Few of our Lexington readers are likely to accuse the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) of having a quick trigger finger. FINRA recently expelled an unethical broker whose first run-in with authorities was back in 1994. George Johnson was censured then, according to his page on FINRA's Broker Check site.
Bernie Madoff ran the largest financial fraud in history, but may one day soon see his crimes eclipsed by another Ponzi schemer. That is according to Harry Markopolos, the forensic accounting and financial fraud investigator who uncovered Madoff's gigantic scam.