Claim: Steorn's Orbo "Free" Energy Device. USB Charger

Presumably he has to maintain the fiction of believing in his phantom technology, otherwise he opens himself as an individual up to lawsuits from the investors? I don't know how contracts would be written for these cases, but I would guess that investors would get nothing back from a company "going bust", but if they could prove premeditated deceit then they might have an avenue to attempt to recover something from him personally?