MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Johanna Garcia, a Broward County woman who owns MJ Capital Funding, is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The SEC is accusing Garcia of runny a Ponzi scheme.
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According to court documents, MJ Capital Funding convinced more than 2,000 people to invest thousands of dollars and in exchange they would get back typically 120% for six-month investments.
The company’s web site says that money would be used to fund small business loans.
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But court documents that’s not true. In fact, line 18 of the complaint says, “The representations that the MJ Companies were using investor money to fund MCAs and that their money was secure were lies.”
“The SEC has alleged in this particular instance is that while making promises to investors to take money and invested and landed and get a large rate of return,…