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Blue roundup: Detmer testifies in Ponzi scheme case

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  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Aug. 11, 2011 1:07 p.m.

    This whole thing has to be hard on him. Not only did he trust the wrong guy, but he got his brother and friends to trust him as well.

    Hang in there, Ty.

  • Everest American Fork, UT
    Aug. 11, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    I can't stand the fact that Detmer met this crook through the Church. It's embarrassing and sad.

  • oldcougar Orem, UT
    Aug. 11, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    My sister was also "fleeced" by a ward member who managed retirement accounts for her and several others. He took all their money and disappeared. Be careful out there.

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    Aug. 11, 2011 5:30 p.m.

    We are too trusting, especially with other members of the Church. If someone uses their Church membership to promote a business opportunity, turn and run fast.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Aug. 11, 2011 5:51 p.m.

    I make it a rule, no business at church, no business with people from church. No one can give consistent results with high yields, especially if they are from
    church. He should have known better.

  • Cougar_Independence OMAHA, NE
    Aug. 11, 2011 8:20 p.m.

    Sad to hear about Ty.

    I hope Barton spends life in prison. Don't mix church and business. Lesson learned.

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    Aug. 12, 2011 8:34 a.m.

    My parents were duped by a good friend and church member. In the end the IRS came after them due to an illegal trust the guy had been selling and it cost them $40k and their home. They also had $30k invested with the crook they never saw again. Go with legit companies and avoid the small guy working out of his house. If it sounds to good to be true or guarantees results run the other way. Investment is risk and those that say they can take away that risk are liars and cheats.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 12, 2011 10:15 a.m.

    I got took by my ex wife......didn't meet her at church...you can get taken by anyone including muslims, jews, blacks, mexicans, fat cats, homeless, gays, hetros, rockers, athletes, nerds, hicks, poor libs, elitists, ...you name it.....the govt has been ripping us off for years.....where is your Social Sec money invested for your future retirement? It isn't invested, its spent by those who collect it....the government! Ty got taken...Period and so are you!