An unusual thing happened last week in the marathon federal trial of three Twin Cities men accused of defrauding investors in the second-largest Ponzi scheme in Minnesota history.
Updated: May 11, 2012, - 06:23 PM
Bo Beckman didn't look up as his mother was sworn in. Later, a witness said big Ponzi scheme was built on lies "plucked from air."
Updated: May 09, 2012, - 09:17 PM
Prosecutors zeroed in on Bo Beckman, a Minneapolis money manager who was sued by his own mother.
Updated: May 08, 2012, - 11:02 PM
Two dozen packages of synthetic drugs from out-of-state are seized as postal inspectors take advantage of new laws in Minnesota, Wisconsin.
Updated: May 07, 2012, - 01:26 PM
Sales leads move from firm to firm as salesmen take databases when they move to new jobs or start their own firms.
Updated: May 05, 2012, - 03:12 PM
Overpayments to some have temporarily frozen distribution of assets from Ponzi scheme.
Updated: May 04, 2012, - 09:18 PM
Witnesses say Trevor Cook and a number of his associates partied hard behind the scenes at his Minneapolis headquarters.
Updated: April 27, 2012, - 09:04 AM
Joseph Traxler, once of Centennial Mortgage, says he helped others in a scheme that authorities say cost banks $8 million.
Updated: April 25, 2012, - 10:42 PM
Trevor Cook's Ponzi scheme attracted sophisticated investors as well as financial novices.
Updated: April 24, 2012, - 05:48 AM