J. Dinkins G. Grange is an attorney in Northeast Florida, helping his clients find solutions to their financial problems, which in some cases includes bankruptcy in some cases. This Blog contains general bankruptcy relevant information. His practice includes representing clients in various areas of civil litigation including Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, foreclosure defense and probate.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Yaffe of National Gold Exchange Headed To Jail For Fraud
Before the bankruptcy, Yaffe had built National Gold Exchanges into one of America’s leading gold coin dealers. He and his wife, Christel Yaffe, bought a mansion in the exclusive Avila neighborhood. Yaffe held galas at his home to benefit St. Joseph’s Hospital and Hillsborough Community College, witnesses said.
But U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney Tim Loper used Yaffe’s wealth to make a point: He didn’t have to steal money from the bank. After Hazzan Jody Sever Lever, pastor at Yaffe’s synagogue, testified about the defendant’s virtues, Loper asked if she knew Yaffe owned Porsche and Mercedes automobiles, two boats and two personal watercraft. Loper also said Yaffe had set up a $7 million trust fund for his family in November 2012, well after the bankruptcy.
“Those were assets he could have used to pay back creditors,” Loper said.