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Information Wanted on Aiden Pleterski and Mitchell Learning of Ajax, Ontario

Ponzi Scheme Foreign Exchange Investment Scheme.

August 8, 2022

This is an update from our press release dated August 8, 2022. In our original press release the request for information was focused on Aiden Pleterski. Based on information received, the request for information is now expanded to Aiden Pleterski and Mitchell Learning.

The Toronto based law firm Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, is asking anyone who transferred funds to Aiden Pleterski of Whitby, Ontario, or had dealings with Mitchell Learning in the context of the foreign exchange investment scheme of Aiden Pleterski to contact them confidentially. Inquiries can be made to D. Slenys at dslenys@investigationcounsel.com.

On June 27, 2022, the Statement of Claim was issued against Aiden Pleterski by the Oshawa Courts. In his Statement of Claim, the plaintiff describes himself is an “investment fund manager” who invests “private funds in various real estate and other ventures.” The Plaintiff states that he was referred to Aiden Pleterski by one of his investors.

The Claim alleges that Pleterski advised the Plaintiff that his funds would be pooled in his personal bank accounts with other investors and that the funds would be transferred to his own personal brokerage account held at FX Choice in Belize. Pleterski advised the Plaintiff that he was an investment genius who could earn them high returns through foreign exchange trading.

The story of the Plaintiff is similar to the story of other victims of Pleterski’s scheme. Pleterski’s scheme worked on his victims by his demonstrations of opulent wealth and a silver tongue that gave his victims the impression that he had usual financial insights. Pleterski created an aura of himself by being featured in various on-line investment publications.

In reality, Pleterski is a 23 year old kid with no track record for successful trading or being successful at anything else for that matter. Pleterski has never been licensed with the Ontario Securities Commission or any other regulating body. Pleterski has disclosed that the stories he told to his victims were based on stories he was told by other schemers that he met on-line.

The Plaintiff transferred a total of $4,565,000 of his client’s wealth to Pleterski. The transfers took place between April 1, 2021, and January 16, 2022. In February 2022, the Plaintiff requested that Pleterski return $3,800,000 to him. Pleterski failed to do so and made excuses that are false.

The Plaintiff thereafter contacted Pleterski’s alleged foreign exchange brokerage – MyFXChoice. This brokerage is registered in Belize. The brokerage advised that neither Pleterski nor his company, AP Private Equity Limited, had an account with them.

Thereafter (during the spring and summer of 2022), the Plaintiff learned that Pleterski was attempting to liquidate his assets – selling cars, removing a safe from a garage in the Lakeshore Property, etc. When he learned of this, he commenced litigation through the courts in Oshawa.

On July 7, 2022, Justice Sutherland of the Oshawa Courts issued a Mareva injunction freezing all of Pleterski’s assets world-wide generally, and specifically to two accounts held in Pleterski’s name – TD Account No 01622-6558549 and Bank of Nova Scotia Account No. 576120034622.

The Mareva injunction required Pleterski to attend for an examination before a court reporter to be questioned on his worldwide assets and to account for the funds he obtained from the Plaintiff. Pleterski attended at the court ordered examination and disclosed some information.

On July 18, 2022, the Court extended the Mareva Injunction against Pleterski indefinitely (“until further order of this Court”). The Mareva injunction was expanded to encompass additional bank accounts for Pleterski and his company AP Ltd. and the frozen quantum of funds.

At the July 18, 2022, motion, the Plaintiff’s investor and another investor asked the Court to add their loss to the Mareva injunction. According to court records, the second investor transferred $3,910,500 to Pleterski. The Court granted the order and added the second investor’s loss to the amount under the jurisdiction of the Mareva (asset freezing) jurisdiction.

Investigation Counsel PC, Fraud Recovery Lawyers, based in Toronto, have received numerous inquires by other investors who transferred funds to Aiden Pleterski. Pleterski appears to have been involved in a common Ponzi scheme involving numerous victims. Those who have transferred funds to Pleterski may contact D. Slenys at dslenys@investigationcounsel.com