Nevin Shapiro

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    “My feelings are getting inflamed and I’m going to pop off pretty soon”

    Remember Nevin Shapiro? He’s the guy we named the Greatest Ponzi Schemer of All Time last August, over all other Ponzi schemers, Bernie included. While Madoff would have won if we were judging based on size alone, we weren’t. Shapiro took home the title because 1) with his ill-gotten gains, he made a name for […]

    / Feb 13, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    Ponzi Schemer/UM Football Team’s Liason To The Hooker World Puts Colleagues To Shame

    Who is the greatest Ponzi schemer of our generation? If we’re evaluating on the basis of sheer size, Bernie Madoff is the obvious answer. But as many of you know, size can only get you so far in life- it’s what you do with what you’ve got that matters. And Berns really didn’t do anything […]

    / Aug 17, 2011 at 3:01 PM
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    Shaq Once Bench-Pressed Florida Grocery Arbitrageur, But Did Not Take His Diamond Handcuffs

    Shaquille O’Neal may have hung out with, and even bench-pressed, accused Florida Ponzi man Nevin Shapiro, but he flatly denies Shapiro ever gave him a pair of diamond-studded handcuffs. Shapiro, who liked to hang out with pro athletes, was arrested last week on charges of running a $900 million Ponzi scheme. He promised investors annual […]

    / Apr 26, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    Florida Grocery Arbitrageur Busted in $900M Ponzi Scheme

    Only in South Florida can a guy dupe investors out of $900 million by promising guaranteed annual returns of 10-26 percent from profits on arbitraging groceries. Reminds you of the Seinfeld episode when Kramer and Newman decided to collect empty bottles in New York and drive them to Michigan to get the extra deposit money. […]

    / Apr 21, 2010 at 12:23 PM

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