April 22, 2024

EP. 239 — Mission Im-Ponzi Scheme w/ Kate Willett

What’s Poppin’ Con-gregation? This week comedian Kate Willett joins the show to discuss Sam Israel III, who ran a hedge fund that “accidentally” turned into a scam with Sam “accidentally” finding himself in the plot of a spy movie. Stay schemin’!

 

This was originally recorded on Tues. April 16, 2024.

 

Pre-Order Laci’s book “Scam Goddess: Lessons from a Life of Cons, Grifts and Schemes.” https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/laci-mosley/scam-goddess/9780762484652/?lens=running-press

 

Check out Kate Willett’s Comedy Special entitled “Loopholes” coming out April 23rd on Prime Video and Apple TV.

 

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Research by Kaelyn Brandt. 

 

Sources:

https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/the-big-sell-20120806-23op3.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna26560577#.V0MHDryMB0s

https://www.cnbc.com/2010/01/27/Suicide-is-Painless:-The-Fall-of-Samuel-Israel-III.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20220712132642/https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-crime-samuel-israel/bayou-hedge-funds-samuel-israel-who-ran-big-ponzi-scheme-fails-to-win-freedom-idUSKBN1YD2E3

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2185981/Samuel-Israel-Staged-murders-bogus-London-traders-million-dollar-deals.html

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