For Immediate Release
Case # 06NF0425




June 26, 2009

Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486




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 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.”