The Washington Post | 12/5/2008 12:00:00 AM
Colombia Reels After Investment Schemes
Dec 5 -- Scandal Has Riveted Residents, Shaken Economy and Damaged Uribe's Standing.
Investigators now say Murcia ran a secretive, hydra-headed enterprise -- part pyramid scheme, part money-laundering business -- that provided investors with returns of up to 300 percent in just a few months. His company, DMG Group Holdings, along with 250 other pyramid schemes nationwide, attracted hundreds of thousands of working-class people starry-eyed with promises of an easy payday.
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