Someone I know would be involved in a Ponzi scheme.
My Director is – or was is more appropriate after yesterday – Jon Arrington. If you don’t know who that is, you probably will in a few days. He just got caught by the Trade Commision for running a Ponzi scheme stealing $4.7 million from investors, and sued for $1.4 m. He never showed up for court, which is even a further admission of his guilt to me.
I knew this guy. I interacted with this guy. I knew he was a slick character who could talk his way into just about anything since Day 1. He bragged about stuff in ways that made me raise an eyebrow about things that I would never imagine someone doing. Other than his rough demeanor when he felt someone ganked him, he was this always-smiling, smooth-talking, laid-back guy. He had a certain vibe that made me not trust him entirely. But then again, what Director can you trust entirely?
We all admitted here at work that we all thought something was off about him after we saw the news. Something felt … strange. Now we know. And while it’s not shocking, it’s rather stunning the amount of money he stole. I’m baffled at how he got away with it for so long.
It’s just bizarre.