Ok, how could you not see this coming. Shameless self-promotion runs strong in these (alleged) frauds. This October 2008 profile has got to be the most surreal thing we have ever seen, including the revelation that fugitive trader Dennis Bolze had a friend "fake my $100 million lottery winnings."
The origins of the White Shadow's success? Read on:
Dennis, who grew up in Pennsylvania, attended Georgia Tech with plans of becoming an attorney. However, he quickly determined that law wasn't for him, and took a summer job as a runner at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. One quiet morning on the floor, Dennis doodled. An executive scolded him, but Dennis replied, "In about 15 minutes, the market is going to go crazy; I'm just waiting." Sure enough, the market exploded just as he had predicted. The next day the same executive came to him to ask how he'd foreseen the day's events. Dennis, it turns out, had been studying the trades, reading trade materials, and creating charts to calculate fluctuations in the market. He had also been studying the work of W.D. Gann, a financial advisor/trader in the stock markets during the early 20th century. Made famous for forecasting the Great Crash of 1929 and subsequent depression, his methods are still widely used.