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Bradley and Hershey face up to a $250,000 fine

Two Cornelius fraudsters plead guilty, face up to 20 years

June 1. [Updated] By Dave Yochum. Two Cornelius residents, Marlin Hershey, 53, and Dana Bradley, 53, face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud conspiracy for orchestrating a large-scale investment scheme. The Feds said they ran a classic Ponzi scheme. According to filed court documents and the plea hearings, from […]

Hershey, Bradley trial moved to September

June 24. A trial previously scheduled for Cornelius residents Marlin Hershey and Dana Bradley on July 11 has been moved to Sept. 12, in the courtroom of Judge Frank Whitney. According to an indictment handed down by a federal grand jury in April, from approximately 2009 to 2021, Hershey and Bradley induced victims to invest […]


Ponzi schemer pleads guilty

March 6. Anyone can say anything. What he or she does is another thing. Here’s what Andrew “Diamond Drew” Lovett said in 2012: “I am proud that Safari Minerals has been able to achieve all it has thus far while following a strict code of ethical business practices and sound financial discipline.” Here’s what he […]