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2012

 

December 21, 2012

USA v. Beckman et al., 11-cr-228 (D. Minn.):

Chief Judge Davis has scheduled an evidentiary hearing at 9:00 AM on January 3, 2013. The sentencing hearings have been rescheduled for later in the day as follows:

1:00 PM for Jason Bo-Alan Beckman
2:00 PM for Gerald Durand
3:00 PM for Patrick Kiley
4:00 PM for Christopher Pettengill

For more information about the criminal action, please visit the U.S. Attorney's website here.

 

December 19, 2012

The Receiver has posted an additional answer to a frequently asked question here

 

December 14, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Order Authorizing the Payment of Fees Incurred by the Receiver here

 

December 12, 2012

USA v. Beckman et al., 11-cr-228 (D. Minn.):

The Receiver has posted an additional answer to a frequently asked question here

 

December 5, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):

Order establishing deadline for filing settlement agreements for Court approval here

 

December 4, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):

The Receiver has reached agreements in principle to settle his claims against the remaining Respondents in Zayed v. Buysse et al. (11-cv-1042). The agreements need to be reduced to writing and submitted to the Court for approval. The Receiver hopes to be able to distribute the proceeds of these settlements in the first quarter of 2013.

 

December 3, 2012

SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Everest Insurance's Motion for Order Approving Settlement Agreement and for Partial Lift of Asset Freeze to Permit Payment of Settlement here

Memorandum in Support here

Affidavit of Laura Sands here

Exhibits A-C here

Amended Notice of Hearing here

 

November 30, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Receiver's Motion to Approve Payment of Fees here

Amended Notice of Hearing here

Declaration here

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):

Respondents' Withdrawal of Motion for Leave to Depose Trevor Cook and SEC here

 

November 28, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):

Arch's Supplemental Memorandum in Support of Arch's Motion for Summary Judgment here

Receiver's Supplemental Memorandum in Opposition to Arch's Motion for Summary Judgment here

 

November 26, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):

Respondents' Motion for Leave to Depose Trevor Cook and SEC here

Memorandum in Support here

Notice of Hearing here

 

November 13, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):

The Summary Judgment Hearing in the Receiver's case against Arch Insurance has been rescheduled to November 14, 2012, at 1:00 PM before Judge Schiltz (time change only).

 

November 1, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Order Authorizing the Payment of Fees Incurred by the Receiver here

 

October 26, 2012

The Receiver has posted additional answers to a frequently asked questions here

 

October 23, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):

The Summary Judgment Hearing in the Receiver's case against Arch Insurance has been rescheduled to November 14, 2012, at 2:00 PM before Judge Schiltz.

USA v. Beckman et al., 11-cr-228 (D. Minn.):

Chief Judge Michael J. Davis has scheduled sentencing hearings to take place on January 3, 2013, at 9:00 AM for Mr. Beckman, 10:00 AM for Mr. Durand, and 11:00 AM for Mr. Kiley. Sentencing for Christopher Pettengill (Case No. 11-cr-192) will take place on January 3, 2013 at 2:00 PM. For more information about the criminal action, please visit the U.S. Attorney's website here.

 

October 10, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):

On October 10, 2012, Judge Nelson unsealed the Order on the parties' motions for Summary Judgment and to exclude experts.  This Order was initially filed under seal on September 27, 2012.  A summary of the Court’s Order can be found here.

 

October 3, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Receiver's Motion to Approve Payment of Fees here

Amended Notice of Hearing here

Declaration here

 

September 28, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):

On September 28, 2012, the Court issued a Trial Notice and Final Pretrial Order. This case is currently scheduled for trial before Judge Nelson in Courtroom 7B, U.S. Courthouse, 316 North Robert Street, St. Paul, MN, beginning on Monday, January 14, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.

 

September 27, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):

On September 27, 2012, Judge Nelson entered an Order on the parties' motions for Summary Judgment and to exclude experts.  This Order was filed under seal.  A summary of the Court’s Order can be found here.

