$62 million dollars intended to go towards Bakken man camps were raised illegally, according to a complaint filed by The Securities and Exchange Commission.
The SEC has frozen the assets of North Dakota Developments, LLC ("NDD") and its principles, claiming they defrauded over 980 investors from 66 different countries. Court documents accuse Robert L. Gavin and Daniel J. Hogan of raising the money to build Bakken housing projects that were never finished. The pair lured investors with promises of up to 42 percent returns in the first year. They also claimed that the NDD would jointly manage all of the units of the short-term housing facility with hotel-like amenities and that many would be operational within months.
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A court hearing has been scheduled for May 18, 2015, on the SEC's motion for a preliminary injunction.
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