Now I don't have to: AMERICAblog is on the scene:
Today's NYT has a fun story related to Stanford's Ponzi empire:
Texas Town Holds Roots of EmpireHigh school education? Disabled by stroke?
By GRETEL C. KOVACH
Published: February 19, 2009
MEXIA, Tex. — When Robert Allen Stanford began planting the seeds of his multibillion-dollar financial empire decades ago, he turned to a family friend here in his hometown, population 6,600, to fill a seat on the board.
Today, Oliver Goswick — a small-time car dealer with a high school education — oversees investments for the board of Stanford International Bank, according to the company’s most recent annual report.
But, Mr. Goswick’s son says, his father is not in a position to provide much oversight. “My father had a stroke in 2000 and has been unable to talk or communicate much for a multiple of years,” said Dick Goswick, explaining that be believes his father has been kept in a post normally considered pivotal to any bank’s operations out of respect for his long ties to the Stanford family.
On the bright side, it's good to know that even I might yet get a job in high finance!