Bruce Schoengood, Chief Executive Officer of Medifirst Solutions, Inc., was recently charged with securities fraud in connection with an investment fraud scheme, as detailed in a recent Department of Justice news release.
Schoengood is accused of generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits for himself and others, while defrauding victims who invested in and/or sold Medifirst Solutions stock. He allegedly received kickbacks from a broker and also concealed the role that paid promoters played in the scheme.
According to the criminal complaint:
“[B}etween May 2016 and January 2019, Schoengood, together with others, engaged in a scheme to defraud MFST investors by manipulating the volume of MFST stock and concealing the sale of that stock by others. Specifically, Schoengood entered into sham consulting agreements with a co-conspirator (Co-Conspirator 1) so that Co-Conspirator 1 would appear to be working for MFST. Schoengood then transferred MFST stock to Co-Conspirator 1 and made false statements in public filings and related filings to enable the shares to be deposited and sold by Co-Conspirator 1, so that Co-Conspirator 1 and an investment relations firm could participate in the undisclosed promotion of MFST stock. Schoengood also issued stock to co-conspirators so that they could sell their shares into the artificially created volume by Co-Conspirator 1 and the investment relations firm, then “kickback” portions of the proceeds to Schoengood.”
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