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May 16, 2018

U.S. Investor Charged for Fraud on Placencia Airport

Brent Borland

Brent Borland, principal of Borland Capital Group and an investment manager from New York, faces separate criminal and civil cases in the Southern District of New York and by the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to Reuters news agency, forty-eight-year-old Borland is accused of securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy counts in relation to diverting up to six million of more than twenty million dollars he raised for financing an international airport in Placencia, Stann Creek. Borland is co-founder of the Placencia Group, which owns the well known Placencia Residences down south.  That group’s development includes building a planned community in the peninsula, a medical center and medical tourism center among other amenities. Reuters says Borland is accused of fraudulently raising nearly twenty-two million U.S. dollars for the project and promising double-digit rates of return on the investment in the Belize Infrastructure Fund, only to see investors lose money. Borland spent millions in credit card bills, mortgage payments on his Florida mansion, a vehicle, private school tuition and other incidentals between 2014 and March 2018. He faces up to twenty years in prison on each fraud count if convicted. The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking to recoup illegal profit, impose civil fines, and obtain an asset freeze.

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2 Responses for “U.S. Investor Charged for Fraud on Placencia Airport”

  1. spike says:

    Wow! This guy will fit in nicely in Belize. He could work for the Lands Dept.!

  2. Teddy Joe says:

    I knew Brent personally, he was an arrogant asshole who spent money like lottery winner, now it all makes sense. He moved to NYC, BUT he was based in Boca Raton when he did the bulk of this scame. Boca is ground zero for white collar fraud. His wife is sweet and her poor family got dragged into his bs. I always thought SMU was a shit school and didn’t understand his success.

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