Another notorious person I knew
The guy described in this article. I only knew him as a little kid (several years my junior) because his parents, who were friends of my parents, moved to Florida before I was even a teenager.
An interesting story about how a kid who my mother always described as the least intelligent of their three children became extremely rich by knowing the right people and being an aggressive salesman. And then he turned to what sounds like fraud in order to become even richer. (Although it always seemed to me that even “honest” financial services sales are borderline fraud.)
Please don’t mention the kid’s name in the comments, to avoid this post showing up when people try to Google him.