An investigation for investors in NASDAQ:UDF shares was announced concerning possible breaches of fiduciary duties by certain directors of United Development Funding IV.
Investors who are current long term investors in United Development Funding IV (NASDAQ:UDF) shares, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.
The investigation by a law firm for investors in United Development Funding IV (NASDAQ:UDF stocks follows a lawsuit filed against United Development Funding IV over alleged securities laws violations. The investigation on behalf of current long term investors NASDAQ:UDF stocks, concerns whether certain United Development Funding IV directors are liable in connection with the allegations made in that lawsuit.
The plaintiff alleges that the defendants made allegedly false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that subsequent UDF companies provide significant liquidity to earlier vintage UDF companies, allowing them to pay earlier investors, that if the funding mechanism funneling retail capital to the latest UDF company were halted, the earlier UDF companies would not be capable of standing alone, and the entire structure would likely crumble with investors left holding the bag, that UDF IV provided liquidity to UDF I, UMT and UDF III, among other affiliates, further exacerbating the problem and perpetuating the scheme, that, as such, Defendants were operating a Ponzi-like real estate investing scheme, that the Company was being investigated by the SEC, and that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ statements about UDF IV’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
On December 10, 2015, a report was published asserting that the United Development Funding umbrella, which operates publicly listed and public non-traded REITs, “exhibits characteristics emblematic of a Ponzi scheme,” as each successive UDF entity—e.g., UDF I, UDF II, UDF III—was used to raise funds to bail out “prior vintages” of UDF, which “continually needed a source of liquidity.” The report further stated, in part, that: (i) “[v]isits to actual development sites, which serve as collateral to UDF development loans, show that, in numerous instances, there is no development and the collateral is still non-income producing, raw land 2, 3, 5 (as much as 10) years after loans were issued”; (ii) a lawsuit was filed in Texas state court in October 2015, naming UDF IV as a co-defendant in a case involving allegations of fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference and fraudulent transfer; and (iii) in November 2015, several UDF entities disclosed that their independent registered public accounting firm, Whitley Penn LLP, declined to stand for reappointment as auditor.
Those who purchased NASDAQ:UDF shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
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