If you were closely watching the questions and answers in convicted Ponzi schemer/lawyer Scott Rothstein, you saw something very troubling: Government attorneys would not let him get into specifics about his association with organised crime, though he indicated that such individuals were depositing cash with him. That was a hint that those who Ponzi schemers choose to work with might not be exactly country club material.
There were a number of deaths of individuals closely linked to Rothstein, and the question remains: were any of the suicides staged, and what about the homicide of the lawyer ? If there was ever a need for you to identify a bank client's Ponzi scheme operation early on, it is this; if some of his associates, partners or suppliers are from organised crime, you may be unwittingly banking them, and their front companies, believing that they are part of a major client's business, or are his customers.
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This is just one reason why you must remain vigilant to potential Ponzi schemes.