**Dynamic Securities Analytics**, Inc. in partnership with **Jordan Maglich** of** PonziTracker.com** published interactive analytics of alleged Ponzi schemes revealed and Ponzi-related prison sentences for 2016.

### Key Take-Aways:

- 59 new alleged Ponzi schemes were revealed in 2016. This is down from 61 schemes uncovered in 2015 and 70 schemes in 2014. However, the
**$2.3 billion potential loss**revealed in 2016 is far greater than the $800 million total from 2015. - 67 individuals were sentenced in 2016 for Ponzi-related violations.
- The median sentence for schemes valued less than $5,000,000 was 33 months (2.75 years). These individuals on average will spend
**39 months**in prison for each $1 million dollars stolen. - Individuals sentenced in schemes valued over $100,000,000 received a median 168 months (14 years) and will spend on average
**21 days**in prison for each $1 million dollars stolen. - By comparison, the average
**federal sentence for robbery**in 2015 was 117 months with a median loss of $2,898. Therefore, robbers are sentenced to**40,372 months**in prison for each $1 million stolen. Similarly, the average 2016 federal sentence for theft was 22 months with a median loss of $137,828. Therefore thieves were sentenced to 159 months per $1 million stolen.

- The median sentence for schemes valued less than $5,000,000 was 33 months (2.75 years). These individuals on average will spend
- New York was home of the largest dollar value of alleged Ponzi schemes with six schemes valued at over $1.07 Billion although most of that sum was accounted for by
**one large alleged scheme.** - California was home to the highest count of alleged Ponzi schemes with nine schemes originating from the Golden State.

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