1. Financial adviser stole ‘at least $65 million’ in 10-year crime spree, feds allege

    Financial adviser stole ‘at least $65 million’ in 10-year crime spree, feds allege

    Twelve years ago, Chicago banking tycoon Roger Weston sold his family bank and retired, at age 64, with a fortune of more than $200 million. He placed it in trust and moved to Naples, Fla.

    He probably had no idea what was going to happen next.

    According to federal charges filed this month by the U.S. attorney’s office in the Northern District of Illinois, Weston’s financial manager and long-standing accountant Sultan Issa allegedly used the money to go on an extraordinary 10-year crime spree, forging documents and stealing money. He may have plundered over $100 million from ...

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