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Agents raid business suspected in Ponzi scheme

Washington state troopers and agents with the Internal Revenue Service raided the Spokane offices today of Team Spirit America, which has been fined by state regulators for operating what clients have alleged in court is a Ponzi scheme.

The troopers and IRS agents, identified with their uniforms as being part of the Criminal Investigative Division, seized a Mercedes car outside the office, at 1801 W. Broadway Ave.

None of the persons involved in the raid was immediately available for comment.

But just last month, the Washington Department of Financial Institutions announced that it was seeking a $150,000 fine from Colbert resident Doris Nelson, who is manager of Little Loan Shoppe and several other related entities. Nelson manages Team Spirit America, which has taken over affairs for Little Loan Shoppe, according to newspaper archives.

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