April 30, 2014
Kevin James, an Indianapolis financial advisor, has recently been charged by the United States government with securities fraud, mail fraud, and two counts of money laundering while acting as an investment advisor. It is alleged in a criminal Complaint that James conducted business as FSP Investments, a fictitious company. He offered longtime clients additional investment opportunities with higher rates of return and then pocketed the money given to him by the clients to invest.
In another scheme, it is alleged that James contacted a family who had life insurance proceeds due to them and told them that a loan had been taken out on the policy; before they could receive the final payout from the policy, they had to pay James nearly $11,000. The family paid the funds even though the loan had been repaid as the amount was deducted from the insurance proceeds payout.