A two-count indictment was unsealed this morning in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging William Michael Quigley, the former Chief Compliance Officer of a registered broker-dealer in Woodbury, New York, with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy in connection with a fraudulent investment scheme. Quigley will be arraigned later today before Magistrate Judge Arlene R. Lindsay at the United States Courthouse in Central Islip, New York.
The charges were announced by Kelly T. Currie, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, and Diego Rodriguez, Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI).
“Quigley and his co-conspirators allegedly engaged in a coordinated and sophisticated scheme built on lies and deceit to defraud overseas investors. Rather than use his training and expertise to protect these investors who were told that their money would be invested in well-known U.S. companies and funds, Quigley helped his co-conspirators steal the funds by transferring them to the Philippines and using them for his personal use,” stated Acting United States Attorney Currie.
The original article can be found at www.fbi.gov