Securities fraud attorneys are currently investigating claims on behalf of investors who suffered losses in the TNP Strategic Retail Trust Inc., a non-traded REIT, and the TNP 12% Notes Program. Both of these products come from Tony Thompson’s company, Thompson National Properties LLC. Reportedly, Thompson National Properties’ January Securities and Exchange Commission filings stated that TNP Strategic Retail Trust Inc. has two loans on which it is in danger of defaulting.
In addition to the difficulty with the non-traded REIT, stock fraud lawyers say that a new lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado relating to the TNP 12% Notes Program LLC. According to the allegations, TNP “has failed to make required interest payments on the note.” In 2008, the plaintiffs purchased a $100,000 note, the principal of which TNP was obligated to repay by 2011. A guarantee signed by Thompson is an attachment to the lawsuit and states that TNP “hereby unconditionally guarantees the performance of all the company’s obligations under the notes, including, without limitation, the payment of principal and interest.” However, TNP allegedly missed the 2011 deadline to repay the principal and then ceased making interest payments the following year. A similar suit was filed in September, 2012.
According to an InvestmentNews article, Thompson downplayed the financial difficulties at his companies in e-mail messages to InvestmentNews. When asked specifically about TNP’s growing financial problems, Thompson reportedly wrote, “You are wrong.” For more information on securities fraud attorneys’ investigations into TNP investments, see the previous blog posts, “TNP Strategic Retail Trust Investors Could Recover Losses” and “Thompson National Properties 12 Percent Note Investors Could Recover Losses.
If you have suffered significant losses as a result of your investment with Tony Thompson or Thompson National Properties LLC, you may have a valid securities arbitration claim. To find out more about your legal rights and options, contact a stock fraud lawyer at The Law Office of Christopher J. Gray at (866) 966-9598 for a no-cost, confidential consultation.