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Fireman’s Fund on the Hot Seat by Jilted Investors

Fireman’s Fund is the target of a $30 million lawsuit as a result of damages being claimed by 46 current and former employees in an investment fraud case that could exceed $200 million. It has also caught the attention of California Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, who is investigating it as a possible Ponzi scheme.

The basis for the lawsuit is that Fireman’s Fund encourage its employees to attend seminars put on by Gary T. Armitage and James Stanley Koenig. Firemen’s Fund, which was acquired by Allianz SE of Munich, Germany, began downsizing in the mid-1990s, and retained investment advisors such as Armitage and Koenig, to promote their products as part of the Fund’s push to get employees to retire early.

Attorney General Brown arrested both Armitage and Koenig last week and both remain in jail on $5 million bail. Koenig has a prior conviction for mail fraud and served more than two years in a federal prison.

Read the Full Article in the Contra Costa Times.

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