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Extremist Former SCV Commander’s Business Raided in Alleged Fraud

By Heidi Beirich on March 16, 2012 - 1:54 pm, Posted in Extremist Crime, Neo-Confederate

Yesterday evening, Secret Service agents raided former Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) Commander Ron Wilson’s business. They seized silver, files and computers from Atlantic Bullion & Coin, according to the Anderson, S.C., Independent Mail. The agents also seized items from his daughter Alison Shaum’s business, which is located next door.

Wilson is accused by the South Carolina’s attorney general in a civil suit of running a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors in his company. So far, no one has been charged in the scheme.

On Thursday morning, the doors to Wilson’s business were locked and dozens of angry investors were outside. The Anderson paper reported that Wilson drove out of the back of the building and veered toward a group of reporters, but did not hit them.

  • Hoover

    Outstanding Ron Wilson, way to set an example! How many leaders in the Sons of Confederate Veterans have served or are facing time in Federal Prison?

  • Peter Hockley

    “I wonder how his followers feel about him now?

    Especiallly as he swindled them.”

    And all of them armed!

  • Kiwiwriter

    I wonder how his followers feel about him now?

    Especiallly as he swindled them.

  • Godlesspanther

    A Ponzi scheme — he was ripping off his own followers. How many times do they have to prove that the leaders of these kinds of groups care about no one but themselves? You would think that his sheep would have caught on before now. Sadly, many of them will never figure it out.

  • http://twitter.com/AronL Aron

    Oh sweet schadenfreude. How I love you so :D