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Ex-Oppenheimer Broker John Woods Accused of Running $110M Horizon Private Equity III Ponzi Scam
Former Georgia Financial Advisor Allegedly Ran Ponzi Scheme Through Southport Capital
On August 20, 2021, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed an emergency action seeking to stop a $110 million Ponzi scheme allegedly operated by ex-Oppenheimer stockbroker, John Justin Woods.
The fraud, involving Horizon Private Equity III, LLC was run through Woods’ registered investment advisor Livingston Group Asset Management Company, (doing business as Southport Capital). On August 24, 2021, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia issued a temporary restraining order and asset freeze against Woods and Horizon.