Mar 062016

Andrea Rossi’s Partner Tom Darden & Cherokee Investment Partners, LLC Fined by SEC


Published on March 6, 2016

This is unbelievable we go away for a year and things are going crazy behind the scenes. First Sterling D. Allan, Andrea Rossi’s greatest partner and promoter bar none,  gets locked up for molesting young girls.

Now we find that Cherokee Investment Partners, LLC and Cherokee Advisers, LLC, owned by Tom Darden, the same person who is a partner with the felon and con-artist Andrea Rossi through the start-up firm Industrial Heat LLC, along with JT Vaughn, has been issued a cease and desist order by the SEC. They were fined US$100,000  by the SEC and they reimbursed all of the $455,698 in questionable expenses according to the Triangle Business Journal. is a non-commercial website. You will notice there are no Google ads, or pay to view sections. The things we are fighting against – ignorance; incompetence; deception; misleading statements; lying; false claims; material misrepresentations; false and/or fraudulent information disseminated in chat rooms, forums and internet boards; and all free energy frauds and scams – have real world impacts, therefore we claim fair use for the quotations and other material used on this website.

All of this is detailed in this SEC report. You can download it from this SEC webpage – or here:
Release No. 4258 / November 5, 2015
File No. 3-16945

From the document –

On the basis of this Order and Respondents’ Offer, the Commission finds that:

  1. This matter arises from the improper allocation by two affiliated private equity fund advisers to client funds of certain consulting, legal, and compliance-related expenses incurred based on their standing as registered and/or relying investment advisers, as well as other related compliance failures. Cherokee Investment Partners, LLC is a private equity fund adviser that has at all relevant times acted as the manager of two private equity real estate funds with investments in environmentally contaminated property: Cherokee Investment Partners II, L.P. (“Fund II”) and Cherokee Investment Partners III, L.P. and Cherokee Investment Partners III Parallel Fund, L.P. (collectively, “Fund III”). Cherokee Advisers, LLC is a private equity fund adviser that has at all relevant times acted as the manager of Cherokee Investment Partners IV, L.P. (“Fund IV”) (hereafter, Fund II, Fund III, and Fund IV are collectively referred to as “the Funds”).

According to the article covering this story in the Triangle Business Journal –
Cherokee Investment Partners reaches $100,000 settlement with SEC

We find this comment –

Cherokee and its subsidiary Cherokee Advisors LLC have agreed to pay the commission $100,000 in fines. The groups have already reimbursed all of the $455,698 in questionable expenses, according to an SEC order issued Nov. 5.

Published on March 6, 2016