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May 22, 2015

A man who conned a family office investment adviser out of $11 million of client money for Facebook shares has been convicted of wire fraud and money laundering in a California court.

A man who conned a family office investment adviser out of $11 million of client money for Facebook shares has been convicted of wire fraud and money laundering in a California court.

Troy Stratos, 49, convinced Tim Burns, head of ESG Family Services, that he had access to Facebook shares ahead of its 2012 IPO.

Burns, who left Morgan Stanley in 2005 to set up his company, is currently awaiting sentencing in a separate fraud case taking place in Pennsylvania.

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