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Wine-Fueled Ponzi Scheme at the Center of Manhattan DA Investigation

Fyre Fest however make it intellectual

Omar Khan, a enterprise marketing consultant identified for wooing buyers together with his extravagant tastes in wine and meals, is being investigated by the Manhattan DA’s Main Financial Crimes bureau after allegedly conning individuals into investing in his occasions enterprise—after which by no means paying out. A group of swindled buyers is already suing him in state courtroom for $8.three million, however now the allegations are turning prison. In a single occasion, Khan allegedly cast an e mail from Philippe Rothschild, the proprietor of Chateau Mouton vineyard, to make it look like he had ties to the property. “This guy needs to be stopped, said Kresimir Penavic, one of the people suing him. “Right now as we speak, he is probably scheming and organizing a dinner.”

As Dealbreaker places it, Khan’s alleged crime — courting buyers, getting them at hand over cash for a not-yet-profitable enterprise, and remaining unprofitable whereas sustaining a excessive valuation—is principally the IPO course of for lots of VC-funded firms. Which says lots in regards to the financial system!

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