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Exposing The Patent Trolls

This segment originally aired on the August 18th, 2013 episode of Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. Innovation is what helps drive the US economy and keep American businesses competitive both at home, and on the global market. So what happens when patents for new products are snatched up by the patent trolls? Ring of Fire guest host Farron Cousins speaks with attorney Ara Jabagchourian to help answer that question.

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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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