Sherman Unkefer is suing Republic Monetary Exchange, a local precious metals firm.
Republic Monetary Exchange, a prominent Phoenix gold-selling firm, is being sued by an investor whose role in the firm had originally been kept hidden.
The investor, Sherman Unkefer, happens to be an old buddy ... More >>
Image: Jamie PeacheyThe cover art for the July 8, 2010, article, "Gold Rush."Republic Monetary Exchange, a Phoenix precious metals firm, spents tens of thousands of dollars on "reputation management" following a July 2010 New Times article, a company e-mail shows.The e-mail shows up in a counter- ... More >>
About 1,000 victims who lost money back in the 1980s to Sherman Unkefer, the former head of a major precious metals firm in Phoenix, will be sought for possible restitution of $7.5 million.
The case was remanded back to trial court on September 21 by the state Court of Appeal ... More >>
Sherman Unkefer brags that his new company makes $250,000 a month. Victims of his 1980s-era fraud case may yet get a piece of that action.
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office will "definitely" still pursue a 22-year-old, $7.5 million restitution case against former gold mogul Sherman Unkef ... More >>
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Days before North American Coin and Currency collapsed in 1982, Robert Bartemus received a check for about $8,000 for the silver he had stored with the precious-metals company.
The check bounced.
"I was just devastated at the time," says Bartemus, ... More >>
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James Clark, son of Republic Monetary Exchange's CEO of the same name, defended his company today in a conversation with New Times.The CEO of Republic Monetary Exchange may be an ex-con, but that doesn't mean the gold-selling company itself is ... More >>