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A Massachusetts investor is charging a New Hampshire firm for “luring” it into a multi-million Ponzi scheme in order to get a piece of the action.

Homes Development Corp. HDC, of Burlington, filed suit last week in U.S. District court in Concord against Edmund & Wheeler, Inc, a Franconia company which specializes in 1031 exchanges, named after a section of the Internal Revenue Code that allows investors to defer capital gains on real estate as long as those gains are invested in a similar property.