Or he would say they didn’t meet the minimum wealth threshold, so it’s the fault of the feeders’ funds for allowing those people to give the money in the first place but not his fault.
“With the charities he duped — he sees that these funds only had a lot of money because of the false returns they made earlier.
“He sent this beautiful cursive handwritten letter joking how he doesn’t have Microsoft Word available in prison,” Soltes said during a recent interview with Fraud Magazine.
As global head of sales, Richards helped backdate contracts that clients signed after the quarters officially ended, Soltes says.
“I think for most people that would be a very, very hard thing to take mentally.
But that would place tremendous pressure to sell millions of dollars of product in a short amount of time.
Expected earnings and bonuses were riding on Richards’ efforts.
He asked them the first dozen questions that came to mind.
What were the most significant pressures they faced?