*** COURT GRANTS RECEIVER'S REQUEST FOR EIGHTH INTERIM DISTRIBUTION OF $800,000 ***

On April 18, 2022 the Court granted the Receiverís motion requesting approval to make a eighth interim distribution of $800,000 to investors with allowed claims. A copy of the Order is available here. The Receiver will promptly send distribution checks by U.S. Mail.

ADDRESS CHANGES: If you are a claimant with an approved claim, and your mailing address has changed since September 2017, please contact Amanda Stephens (astephens@guerraking.com) to update your address as soon as possible.

DECEASED OR CHANGED CLAIMANTS: If the original claimant is deceased or has otherwise changed, please also contact Amanda Stephens. The Receiver will likely require additional information and supporting documents to ensure the funds are distributed to the correct beneficiaries.



*** Announcement ***
On March 30, 2022, the Receiver filed his Unopposed Motion to Approve Eighth Interim Distribution. In the motion, the Receiver seeks to distribute $800,000 to claimants with approved claims. If the Court grants the motion, the eighth interim distribution will be the last distribution of a material amount. The Receiver will have distributed with this distribution approximately $68 million on a pro rata basis, representing a total recovery of approximately 52.60% of the allowed amounts. The previous distribution occurred in approximately September 2017. If you are a claimant with an approved claim, and your circumstances have changed since September 2017, please contact the Receiver and his professionals as soon as possible.

ADDRESS CHANGES: If you are a claimant with an approved claim, and your mailing address has changed since September 2017, please contact Amanda Stephens (astephens@guerraking.com) to update your address as soon as possible.

DECEASED OR CHANGED CLAIMANTS: If the original claimant is deceased or has otherwise changed, please also contact Amanda Stephens. The Receiver will likely require additional information and supporting documents to ensure the funds are distributed to the correct beneficiaries.




Introduction

Welcome to the website of Receiver, Burton W. Wiand. Mr. Wiand has been appointed Receiver in the case of Securities and Exchange Commission, Plaintiff, v. Arthur Nadel, Scoop Capital, LLC, Scoop Management, Inc., Defendants, and Scoop Real Estate, L.P., Valhalla Investment Partners, L.P., Valhalla Management, Inc., Victory IRA Fund, Ltd, Victory Fund, Ltd, Viking IRA Fund, LLC, Viking Fund, LLC, and Viking Management, LLC, Relief Defendants, Case No. 8:09-cv-87-T-26TBM in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.

We designed this website to provide convenient access to information about the receivership, including important updates, answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and select District Court documents. As our work progresses, we will add information to this website, including information regarding the plan of distribution to creditors of any assets that are recovered and all forms required by the District Court for participation as a claimant in the distribution process. If you require further information not contained in this website, you may contact us.

Brief Summary of the Case

The SEC alleges that Arthur Nadel defrauded investors in six hedge funds (Scoop Real Estate, L.P., Valhalla Investment Partners, L.P., Victory IRA Fund, Ltd, Victory Fund, Ltd, Viking IRA Fund, LLC, and Viking Fund, LLC) by massively overstating the value of investments in these funds and issuing false and misleading account statements to investors. Mr. Nadel operated this scheme through a number of different entities, including Scoop Capital, LLC, Scoop Management, Inc., Valhalla Management, Inc., and Viking Management, LLC. The SEC also alleges that Mr. Nadel transferred large sums of investor funds to secret accounts which only he controlled.

Where, as in this case, the SEC seeks the return of funds to investors, the SEC frequently pursues the appointment of a receiver to assist in marshalling assets on behalf of injured investors. SEC-initiated receiverships frequently arise in connection with alleged fraudulent investment schemes.

The District Court entered an Order on January 21, 2009, appointing Mr. Wiand as Receiver. The Court directed the Receiver to (i) administer and manage the business affairs, funds, assets, and any other property of the Defendants and Relief Defendants; (ii) marshal and safeguard the assets of the Defendants and Relief Defendants; (iii) investigate the manner in which the affairs of the Defendants and Relief Defendants were conducted and institute such legal proceedings for the benefit of the Defendants and Relief Defendants and their investors and creditors as the Receiver deems necessary and (iv) take whatever actions are necessary for the protection of the investors. We intend to fulfill our duties and responsibilities as Receiver in an expedient and efficient manner. The District Court overseeing this receivership has broad powers and wide discretion to determine the appropriate relief.

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