A multi-entity, multi-national investigation of a pyramid scheme involving several hundred investors’ investments in fraudulent investment products. 

Project Description

Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC), agent for the Receiver, was tasked with collecting, liquidating and distributing assets to the investors.

Scope of Work

DWC conducted a comprehensive forensic investigation to trace funds and assist individual investors in recovering their investment. DWC collected multiple bank, accounting and finance records from investors and defendants in order to recreate accurate records to reconcile funds. The project’s legal complexity required DWC to coordinate with several U.S. government agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Customs, as well as several non-U.S. governments including the Philippines, England, and France.  Finally, DWC prepared a reconciliation of investor balances, then developed and implemented a communication plan to serve investors. 

Project Resolution

After completing the forensic investigation, DWC was able to collect and distribute recovered funds to investors.

Project Name

USA vs. Rubi


United States District Court, Southern District of California



Service Provided

    Douglas Wilson Companies was founded in 1989 to provide a wide range of specialized business, workout, and real estate services to law firms, state and federal courts, corporations, partnerships, pension funds, REITs, financial institutions, and property owners throughout the United States.


    1620 Fifth Avenue
    Suite 400
    San Diego, California 92101


    (619) 641-1141