Barry Minkow.Barry Minkow, the man who scammed L.A. in the '80s with a $100 million ponzi scheme involving a carpet cleaning company called ZZZZ Best, seemed to get his act together after that scandal and the 7 years of prison time it inspired.
He consulted the FBI about how to ID corporate ... More >>
By Beth Barrett
New details emerged in a plea deal signed by Barry Minkow showing how the ZZZZ Best con man-turned-fraud buster and pastor cleverly exploited the FBI to get proprietary information on home-builder Lennar Corp. -- then used that knowledge illegally to make huge secret trades ... More >>
Barry MinkowBy Beth Barrett
Barry Minkow, mastermind of the ZZZZ Best carpet cleaning fraud 25 years ago who claimed redemption as a fraud buster and pastor after leaving prison, conspired with a San Diego developer to "artificially manipulate and depress" national home-builder Lennar Corp.'s stock ... More >>
Barry Minkow should avoid wearing orange.By Beth Barrett
UPDATE with church response on next page.
Pity the life of supposedly reformed conman Barry Minkow. Crime seems to follow
Minkow says thieves smashed the glass door of Community Bible Church in San Diego, where he is senior past ... More >>
Carpet cleaner, liar, corporate swashbuckler, Barry MinkowBy Beth Barrett
The president of conman Barry Minkow's Fraud Discovery Institute (FDI) has apologized to "friends" and other followers, saying the company had "fallen away from our mission and our credibility and our sweat equity that ... More >>