They believed they could trust him. He was, after all, a successful businessman with a fine reputation in their community. And he was one of them.
Word of mouth spread about the opportunities he offered, and eventually thousands of investors offered their cash -- in many cases their life savings -- in exchange for the near-certainty that they would reap healthy returns.
And then it all came crashing down: Alleged fraud was uncovered, the money they invested was gone and their trust shattered...Full Story