Maple Grove Investment Advisor Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Clients Out Of More Than $2.2 Million
The United States Attorneys Office ~ District of Minnesota
United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the guilty plea of ISAIAH LESLIE GOODMAN, 33, to one count of mail fraud. GOODMAN entered his guilty plea earlier today before Judge Susan Richard Nelson in U.S. District Court. GOODMAN is scheduled to be sentenced on June 29, 2021.
According to his guilty plea and documents filed with the court, GOODMAN was a registered investment advisor and broker who owned Becoming Financial Group, Inc., and Becoming Financial Advisory Services L.L.C. GOODMAN also owned and operated MoneyVerbs, a business that claimed to provide customers with financial guidance through an internet-based app. Through Becoming Financial Group, Inc., and Becoming Financial Advisory Services L.L.C., GOODMAN represented that he would provide his clients with financial planning and investment advice, including purporting to place his clients’ savings and retirement funds into financial accounts that GOODMAN claimed were safe, secure, and profitable.