By Barry Minkow
Before he used to be even the right age to drink, he had financial institution bills, a Ferrari, a mansion, a multi–million greenback company, and a determined little secret...it was once all a lie. so much people cannot think existence getting a lot worse than it bought for Barry Minkow, the one–time Wall highway wiz child who catapulted his corporation to stardom and good fortune simply to work out it uncovered as a $300–million fraud. so much folks cannot think spending greater than seven years in federal legal and popping out owing sufferers $26 million. so much folks cannot think our careers altering from FBI aim to FBI coach, from CEO to senior pastor, from con guy to con catcher. Or can we? we have now all slipped up. now we have all failed. Cleaning Up is Barry Minkow's comeback story–a robust a story of redemption and proposal, of moment probabilities and environment issues correct. greater than a decade from defrauding traders, this day, as cofounder of the Fraud Discovery Institute, he is exposed over 1000000000 money worthy of...
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Their work and labor of love should not be overlooked. I would also like to thank my agent Joni Evans from the William Morris Agency. If there is a better agent out there and a more loving and encouraging one, I never met him/her. And finally to Ted Squires at Thomas Nelson, who has the dubious honor of being the first non family member to believe that in 1995, when I was released from prison, I really had changed. In prison, we have a saying for people like Ted: “You’re the man . ” PROLOGUE 21 YEARS OLD + 25 YEAR SENTENCE + 26 MILLION IN RESTITUTION = 1 BILLION IN FRAUD FINDINGS If failure were a pair of shoes, mine would be dingy gray athletic sneakers with zero traction.
I drove over to the store and walked into the back room where I knew I would find Joe, the owner. “Barry! ” he greeted me. Joe was a family friend who put long hours at the store and had single-handedly built it from nothing to a successful business. Many times, as a youngster, I had helped him stock the shelves. The pay was always the same—one six pack of Hostess mini donuts (chocolate, of course) and a can of cola. Even if there was no work when I showed up, he would create some easy task to justify giving me the free food.
I drove back to the church and checked the public records. Neither Lewis nor Financial Advisory Consultants were Secured Party lien holders on any equipment. Then, I needed to see if Lewis, his company, or the investment opportunity Then, I needed to see if Lewis, his company, or the investment opportunity he was offering was registered or “blue skied” in the states where he was doing business. Laws were made to protect the public from just anyone asking to exchange your hard-earned money for the promise of lofty returns.