Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
June 26, 2009
Susan Kang Schroeder
WHO: Jeffrey Gordon Butler, 51, and his wife Peggy Warmath Butler, 49, both of San Juan Capistrano
WHAT: A verdict will be read in the jury trial of Jeffrey Butler, who was charged with 874 criminal counts for taking the life savings of numerous seniors in a “Ponzi” scheme, as well as filing false tax returns on his profits, by fraudulently raising more than $11 million in investments from unsuspecting elderly victims through the illegal sale of unqualified promissory notes or stocks. A verdict will also be read for the defendant’s wife, Peggy Butler, who is charged with filing false tax returns with her husband.
WHEN: Monday, June 29, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Department C-41, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana
To read the original press release from this case, please visit the Orange County District Attorney’s website at www.orangecountyda.com and select under Press Releases/Media Advisories the Nov. 7, 2008, press release entitled “Man faces trial for defrauding 125 investors, mostly seniors, out of $11 million in Ponzi scheme and not paying $530,000 in taxes.”