September 27, 2023
The SEC charged William V. Conn Jr., a certified public accountant, for participating in a $110 million Ponzi Scheme. The scheme was allegedly perpetrated by John Woods using the Horizon Private Equity, III, LLC (“Horizon III”) investment fund. The SEC also charged Conn with conducting a fraudulent scheme through an investment fund he formed and controlled, Horizon Private Equity, LLC (“Horizon I”), where he solicited 21 accounting clients to invest nearly $2 million. Conn allegedly used the funds to pay for personal expenses, support his business, and for a failed real-estate project.
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