Local victims of alleged Ponzi scheme interviewed by FBI

September 21, 2018 07:00 AM

The two local victims of an alleged $102 million Ponzi scheme were interviewed by the FBI this week. 

According to the SEC report, Chris Parris, Perry Santillo, and three others defrauded 637 people. 

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News10NBC talked to two local women who say they were robbed of more than $700,000. It was all they had.

Both women invested with Parris, a man they knew, and were referred to by friends. The women say they're perplexed that the men aren't behind bars. They asked the FBI, what gives?

"He said with these types of cases, when they go to the grand jury, they have to have everything wrapped up like a bow because if they get let go, if they're acquitted, if they're found innocent, they don't get a second chance," said Jane Naylon, a victim who invested $125,000. 

Scott Silver is an attorney who represents dozens of victims.

He says Santillo and Parris started the scheme in Rochester recruiting investors by word of mouth. 


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