Texas Fund Boss Admits $31 Million Fraud in Mea Culpa Email (1)

April 22, 2021, 10:14 PM

The boss of a small Texas-based investment firm said he has closed the business and called in federal investigators after admitting to fraudulent actions that led to the loss of almost all the money under management.

Chris Bentley, the founder and chief executive officer of Bellatorum Resources LLC, said in a telephone interview Thursday he’s working with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice.

Chris Bentley
Source: Bellatorum Resources/PRNewsfoto

While Bellatorum is a relative minnow in the investment world, having raised $31 million for its most recently active funds, the nature and apparent candor of Bentley’s confession is startling. In a...

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