 

September 13, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Order Granting Receiver's Motion to Retain Outside Counsel for Purposes of Pursuing Claims Against Third Parties here

 

August 23, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):

The Summary Judgment Hearing in the Receiver's case against Arch Insurance has been rescheduled to October 26, 2012, at 9:00 AM before Judge Schiltz (time change only).

 

August 22, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Receiver's Motion to Retain Outside Counsel for Purposes of Pursuing Claims Against Third Parties here

Notice of Hearing here

 

August 16, 2012

SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Order Denying Motion by Everest Insurance to Lift Asset Freeze Order to Permit Payment of Defense Costs here

 

August 13, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Order Authorizing the Payment of Fees Incurred by the Receiver here

 

August 8, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

The Receiver has submitted his Thirteenth Status Report here

 

August 7, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):

The hearing on the Receiver's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment has been rescheduled for October 26, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. in Minneapolis (Courtroom 14E) before the Honorable Judge Patrick J. Schiltz.  (Amended Notice here)

 

August 3, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

The hearing on the Receiver's Motion for Attorneys Fees scheduled for this morning at 9:30 AM has been canceled. The hearing has been rescheduled for Monday, August 13 at 2:30 PM.  Available here

 

August 2, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):

The Receiver's case against Arch Insurance has been reassigned to Judge Patrick J. Schiltz and Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung as the original presiding and referral judges.

 

July 31, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):


Order of Recusal here
 

July 25, 2012


R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):

Receiver's Reply Memo in Support of  Receiver's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment here

Arch's Reply Memo in Support of Its Motion for Partial Summary Judgment here

 

July 20, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

 

Receiver's Motion to Approve Payment of Fees here

Notice of Hearing here

Declaration here
 

July 19, 2012

SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.): 

Order on Motion to Lift Stay by Jason Bo-Alan Beckman here


Order on Motion for Relief for Rightful Property and Hardship by Jason Bo-Alan Beckman here
 

July 18, 2012

SEC v. Beckman, et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

 
Receiver's Response in Opposition to Defendant Beckman's Motion for Relief for Rightful Property and Hardship here
 

July 13, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):

 
Memorandum in Opposition to Receiver's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment
by Arch Insurance Company here

Declaration of J. Gilbride here

Exhibits 34-38 here


Receiver's Memorandum in Response to Arch Insurance Company's Motion for
Summary Judgment here

Affidavit of K. Dwyer here

Exhibit 41 here
Exhibit 42 here
Exhibit 43 here
Exhibit 44 here
 
 

The Receiver has posted additional answers to a frequently asked questions here 
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 (D. Minn.):


Order on Patrick Kiley's Motion for Return of Property here
 

SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.): 
 

United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Response to Jason Bo-Alan
Beckman's Motion to Lift Stay here
 

Motion for Relief for Rightful Property and Hardship by Jason Bo-Alan Beckman here

 

R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.):

Order to Administratively Close Case here


UPDATE:  Pretrial Rule 16 Scheduling Conference that was set for
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 9:00 AM in Courtroom 9W of the Minneapolis
U.S. Courthouse has been CANCELLED.  Available here

 

July 12, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 (D. Minn.):

Order on United Stated Securities and Exchange Commission and Receiver's Joint Motion
to File Documents Under Seal here
 
United States Securities and Exchange Commision and Receiver's Joint Motion to File Documents
Under Seal here 

Reply to Patrick Kiley's Motion for Return of Property by Peter Wold here

 

R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.): 


Notice of Filing Bankruptcy and Automatic Stay by Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. here
 

July 6, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 (D. Minn.):


Defendant Kiley's Response to Receiver's Opposition to Kiley's Motion for Return of Property here
 

July 5, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 (D. Minn.):


Receiver's Response in Opposition to Patrick Kiley's Motion for Return of Property here
 

