• Report: #1136692
Complaint Review:

Roderick J. Rieman

  • Submitted: Sun, April 06, 2014
  • Updated: Wed, April 09, 2014

  • Reported By: Scott.F — Chicago Illinois
Roderick J. Rieman
7N043 Woodlawn Ave St. Charles, Illinois USA

Roderick J. Rieman Rod Rieman, Roderick James Rieman, Brian Rieman, Brian Rieman Dressander BHC, Dressander BHC, Michael Crook, Michael J Crook, Mike Crook, Rieman, Crook, Z Touch Systems, Z Touch, Global Payment Solutions, GPS, Bluko Information Group, Bluko, Smart Restau Financial scams, sellers of Ponzi type schemes St. Charles, Napperville Illinois

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A St. Charles man, Roderick J Rieman, and his out-of-state business partner, Michael Crook, received federal prison sentences of more than three years each for defrauding 125 investors out of roughly $6.6 million.

Roderick Rieman, 69, was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud. Prosecutors said Rieman and his partner, 55-year-old Michael Crook, of Los Angeles, lied to investors and misappropriated funds to make "Ponzi-type" payments to some investors. Crook, who cooperated with federal authorities, received a 3½-year sentence.

Prosecutors said Rieman operated an insurance and investment business in Naperville and St. Charles called Innovative Financial Services Inc. that offered investment opportunities in Crook's Las Vegas-based business ventures, which included interactive kiosks, prepaid debit cards and restaurant reservation software.

Between 2004 and 2007, the two men misrepresented returns on investments and risks associated with the investments, prosecutors said. For example, the men offered and sold investments in the kiosks and promised returns of 18 percent in monthly payments and repayment of principal in 36 months. Though the pair sold 250 investments in these kiosks, only a small number were ever built and none were successfully placed in operation and no revenues were generated.

Rieman's son, Brian Riemen of Naperville, worked for his dad selling these investment scams along with other Ponzie-type schemes known as Resort Holdings, Yucatan, Ad Toppers, Douglas Network Enterprizes. Brian now works for Dressander BHC of Napervile.

Roderick Rieman was ordered to begin serving his sentence May 27. Crook will report to prison June 24.



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