July 9 marks the 4th anniversary of the discovery of a Montreal-based fraud that cost trusting investors millions of dollars and pushed two of the victims' children into an unwitting legal battle against venerable Canadian financial institutions and two levels of government. The fact that eight victims died and others are now in a compromised intellectual state before ever seeing retribution is just another ripple in the wake of Earl Jones' finely orchestrated and highly nocuous manipulations, one propped up by an approachable folksy façade. For the vast majority of the swindled clients, Jones offered more than a healthy return on their investment - he offered senior citizens comfort by taking complete control of their finances.
Carmen Marie Fabio
A recovering high-tech employee, Carmen Marie Fabio made the blind leap of faith into journalism in 2009 and hasn’t looked back. An award-winning journalist and staunch advocate for the role of the community paper, she is now the editor and columnist at Your Local Journal in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec.
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