July 3, 2012
 

The Receiver has posted an additional answer to a frequently asked question here 

 

June 29, 2012
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 (D. Minn.):  

Motion for Return of Property by Patrick Kiley here


 

The Receiver has posted additional answers to a frequently asked questions here 

 

USA v. Beckman et al., 11-cr-228 (D. Minn.):

Earlier this week, the U.S. Probation Office mailed a letter, along with various forms, to all known victims or possible victims of these defendants related to this Ponzi scheme. If you have already submitted your financial loss information (i.e., claim information) to the Receiver, you do not need to re-submit that same information to the Probation Office; the Receiver has made all victim claim information available to the Probation Office on your behalf. However, if you wish to provide any additional information to the Probation Office relating to Beckman, Durand and/or Kiley, you should complete the Victim Impact Statement (also available here) and return it to Peter Madsen with the Probation Office. Any additional information you provide will be available to Chief Judge Michael J. Davis for consideration during sentencing.
 

June 28, 2012

SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Motion to Lift Stay by Jason Bo-Alan Beckman here

 

June 27, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 (D. Minn.):


Receiver's Notice of Withdrawal of Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement
with Frederick L. O'Connell here

Updated (6/28/12) Notice of Hearing here

 

June 26, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

 

Order Authorizing the Payment of Fees Incurred by the Receiver here 

 

June 22, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.): 
 

Order on PFG's Motion to Transfer/Change Venue here 
 

June 18, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.): 

 

Order on Motion for Order Approving Stipulation for Partial Lift of Asset Freeze by
the Receiver, CFTC, SEC, Everest & the FINRA Claimants here

 

June 15, 2012


R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):


Motion for Partial Summary Judgment here

Amended Notice of Hearing here

Memorandum here

Affidavit of K. Dwyer here

Exhibits 1-5 here
Exhibits 6-10 here
Exhibits 11-20 here
Exhibits 21-22 here
Exhibits 23-29 here
Exhibits 30-35 here
Exhibit 36 Under Seal here
Exhibit 37 Under Seal here
Exhibits 38-40 here

Affidavit of K. Carpenter here

Affidavit of R. Wilson here 

Affidavit of M. Jansen here



Arch Insurance Company's Motion for Summary Judgment here

Notice of Hearing here

Memorandum (Under Seal) here

Declaration of J. Gilbride here

Exhibits 1-5 here
Exhibit 7 here
Exhibit 10 here
Exhibit 13 here
Exhibits 20-22 here
Exhibits 23-26 here
Exhibit 28 here
Exhibits 6,8-9,11-12,14-19,27,29-33 (Under Seal) here

 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 (D. Minn.):
 

Hearing on Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement with Frederick L. O'Connell has been continued.  The hearing is continued to Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 15E of the Minneapolis Federal Courthouse.  Available here.
 

June 12, 2012

On June 12, 2012, the jury in the criminal case against Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, Gerald Joseph Durand, and Patrick Joseph Kiley (Case No. 11-cr-228) returned a verdict of guilty as to each defendant on all charges. The defendants were taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal Service and await sentencing.  For more information about the criminal action, please visit the U.S. Attorney's website here
 

June 7, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 (D. Minn.):

UPDATE:  The Hearing on the Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement with Frederick L. O'Connell scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Devitt Courtroom of the St. Paul Federal Courthouse has been changed.  The Hearing will take place on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 15E of the Minneapolis Federal Courthouse.  Available here.

 

R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.):

UPDATE:  The Hearing on the Motion to Transfer/Change Venue scheduled for Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Devitt Courtroom of the St. Paul Federal Courthouse has been changed.  The Hearing will take place on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 15E of the Minneapolis Federal Courthouse.  Available here.

