Inside the Mind and Behind the Numbers: The Anatomy of a Ponzi Scheme

I updated this article recently and it has received a great deal of attention – all positive (at least so far!).  I’ve made it available again for those interested, especially in light of the many Ponzi schemes that have recently been uncovered and the continuing saga of Madoff.

Here’s the tagline for the article: “John Hanson, a former FBI Agent and practicing forensic accountant, takes you inside of his mind and behind the numbers of a Ponzi Scheme to answer the universal question: “Where did all that money go?”
Based on actual cases and using layman’s language, John uses a simple hypothetical example to take you on an accounting journey through the life-cycle of a common, non-massive, Ponzi Scheme.”
The article can be accessed here.