Easley resident charged
The U-S Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced that Judge G-Ross Anderson entered an emergency order freezing and preserving the remaining pool participant assets under the control of Easley resident Robert Stanley Harrison. The order also forbids Harrison from destroying books and records and allows the Commodity Futures Trading Commission immediate access to those records. The order arises from a civil enforcement complaint filed under seal charging Harrison with fraudulently soliciting funds from members of the public to invest in the Investors Choice Advisors LLC commodity pool from at least June 2011 to the present. According to the complaint, Harrison guaranteed participants’ principal investment against risk of loss and further guaranteed 100% profits on the investments within 60 to 90 days. He allegedly also misappropriated some of the funds and failed to register as a Commodity Pool Operator.