 

June 6, 2012

On June 5, 2012, the Clerk of Court, working with the Receiver, mailed correction checks to those investors who had not yet received their full pro rata share of the Receiver’s Third Interim Distribution. With these checks, and the May 7, 2012 Fourth Interim Distribution (NRP/Western) checks, all claimants have now received 4.3 cents for every dollar lost to the fraud. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Receiver's office (Toll-free: 877-316-6129, Local: 612-436-9664, Email: info@cookkileyreceiver.com).
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

Motion Hearing held on June 6, 2012 for Order Approving Stipulation for Partial Lift of Asset Freeze
by the Receiver, CFTC, SEC, Everest and the FINRA Claimants is Continued to Monday, June 18, 2012
at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 15E of the Minneapolis Federal Courthouse.  Available here.
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

 

UPDATE:  The Hearing on the Motion for Order Approving Stipulation for Partial Lift of Asset Freeze
by the Receiver, CFTC, SEC, Everest and the FINRA Claimants has been rescheduled for
Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 1:15 p.m. in Courtroom 15E in the
Minneapolis Federal Courthouse.  The Hearing was previously scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.  Available here.

 

June 1, 2012
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

 

Stipulation for Partial Lift of Asset Freeze by the Receiver, CFTC, SEC, Everest, and
FINRA Claimants here

Motion for Order Approving Stipulation here

Updated Notice of Hearing here
 

May 30, 2012
 

The Receiver has posted an additional answer to a frequently asked question here 

 

May 29, 2012


R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):

Order on Stipulation Regarding Briefing Schedule for Summary Judgment Motions here

 

May 23, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):
 

Stipulation Regarding Briefing Schedule for Summary Judgment Motions here 
 

May 17, 2012
 

The Receiver has posted additional answers to frequently asked questions here 

 

May 8, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.): 

 

Notice of Distribution of Proceeds from Settlements with Western and NRP here
 

May 7, 2012
 

The Receiver has posted an additional answer to a frequently asked question here 


R.J. Zayed v. NRP Financial, Inc., 12-cv-35 (D. Minn.): 

Order Dismissing Case here
 

May 6, 2012
 

The Receiver's law firm has changed names.  The firm name is now Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburgh, Lindquist & Schuman, P.A. ("Carlson Caspers").

All correspondence up to and including the Fourth Interim Distribution included the old firm name: Carlson, Caspers, Vandenburgh & Lindquist, P.A. ("CCVL").

The new name will appear on all correspondence from the Receiver beginning after the May 7, 2012 Fourth Interim Distribution.  More information on the this distribution can be found here.

If you have any questions about this change, please contact my staff (local: 612-436-9664, toll free: 877-316-6129 or email: info@cookkileyreceiver.com).


 

May 4, 2012


SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 (D. Minn.):

Receiver's Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement with Frederick O'Connell here

Updated Notice of Hearing (6/28/12) here

Memorandum here

Declaration here

Exhibit A here
Exhibit A-1 here
Exhibit A-2 here
Exhibit A-3 here
Exhibit B here
Exhibit C here
Exhibit D here
Exhibit E here
Exhibit F here
Exhibit G here 


R.J. Zayed v. NRP Financial, Inc., 12-cv-35 (D. Minn.):

Plaintiff's Notice of Dismissal with Prejudice here 
 

May 3, 2012
 

The Receiver has posted an additional answer to a frequently asked question here 
 

May 2, 2012
 

The Receiver has posted additional answers to frequently asked questions here 
 

May 1, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):
 

Letter to District Judge here 
 

April 25, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):


Order on Stipulation to Amend Complaint here
 

April 24, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):


Stipulation to Amend Complaint here

Exhibit 1 here

Exhibit 2 here
 

April 16, 2012

 

R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.):
 


Defendant's Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Transfer Venue here


Declaration of Susan O'Meara here 

 

April 12, 2012

 

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.): 


Receiver's Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Exclude the Testimony
of Steven M. Adams here


Respondents' Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion to Exclude the Testimony
of Eric Golberg here

Declaration of Steven M. Adams here

Exhibit A here

 

The Receiver has posted an additional answer to a frequently asked question here 

 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 10-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

