606: Mormonism and the Culture of Fraud with Attorney Mark Pugsley
January 1, 2016
In this episode we interview Utah attorney Mark Pugsley. Mark is a commercial litigator at Ray Quinney & Nebeker, is the founder of the web site UtahSecuritiesFraud.com, and has handled civil disputes, investment fraud cases, securities arbitrations, whistleblower cases and regulatory investigations for over twenty years.
In this episode, Mark discusses the culture of financial fraud (e.g., ponzi schemes) within Utah Mormonism.
For those interested, a list of past Mormon-related cases will be assembled here. Please feel free to share links to other stories in the comments below.
Partial List of Known Utah/Mormon-Related Fraud Cases
Indicted: Kurk Branham Barton (with support of BYU QB/coach Ty Detmer). Scam: Ponzi scheme. Article Date: 8/17/2011. Amount allegedly defrauded: >$50 million.
Indicted: Robert and Martin Hooker. Scam: Montana Gold Mine. Article Date: 1/30/2998. Amount allegedly defrauded: >$2 million.