Securities & Exchange Commission v. Platinum Management (NY) LLC, et al.

Platinum Receivership


August 14, 2019 WEBINAR VIDEO – Investor & Creditor Forum

RECEIVER’S STATEMENT ON JURY VERDICT IN CRIMINAL TRIAL

July 11, 2019

We are aware that many of you have been closely following the criminal trial of Mark Nordlicht, David Levy and Joseph SanFilippo, and have questions as to how the verdicts in that case may impact the Receivership. The Receivership was established with Mark Nordlicht’s consent in the civil enforcement case brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission titled SEC v. Platinum Management (NY) LLC, et al., case No. 16-cv-06848 (E.D.N.Y.) (BMC). Unlike the criminal trial, it is a civil action which will, at a certain point, be resolved before Judge Cogan. Our role is to administer the Receivership. We are not involved in either the prosecution of the criminal case by the Department of Justice or the advancement of the civil litigation by the SEC. The Receiver will continue her work as governed by the Court Orders, and will continue to provide updates on her progress.

March 12, 2019 WEBINAR VIDEO – Investor & Creditor Forum

February 19, 2019

VIA WEB POSTING

TO:
FROM:
RE:
Platinum Partners Investors and Creditors
Melanie L. Cyganowski, as Receiver
Investor & Creditor Forum

I am pleased to announce that I will hold a virtual forum for Platinum Partners Investors and Creditors on March 12, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Eastern. During the forum, I plan to provide an update on the Receivership, including the steps I have taken since the last forum and our plans moving forward. There will also be time for questions.

Instructions for registering and participating in the forum by computer or telephone are provided below. If you would like to submit questions in advance, or have any questions regarding the forum, please direct them to platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com. Those participating by computer will be able to submit questions during the event using the computer service, but those participating by phone will be on mute and will need to send questions through the platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com email address. Finally, please note that we will utilize a court reporter, as well as video, to record the session. Thank you and I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Sincerely,

Melanie L. Cyganowski
Receiver

You are invited to a Platinum Receivership webinar.
When: March 12, 2019 1:00 PM (Eastern Time - US and Canada)

Topic: Investor & Creditor Forum

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Key Documents

Learn more about the Settlement by downloading the documents below.

Beechwood Litigation

To access the Beechwood Litigation Case Docket, please click below:

On March 29, 2019, Melanie L. Cyganowski, the Court appointed receiver for certain funds commonly referred to as Platinum Partners (the “PPCO Funds”), through her counsel Otterbourg P.C., filed an amended complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against, among others, (i) certain so-called Beechwood entities, (ii) Senior Health Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, (iii) Fuzion Analytics, Inc., (iv) CNO Financial Group, Inc., (v) Bankers Conseco Life Insurance Company, (vi) Washington National Insurance Company and (vii) 40|86 Advisors, Inc. Click here to read the amended redacted complaint in the action captioned “Melanie L. Cyganowski, as Equity Receiver for Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Master Fund LP, et al. v. Beechwood RE Ltd., et al.” now pending as Case 1:18-cv-12018 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. As is fairly standard in similar cases, the Receiver exercised her right under the applicable rules and orders of the court to amend the originally filed complaint.

The Receiver’s amended complaint seeks redress for the innocent investors and creditors of her estate damaged by the defendants’ unlawful and tortious acts. The Receiver alleges that through their creation of Beechwood, a purported independent reinsurance entity, the Platinum insiders expanded a pre-existing fraud that personally enriched them through the generation of millions of dollars in management fees, incentive fees, false profits and other remuneration over the years.

Certain of the defendants named in the Receiver’s amended complaint are alleged to have substantially assisted, and participated with, Beechwood and the Platinum insiders to commit fraud and breach their fiduciary duties to the PPCO Funds. Specifically, these defendants – acting through Beechwood – structured and implemented a series of transactions that ultimately saddled the PPCO Funds with approximately $69.1 million of debt owing to Beechwood, as agent for the insurers, secured by liens on substantially all of the PPCO Funds’ assets, including those of nearly all of their portfolio companies, in consideration for assets that were worth a fraction of that amount.

For these reasons, the Receiver asserts causes of action for, among other things, (i) violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and/ or federal securities fraud; (ii) aiding and abetting common law fraud; (iii) aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty; (iv) actual and constructive fraudulent conveyances; and (v) unjust enrichment. In addition to monetary damages, the Receiver seeks to avoid the first-priority liens asserted against PPCO Funds’ assets by certain defendants which may otherwise adversely impact potential distributions to investors and creditors.

The Receiver will update her website, http://www.platinumreceivership.com/index, with developments in the case and will address investor/ creditor inquiries regarding the suit at her next Town Hall meeting, the date and time of which have not yet been scheduled but which will be announced on the Receiver’s website. Any questions or concerns in the interim should be submitted via email to platinumreceiver@otterbourg.com.

Protocols for Parties in Interest to Be Heard on Receiver Motions

Case Information

RECEIVERSHIP ENTITIES
Platinum Credit Management, L.P.
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Master Fund L.P.
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund (TE) LLC
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund LLC
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunity Fund (BL) LLC
Platinum Liquid Opportunity Management (NY) LLC
Platinum Partners Liquid Opportunity Fund (USA) L.P.
Platinum Partners Liquid Opportunity Master Fund L.P.
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund International Ltd.
Platinum Partners Credit Opportunities Fund International (A) Ltd.

CASE NUMBER
1:16-cv-6848 (BMC)(VMS)

COURT
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

JUDGE
Judge Brian M. Cogan

DATE FILED
December 19, 2016

LC ENERGY CLAIMS BAR DATE
March 4, 2019 at 5:00pm (ET) - See Notice of Proposed Sale in Key Documents section or Click Here for more info.

LEGAL COUNSEL TO RECEIVER
Otterbourg P.C.
230 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10169
Phone: 212-661-9100
Fax: 212-682-6104
Attention: Adam C. Silverstein
Erik B. Weinick

FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO RECEIVER
Goldin Associates LLC
350 Fifth Avenue
The Empire State Building
New York, NY 10118
Phone: 212-593-2255
Fax: 212-888-2841
Attention: Marc Kirschner
William Edwards

RELATED CASES
1:16-cr-00640-BMC USA v. Nordlicht et al
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-1 Mark Nordlicht
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-2 David Levy
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-3 Uri Landesman
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-4 Joseph Sanfilippo
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-5 Joseph Mann
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-6 Daniel Small
1:16-cr-00640-BMC-7 Jeffrey Shulse

Docket Items for the above cases can be located at the PACER portal for the Eastern District of New York, located here.

Bar Date

The Court has established the following dates by which claims by non-investor creditors against the Receivership Entities must be filed:

(i) 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) on March 29, 2019 as the deadline for Claimants other than Governmental Units to submit Proofs of Claim against the Receivership Entities; and

(ii) 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) on April 12, 2019 as the deadline for Governmental Units to submit Proofs of Claim against the Receivership Entities.

The Bar Date Order can be viewed here.

The Proof of Claim Form, which includes instructions for filing a claim, can be downloaded here.

The Notice of the Bar Date can be viewed here.

DEADLINE for filing a claim against LC ENERGY only: March 4, 2019 at 5:00pm (ET). For additional information on how to file a claim, see Notice of Proposed Sale of LC Energy and Establishment of LC Energy Claims Bar Date In Connection Therewith and Order Authorizing the Receiver to Sell the Receivership’s Rights in LC Energy and Establishing LC Energy Claims Bar Date in Key Documents section for more information.