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Securities Fraudster Koch Sued For Extorting Cannabidiol Entrepreneurs Has Counter Sued

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Dec 29 – Robert Koch pleaded guilty to "pump and dump" security fraud in 2010. Thereafter Caro Capital LLC hired him but only to work on "discrete, one-off project that were not prohibited by Koch's criminal history."  

Then came Brian John, Richard Miller and ther Jupiter Wellness, Inc. seeking to go public selling cannabidiol CBD sunscreen and eczema treatments.

 They dumped Koch, knowing that his conviction would undermine them selling securities.   But, they claim, Koch then tried to extort them for $9 million. They sued.  

  On October 8 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Lewis J. Liman held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.  

Judge Liman said all depositions must be completed by March 5, and to be ready for trial by July 30, with a three day trial anticipated.

Now on December 29, SDNY Magistrates Judge Sarah L. Cave held a proceeding, which Inner City Press also covered. Koch has filed a counter-claim to recover damages. Caro Capital's lawyer said they see no merit and do not anticipate making any settlement offer on them, pointing to their pending motion for judgment on the pleadings.

  Still, Judge Cave set up a session to attempt to settle, on February 10, 2021; she said the parties could set up a Zoom or WebEx connection, or use the Court's AT&T phone line. A dog barked, and happy New Years was wished.

The case is Caro Capital, LLC et al v. Koch et al., 20-cv-6153 (Liman / Cave)


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