 


Order Authorizing the Payment of Fees Incurred by the Receiver here


Order Approving Settlement Agreement with FINRA Claimants and
Releasing from Escrow the Western Settlement Amount here 

 

April 6, 2012
 

The Receiver has posted additional answers to frequently asked questions here 
 

 

April 5, 2012
 

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):
 


Respondents' Memorandum in Opposition to Receiver's Motion to Exclude Testimony
of Steven Adams here

Declaration of W. Mohrman here

Exhibit 1 here
Exhibit 2 here


Receiver's Response to Respondents' Motion to Exclude Testimony of Eric Golberg here

Declaration of E. Golberg here

Declaration of P. Kohlhepp here

Exhibit 1 here
Exhibit 2 here
Exhibit 3 here


 

April 3, 2012
 

R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.):
 


Order Amending the Briefing Schedule here 
 

April 2, 2012
 

R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.):



Memorandum in Opposition to PFG's Motion to Transfer Venue here

Declaration of R. Fleishman here

Exhibits A-E here

Declaration of J. Kaczrowski here

Exhibit A here

Declaration of T. Norgard here

Exhibit A here
 

March 29, 2012
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):



Receiver's Motion to Approve Payment of Fees here

Notice of Hearing here

Declaration here


The Receiver has posted an answer to a frequently asked question here 
 


Notice of Mailing of Receiver's Third Interim Distribution here
 

March 28, 2012
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

 

Motion for Order Approving Settlement Agreement with FINRA Claimants and
Releasing from Escrow the Western Settlement Amount here

Exhibit A here

Notice of Hearing here
 

March 26, 2012
 

R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.):
 


Stipulation Amending Briefing Schedule here

 

March 23, 2012
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.): 

 


Order Entering Second Amended Final Claims List here


Order Approving Distribution of Proceeds from Settlements with Western and
NRP here


Order Approving Settlement Agreement and Barring the Filing and Prosecution of
Released Claims Against NRP Financial, Inc. here

 

R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.): 


NOTICE OF CANCELLATION (7/13/12):  The following Rule 16 Scheduling Conference has been cancelled.
Available here

UPDATE:  Rule 16 Scheduling Conference: Previously Scheduled for Tuesday May 1, 2012
at 9:30 a.m. has been Continued to Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. here


Letter to Magistrate Judge Noel here 

 

March 22, 2012

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

 


Supplemental Order Concerning Order Approving Third Interim Distribution here

 

March 20, 2012
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):

 


UPDATE:  The Hearing on the Motion for Approval of Settlement & Barring the
Filing & Prosecution of Released Claims against NRP Financial, Motion to Enter
Second Amended Final Claims List, and Motion to Approve Distribution of Proceeds
from Settlements with Western and NRP scheduled for Friday March 23, 2012 at 9:00 a.m
in the Devitt Courtroom at the St. Paul Federal Courthouse HAS BEEN MOVED.  The
Hearing will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 15E of Minneapolis
Federal Courthouse.  Available here
 

March 19, 2012

R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.):
 

UPDATE:  The Hearing on the Motion to Transfer/Change Venue has
been rescheduled to Friday, June 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Devitt Courtroom
in the St. Paul Courthouse (Previously scheduled for Friday April 27, 2012) here


Notice of Intial Pretrial Conference here 

 

March 15, 2012

 

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):
 

Memorandum in Support of Receiver's Motion to Exclude Testimony
of Steven Adams here

Declaration of B. Elswick here

Declaration of R. Rigby here

Exhibit A here
Exhibit B here
Exhibit C here
Exhibit D here
Exhibit E here
Exhibit F here
Exhibit G here
Exhibit H here
Exhibit I here


Memorandum in Support of Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony
of Eric Golberg by Respondents' here

Declaration of J. Magnuson here

Exhibit 1 here
 

March 12, 2012
 


SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):



Motion to Approve Distribution of Proceeds from Settlements with
Western and NRP here

