What Happened to the $650 Million Dollar Cannabis Ponzi Scheme – And How to Spot One
Written by on July 28, 2021
Sixty-year-old Robert Russell from Duvall was charged by the US Securities and Exchange commission with violations of federal securities law, reports the Seattle Times. There was also an SEC complained, filed January 21, in a California federal court which states that investors were attracted to the offer because of Russell’s generous profits from his cannabis farm. Green Acre Pharms. Russell worked with a co-conspirator, Guy Scott Griffithe of California, who exhausted $3.5 million of the investors’ cash on “extravagant luxuries, inappropriate personal expenditures, and unrelated business ventures,” says the SEC complaint. Among these were a yacht and luxury vehicles.