I have a story to tell you about how a stock broker could start out with the best intentions of making money and fall low enough to climb out from a huge hole and inadvertently create one of the largest illegal, drug related, agricultural stocks ever to trade on Wall Street. It was never supposed to get this big, nor did I want it to become so popular, but hundreds of millions of dollars were waiving in front of my face and I couldn’t say no. I thought that I could handle it, but it just spiraled out of control.
When something this big takes place, it starts to take on a life of itself and to think I only started this business as a way to launder money for “special needs” clients’ and “Black Monday” is the story of that journey. But I guess I really should speak up since it’s what I’m here for... “Hello, my name is Devin Drakes... and I am an addict...” pausing as his eyes stared off in the distance while he focuses on an inanimate object while talking to a room filled with strangers willing to listen, in their show of support sitting in a circle as he found the courage to speak candidly, while attending only his third meeting. Devin continues...
--Don Swann II, Black Monday: The White Powder Fund
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