There may be some bad blood between a former New Hampshire financial adviser and clients he's accused of defrauding via a fake charity he claimed involved singer Taylor Swift. The state bureau of securities regulation recently obtained a temporary court order freezing the assets of Dain Stokes and prohibiting him from contacting two former clients. Starting about a year ago, the pair invested at least $576,000 in what they believed was a charity project in Africa involving Swift, Bill Gates and other celebrities, authorities said. "We only know of two (investors), but we have concerns that there may be others," Noah Abrahams, staff attorney for the securities bureau, said Wednesday. Authorities said Stokes promised clients a 20% return, but instead...
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Man Accused of Defrauding Clients Via Fake Charity He Claimed Involved Taylor Swift