Now THAT'S Some Alleged Scum-baggery...
The Commission earlier that day filed a civil injunctive complaint alleging that Defendants Hyatt, Johnson and HJ Capital, from approximately 2003 through 2007, while acting as unregistered broker-dealers and investment advisers, offered and sold to investors membership shares in at least ten Limited Liability Corporations ("LLCs") controlled and managed by HJ Capital (the "HJ Capital LLCs"). The Defendants promised to use investor funds to purchase securities sold by LLCs managed by BCI Aircraft Leasing, Inc. ("BCI") on behalf of the HJ Capital LLCs. In reality, according to the Complaint, at least $5.4 million was misappropriated, among other thing, to operate a Latin-themed restaurant in Chicago named De La Costa and to pay for Defendant Hyatt's personal expenses, including numerous mortgage payments and substantial home improvements for two homes, as well as at least $155,000 worth of art and antiques, a Maserati, a Mercedes, a Hummer H2, a Yukon Denali, and other vehicles.
Entire Complaint here.