Photograph taken in 2001
|Date of Birth Used:
||June 22, 1972
|Place of Birth:
||White (Central Asian)
|Scars and Marks:
||Shariff has ties to Jupiter and
Miami, Florida; and Raleigh, North Carolina. He is believed to
be residing in Queens, New York and may be using an alias name.
He frequents nightclubs and enjoys driving sports cars.
Salman Shariff is wanted for allegedly perpetrating a scheme to
defraud approximately 350 investors out of over $10 million while
owning and operating a financial corporation in Miami, Florida.
Between December of 1996 and June of 2001, Shariff allegedly
operated a "ponzi" scheme wherein he made false promises of annual
returns in excess of 80%, utilizing a "conservative stock/stock
options investment strategy" while paying out purported monthly
Shariff is alleged to have lost approximately $1 million in
investors' funds in trading, published false monthly/annual returns,
and ceased trading entirely by late 2000 despite continuing to
receive new investor funds until his disappearance in June of 2001.
Approximately $2 million in investors' funds were misappropriated
with the purchase of luxury items, including a yacht and several
On March 6, 2003, a Federal Grand Jury in Miami, Florida,
returned a 43-count indictment for mail fraud, wire fraud,
securities fraud, and money laundering against Shariff. That same
day, a United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of Florida,
issued a federal warrant for Shariff's arrest.
The FBI is offering a reward for information leading to the
arrest of Salman Shariff.
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