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– by Gig Patta

All Ponzi schemers will eventually get caught.

In the meantime, many of these Ponzi schemers will escape with hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.

Based on a true story, Con Man brings the story of a charismatic young business man who becomes a wealthy CEO by lying, cheating and stealing his way to the top. It’s the real life story of Barry Jay Minkow, a son, businessman, fraud buster, actor, pastor and felon. Born in 1967, Barry Minkow went on to set up a highly successful carpet cleaning company, but was imprisoned in 1988 for one of the world’s largest investment and accounting frauds through a Ponzi scheme. The scheme that Minkow set up is often used as a case study in accounting fraud. He was released from prison and went on to be a pastor and fraud investigator. Imprisoned again in 2011 for securities fraud and, in 2014, after pleading guilty to a multitude of charges including defrauding his church as well as the federal government, Minkow currently owes more than $600 million in restitution.

The cast includes James Caan, Ving Rhames, Justin Baldoni, Elisabeth Rohm, Mark Hamill, Talia Shire, Armand Assante and Minkow as himself.

LRM has the exclusive clip of Robert (Hamill) having a father to son talk with Barry (Baldoni).

Con Man is available on DVD and digital download today.

Watch the exclusive clip above.

Source: Exclusive to LRM

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.