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2012 Consumer Attorney of the Year finalist Ara Jabagchourian

Over the course of more than a decade, 800 people were swindled out of their savings by a Central Valley-based company, HL Leasing, Inc. The victims of the scheme were lured to invest monies earmarked for their retirement by promises of safety, security and a modest rate of return. The investors were fleeced of more than $93 million in a sophisticated Ponzi scheme.

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Fresno-based scam case in limbo

It’s been nearly two years since John W. Otto, the alleged mastermind of a Fresno-based scam that ensnared as many as 1,200 victims in California and other states, committed suicide just a few miles from his home in Palm Desert.

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