rendering the remaining net-winner class liable for the [Continue reading…]