Updated (3/20/12) Notice of Hearing here


 

March 9, 2012

 

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):
 

Order Granting Stipulation to Extend Expert Disclosures Deadline here
 


SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):




Motion to Enter Second Amended Final Claims List here

Updated (3/20/12) Notice of Hearing here

Memorandum here

Declaration here

Exhibit A here

Exhibit B here

Exhibit C here




Motion for Approval of Settlement and Barring the Filing and Prosecution of
Released Claims Against NRP Financial here


Updated (3/20/12) Notice of Hearing here
 

Memorandum here 


Exhibit A here



R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):


Joint Stipulation to Extend Expert Disclosure Deadline here 

 

February 29, 2012
 


SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):



Twelfth Status Report of Receiver R.J. Zayed here

 

February 28, 2012




R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.):


Motion to Transfer/Change Venue by PFG here

Amended Notice of Hearing here

Memorandum here

Declaration here

Exhibits A-C here

Exhibits D-E here

Exhibit F here

Exhibit G here

Exhibit H here

Exhibit I-J here 


 

February 24, 2012
 


SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):



Order Approving Partial Settlement with FINRA Claimants, Releasing Certain
Funds from Escrow and Approving Third Interim Distribution here



Order Authorizing the Payment of Fees Incurred by the Receiver here


 

February 23, 2012
 


SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):




Receiver's Opposition to Beckman's Motion
for Continuance here


 

Motion for Continuance on Receiver's Motion for Order Approving Partial
Settlement with FINRA Claimants, Releasing Certain Funds from Escrow and
Approving Interim Distribution by Jason Bo-Alan Beckman here

 

February 21, 2012
 


SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):



Receiver's Motion for Order Approving Partial Settlement with FINRA Claimants,
Releasing Certain Funds from Escrow and Approving Third Interim Distribution here


Exhibit A here


Notice of Hearing here


 

February 17, 2012



SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):


Response in Opposition to Motion for Attorney Fees Incurred
by the Receiver by Jason Bo-Alan Beckman here

 

February 10, 2012



SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):



Receiver's Motion for Attorney Fees here

Notice of Hearing on Motion here

Declaration of R.J. Zayed here


 

February 7, 2012
 


SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.):



Order for Reassignment of Related Cases here

 

February 1, 2012
 


R.J. Zayed v. Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., 12-cv-269 (D. Minn.):


Summons here

Complaint here

Civil Cover Sheet here

 

January 30, 2012
 


R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):


Dot Anderson's Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for
Summary Judgment here




Respondents' Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for
Summary Judgment here

Declaration of S. Adams here




Receiver's Reply In Support of Receiver's Motion for Summary
Judgment here

Declaration of R. Ostrom here

Declaration of J. Kaczrowski here

Exhibits 1, 3, 4 Placeholder here

Exhibit 2 here

Exhibit 5 here

Exhibit 6 here


 

January 20, 2012
 


SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):



Order on Receiver's Motion for Approval of Settlement and Barring the Filing
and Prosecution of Released Claims against Western International Securities, Inc.
here

 

January 19, 2012
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):



UPDATE:  Notice of Hearing on the Motion for Approval of Settlement and Barring the Filing
and Prosecution of Released Claims against Western International Securities, Inc has been
rescheduled to begin at 1:30 PM (previously scheduled at 2:00 PM) on January 20, 2012 in
United States Courtoom 15E, 300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415 here

 

January 17, 2012



R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):


Updated Notice of Hearing on Receiver's Motion for Summary Judgment here

 

January 13, 2012
 


SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):



Receiver's Motion for Approval of Settlement and Barring the Filing and
Prosecution of Released Claims against Western International
Securities, Inc. here

Updated Notice of Hearing(1/19/12) here

Memorandum here

Exhibit A here

 

January 12, 2012
 

 

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):
 

Respondents' Motion to Exclude Expert Testimony of Eric Golberg here

Notice of Hearing here
 
 

