June 17, 2019
The Commodities Futures Trading Commission recently won an entry of default against Oasis International Group Ltd. (Oasis International), an investment firm on Longboat Key that is charged with operating a $75 million foreign currency trading scheme.
Oasis International’s CEO, Michael DaCorta, Oasis principals Joseph Anile II and Francisco “Frank” Duran, and several other individuals were accused of misappropriating funds from at least 700 investors. The complaint alleges that they used the money to pay for exotic vacations, homes, sports tickets, college tuition, and loans to family members, among other things. At least $28.9 million of investors’ funds were used for Ponzi payments.