Skip to comments.Afghan Murder Suspect Bales 'Took My Life Savings,' Says Retiree
Posted on 03/20/2012 3:53:40 AM PDT by nuconvert
Robert Bales, the staff sergeant accused of massacring Afghan civilians, enlisted in the U.S. Army at the same time he was trying to avoid answering allegations he defrauded an elderly Ohio couple of their life savings in a stock fraud, according to federal documents reviewed by ABC News.
"He robbed me of my life savings," Gary Liebschner of Carroll, Ohio told ABC News.
Financial regulators found that Bales "engaged in fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, churning, unauthorized trading and unsuitable investments," according to a report on Bales filed in 2003. Bales and his associates were ordered to pay Liebschner $1,274,000 in compensatory and punitive damages but have yet to do so, according to Liebschner.
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So how old would Bales have been when this was taking place, If I remeber correctly he’s 32 now.
A staff sergeant is involved in million dollar stock deals? really?
Kinda what I thought.
Plus he wouldn’t have had that rank at the time.
I think he joined after 9/11. This happened prior to that.
I think this is one of those little things the background investigators might have stumbled across during his security clearance investigation.
I’m not sure I buy this story.
If he’s 32 now, then he would have been about 20 according to this story
Sgt. Bales, or someone who looks like him, once washed my car for free when I wasn’t around.
Quick search, not sure if correct case:
In the Matter of MPI
Investment Management, et al., Investment Advisers Act Release No. 1876 (June 12, 2000)
And MPI was bought by GunnAllen Financial, Inc., many of the lawsuits seem to name GunnAllen asopposed to MPI.
According to this story, he joined the military after
“If I remeber correctly hes 32 now.”
I think he’s 38 now, so that would have made him 26 then
Sounds like he worked for a company that had problems.
Seems also that he had serious problems himself.
What was happening with the stock market at that time?
If he didn’t need a clearance, he wouldn’t have been investigated
In an article in Cincinnati, residence of Bales, there was additional information.
Bales was a financial advisor in one of the businesses filed against by this couple. In all, there were 7 individuals and businesses in this filing. Bales was a part (employee?) of just one of those businesses.
So, one has to wonder if he isn’t in the same boat as an insurance agent who serviced a client but who actually worked for a larger company. The client would know “him” but not the company.
Now, we also have to ask why this information against this individual is being carried by the media at the time this soldier is charged of something entirely different.
This event happened prior to the soldier even enlisting in the military right after 9/11, so it had to have come out in any security investigation conducted by the military in order to issue a security clearance to a SSG.