A Brazen Ponzi Scheme

Bloomberg BusinessWeek had a story on September 2 titled “Wayne McLeod:  The Life and Death of a Mini-Madoff.”

This Ponzi scheme was particularly brazen as it targeted federal law enforcement personnel.

The story is an interesting one.  I would slightly disagree with one statement in the article, “As primitive as they are, Ponzi schemes are not easy to spot.”  I would say that some Ponzi schemes are more obvious than others; as well, I wouldn’t classify Ponzi schemes as “primitive.”

I have previously written a few posts on investment frauds and Ponzi schemes, as I believe that this is a topic that has important implications for both investors and capital markets.

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SPX at 1098.87 as this post is written