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Barry Minkow to plead guilty
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Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011
Joined: 10/12/2010
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Posted: 3/16/2011 9:16:46 PM

By: Hunter

Barry Minkow Will Plead Guilty to Federal Charges of Insider Trading over Scam Against Lennar Corp.

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 3/19/2011 10:36:09 PM

By: Once a crook always a crook

Minkow is just more cumulative proof of this, just like the HYIP scammers turned "asset recovery specialists".

It's always repentance for the previous type of scam, while plotting or running the next type of scam.

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 3/18/2011 9:25:10 AM

By: David Marchant

A fascinating and very entertaining article about Pankau can be found at Particularly amusing is Pankau's ridiculous and false claim of how he ran into a burning building in Panama and discovered where Manuel Noriega had hidden his assets.

It is hilarious that private investigators would actually believe that this actually happened. Talk about naive! But believe it some apparently did because, as you can see from this fawning obituary from someone called 'Ralph Thomas' at, Pankau was named 'Investigator of the Year' by the National Association of Investigative Specialists and also one of NAIS' 'Top 25 Investigators of the Century'. You couldn't make this stuff up, it is so bizarre.

Posted: Saturday, August 13, 2011

Posted: 3/17/2011 9:20:49 AM

By: David Marchant

I used to cringe whenever I read stories by major news organizations in which Minkow was quoted and generally portrayed in a positive light. It reminded me of the fawning and misguided coverage given to another conman masquerading as 'competent good guy', the now deceased pathological liar and private investigator Ed Pankau.


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