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Westlake Village CEO faces charges over claims of 15-second COVID test

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Law, Technology  /  Comments Off on Westlake Village CEO faces charges over claims of 15-second COVID test

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated Dec. 29 to include Keith Berman’s response to the allegations. Westlake Village-based Decision Diagnostics and its CEO, Keith Berman, face civil and criminal charges by federal agencies that accuse the company of falsely claiming it had developed technology that could almost instantly detect COVID-19 in a blood test. The Read More →

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Montecito man gets 3 years for stock fraud scheme

By   /  Monday, August 31st, 2020  /  Latest news, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Montecito man gets 3 years for stock fraud scheme

Efstratios “Elias” Argyropoulos of Montecito was sentenced Aug. 31 to three years in federal prison for defrauding 130 investors out of more than $3.4 million, federal prosecutors announced. Argyropoulos was the president and sole shareholder of the financial services firm Prima Ventures from 2010 to 2015. During that time, he told investors he had the Read More →

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Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for securities and elder fraud

By   /  Friday, October 19th, 2018  /  Latest news, Law, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for securities and elder fraud

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