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How to Start a Bogus Hedge Fund

Having trouble raising capital for your new hedge fund? Just list Warren Buffet as your “Honorary Chairman”. That’s what California prison guard Ottoniel Medrano did. To help his marketing efforts he also claimed that he had $4.8 billion in assets under management as well as massive real estate holdings in Asia. Medrano’s International Realty Holdings managed to raise $700,000 with this scam, which he promptly shipped to offshore bank accounts before the Feds shut him down. When you think you’ve heard everything, something like this pops up. Unbelievable.