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Bankrupt Irvine Company Target of Investor Lawsuit

Former investors in Pacific Property Assets a now-bankrupt real estate company, are suing the founders of the company and two of their employess for luring them into what amount to a Ponzi scheme.

Pacific Property Assets, based in Irvine, solicited investors to purchase, renovate and sell apartment buildings at a promised 15% per year return. Carlsbad attorney Kent van der Schuit is representing several investors who put $1.3 million into PPA. Many of the victims were elderly persons.

The defendants Pacific Property Assets’ co-founders Michael Stewart and John Packard, their family trusts and employees Natasha Ginnaty and Chandra Gibson.

In all, PPA received $91 million from nearly 700 investors. Attorneys and a court official estimated that PPA lost at least $80 million, predicting that investors will lose most, if not all, of their money.

Read the full article in the Orange County Register, aka OC Register.

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