The FBI and SEC allege that Horwitz ran a Ponzi scheme by his firm, 1inMM, which defrauded traders of $227 million.
Allegedly, Horwitz advised traders that his firm invested in movie rights, subsequently reselling these rights to distributors like Netflix and HBO. He is claimed to have bought individuals on his scheme by exhibiting them pretend licensing and distribution agreements, that includes cast signatures. Ultimately, nevertheless, each of the above corporations confirmed to the FBI that they’d by no means performed enterprise with 1nMM.
It is believed that Horwitz started receiving funds as a part of the Ponzi scheme in 2015, utilizing them to buy a $6 million dwelling within the Beverlywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, whereas repaying earlier traders.
Horwitz’s credit as an actor embrace low-budget options equivalent to Trespassers and The Devil Below. His belongings are presently frozen, with the costs towards him carrying a most penalty of 20 years in jail.
According to the Times, Horwitz was launched earlier at present on a $1 million secured bond—however his arraignment has been scheduled for May 13.