According to The Raw Story on Dec. 25, a man in Illinois has plead guilty for defrauding investors out of $25 million for a type of "Star Trek" tablet technology. Howard Leventhal, the mastermind behind this atrocity, said he would present investors in Canada with something called a Heltheo’s McCoy Home Health Tablet. Agreements had been signed with the Canadian deputy health minister to bring what they thought to be a fascinating piece of technology into the medical world. The only problem is the fact it doesn't exist.
Attorney Loretta Lynch had this to say about this fabricated and fraudulent experience that was presented to Neovision USA, Inc.
“In Leventhal’s world, the truth was cloaked by his web of lies and impersonation. Within this alternate reality, Leventhal marketed nonexistent technology, fabricated an online presence, and impersonated a government official, all to defraud investors out of very real money,” U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement. His actions were the stuff of fantasy and science fiction, valid only in another dimension".
Leventhal also conned Florida company out of a $800,000 advance for his non-existent invention and also had accumulated the $25 million out of various investors.
The perpetrator was appended for his crime after having accepted a $2.5 million donation from an under cover FBI agent that was under the guise of an individual of a sizable net worth.
Levenathal also touted having achieved a sales goal of $18 million and also had provided the FBI agent with bogus Bank of America documents.