As set out in this Fredericksburg.com article, John Robert Graves, a former FBI agent, was indicted on charges of defrauding Virginia investors out of $1,300,000. According to the indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Richmond (Case 3:11CR246), Mr. Graves used funds obtained from investors to buy personal real estate, to pay personal expenses and credit cards, to pay himself cash, and to pay back prior investors.
Mr. Graves operated Brooke Point Management in Spotsylvania County since 2003 which provided financial planning, insurance sales, estate planning, and investment advice to customers. According to FINRA’s Brokercheck report, Mr. Graves had been a registered securities salesperson since 1998 with various firms including, Harrison Douglas, Community Bankers Securities, Fintegra, Questar Capital Corporation, Pacific West Securities, and H. Beck. The Brokercheck report also discloses multiple pending arbitration claims alleging fraud, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and unsuitable investments regarding private placements, limited partnerships and REITs.
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