January 11, 2012
 

R.J. Zayed v. David Buysse et al., 11-cv-1042 (D. Minn.):


Receiver's Motion to Exclude Testimony of Steven Adams here

Notice of Hearing here



Receiver's Response to Dot Anderson's Motion for Summary Judgment here


Dot Anderson's Memorandum in Opposition to Receiver's Motion
for Summary Judgment here


Respondents' Memorandum in Opposition to the Receiver's Motion for
Summary Judgment here

Declaration of G. Erickson here

Exhibits 1 & 2 here

Declaration of C. Le Vesseur in Support of Respondents' Motion for
Summary Judgment here

Declaration of D. Buysse here

Declaration of S. Cheney here

Declaration of C. Hillesheim here

Declaration of W. Defiel here

Declaration of T. Frahm here

Declaration of S. Fredell here

Declaration of M. Heise here

Declaration of L. Hopfenspirger here

Declaration of S. Kautzman here

Declaration of J. McIntosh here

Declaration of M. Hillesheim here

Declaration of G. Morisset here

Declaration of R. Sundstrom here



Receiver's Response to Respondents' Motion for Summary Judgment here

Declaration of P. Kohlhepp here

Exhibits Part I here

Exhibits Part II here

Exhibits Part III here

Exhibits Part IV here

Exhibits Part V here

 





 

January 6, 2012
 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 &
SEC v. Beckman et al., 11-cv-574 (D. Minn.):



Updated Settlement Hearing on Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Enjoin Distribution
of Settlement Proceeds here


 

SEC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3333 & CFTC v. Cook et al., 09-cv-3332 (D. Minn.):



Order for Reassignment of Related Cases here
 

R.J. Zayed v. Arch Insurance Company, 11-cv-1319 (D. Minn.):


Order Granting Stipulation to Extend Pretrial Deadlines here 


R.J. Zayed v. NRP Financial, Inc., 12-cv-35 (D. Minn.):

Complaint here

 

Important Information

Third Parties Claiming to be Affiliated with the Receivership

Updated 3/4/2011

Recently, several investors have reported being contacted by an individual or individuals claiming to be able to recover a significant portion of the investor's loss for a large upfront fee.  The individual also requests several years of the investor's tax statements.

The Receiver cannot comment on any actions or claims you may have against third parties relating to your loss.  However, the Receiver is authorized to take exclusive custody, control and possession of all Receivership assets, wherever situated.  All investors and other persons are stayed from, among other things, self-help and attempting to take possession of or interfering with assets of the Receiver Estates.

Only the Court is able to order restitution to Trevor Cook's investors, and only the Court-appointed Receiver is searching (at the Court's direction) for funds in this case.  No other individual or group is related to, approved by, or working with the Receiver, the SEC, the CFTC, or the Court-mandated asset-recovery process in any way.

The Receiver suggests any investor receiving such a call contact their state's attorney general immediately.

The Receiver again reminds investors to be carefuly when giving personal information to anyone.  Be sure to verify that the entity that contacts you is who they purport to be.

 

Fraud Recovery Group

Only the Court is able to order restitution to Trevor Cook’s investors. And only the Court-appointed Receiver is searching (at the Court’s direction) for funds in this case.

Recently, some investors have contacted the Receiver and the SEC to ask if  they were working with a company called “Fraud Recovery Group." Fraud Recovery Group is not related to, approved by, or working with the Receiver, the SEC, or the Court-mandated asset-recovery process in any way.

Look-alike Websites

Several news outlets have also reported that former clients of Bernard Madoff have been targeted by an entity holding itself out as a government agency. This entity is reportedly seeking financial information related to alleged Ponzi schemes, but has no connection with any legitimate government or international entity.

Be careful when giving personal information to anyone. Be sure to verify that the entity that contacts you is who they purport to be.

The Federal Trade Commission has resources available†‡ to help.

 

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