The courtroom portion of the trial concluded almost two weeks earlier than expected.
The Secretary of State’s office is warning people about organizations that try to raise money for their businesses online.
Opening arguments are set to begin Monday. The trial is expected to last up to four weeks.
The consumer protection group is a part of President Barack Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force.
A hedge fund manager pleaded guilty to defrauding people of $7 million.
George Alexander of Greencastle faces up to 10 years in prison and large fines for diverting federal grant money to a personal bank account