A Rockford man faces charges for allegedly defrauding investors out of more than $4 million.
James Pantazelos, 61, is accused of operating a "Ponzi" type scheme from May 2007 through December 2010.
He now faces federal charges of mail fraud and wire fraud.
The indictment says Pantazelos was running a company called Destiny's Partners. He would ask for investments and then use the money to purchase homes, remodel a family member's home, purchase cars and he even tried to open a restaurant.
Pantazelos faces prison time and fines.