||Investigating Earl Jones (2:47) -- Ponzi Scheme (0:35) -- Jones Paper Trail (1:27) -- Earl Jones Biography (2:01) -- Business Orientation (1:55) -- Using Client Money (1:35) -- Financial Advice (1:00) -- Understanding Ponzi Schemes (2:05) -- Earl Jones Myth (1:28) -- Running a Ponzi Scheme (1:48) -- Spending Habits (1:44) -- Ponzi Scheme Unraveling (1:46) -- Financial Strain (0:59) -- Ponzi Scheme Collapses (2:20) -- Trusting Earl Jones (1:43) -- Swindling Friends (1:50) -- Bank Complacency (1:25) -- Double Endorsement (2:03) -- Client Forgery (1:39) -- Conning Banks (1:26) -- Business as Usual (2:28) -- Ponzi Scheme Psychology (2:54) -- Ponzi Scheme Victims (2:13) -- Ponzi Scheme Legal Action (1:02) -- Credits: Earl Jones: In Trust (0:14)
||Disgraced Montreal financial adviser Earl Jones orchestrated a Ponzi scheme that defrauded his investors of $50 million over two decades. CBC correspondent gained exclusive access to the Jones bankruptcy proceedings led by forensic accountant Gilles Robillard, who combed through boxes of checks, ATM and credit card statements dating back to 1987. Robillard takes reporter Hana Gartner through the money trail, admitting that he's never seen anything like it. The Fifth Estate finds out how Jones orchestrated the scheme and how he was able to get away with fraud for so long. The program also raises questions about when Jones' bank realized that his business transactions were suspicious.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 27, 2014.|
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|General note||Originally produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2010.|
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|Interest grade level
||9 and up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
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|Source of description||Title from distributor's description (Infobase, November 1, 2014).|
||Fifth estate (Television program)
|Publisher number||58508 Infobase|