Exclusive Clip: Con Man Scene With Mark HamillOctober 21, 2018
All Ponzi schemers will eventually get caught.
In the meantime, many of these Ponzi schemers will escape with hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.
Based on a true story, Con Man brings the story of a charismatic young business man who becomes a wealthy CEO by lying, cheating and stealing his way to the top.
It’s the real life story of Barry Jay Minkow, a son, businessman, fraud buster, actor, pastor and felon.
Born in 1967, Barry Minkow went on to set up a highly successful carpet cleaning company, but was imprisoned in 1988 for one of the world’s largest investment and accounting frauds through a Ponzi scheme.
The scheme that Minkow set up is often used as a case study in accounting fraud.
Imprisoned again in 2011 for securities fraud and, in 2014, after pleading guilty to a multitude of charges including defrauding his church as well as the federal government, Minkow currently owes more than $600 million in restitution.
LRM has the exclusive clip of Robert (Hamill) having a father to son talk with Barry (Baldoni).
Con Man is available on DVD and digital download today.
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In September the church elders discovered that the church’s income was running below projections by $28,000 per month. It would have to surrender office space and lay off staff. They also learned — in part due to evidence emerging from the Lennar case — that Minkow was commingling funds, that he had concealed certain debts from the board, and that he had opened checking accounts in the church’s name that the elder…