The Remarkable Criminal Financial Career
of Charles K. Ponzi

All materials Copyright © 1993, 2011, Mark C. Knutson, except FIOA documents

Last updated 12/2011

I commend you to the results of my research into the 1920's Swindler Charles Ponzi.

Suggestions and corrections about my site are welcome and often get incorporated into the site. Thanks for all of the positive comments, and those few corrections.

I have had a number of requests from academic types, and other authors, asking permission to include this in course materials, which I routinely grant as long as they credit my authorship (You still have to ask, though).

I get a lot of questions from people who are wondering if some investment is a Ponzi scheme. Sorry, but I have only taken the time to research Charles Ponzi; I don't make pronouncements on other schemes. I do hope that reading about this one Ponzi Scheme helps people to be skeptical and use their own judgement when they think an investment or sales scheme may not have a sound financial foundation.

Another common question is do I have a Ponzi coupon myself? Regrettably, I do not. If anybody does, I would love to discuss buying it or getting a copy.


The Tale

  1. The Remarkable Criminal Financial Career of Charles Ponzi (PDF). Copyright Mark C. Knutson 1993, 2011
  2. Ponzi's Lexington, Massachusetts house!