Lecture Series in Partnership with the Wellesley Free Library

Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 7pm

The Ponzi Scheme

A virtual lecture with David Kruh

About the Talk

Everyone knows the name Bernie Madoff, but not many know of Charles Ponzi – the man who engineered perhaps the greatest pyramid scheme of them all, one that was so great that from that time forward it bore his name. And he did it in Boston, right under the noses of suspicious Yankees and normally inquisitive newspapermen. Relive the days of Boston’s most outrageous rogue in this slide show lecture from author and playwright David Kruh.

About David Kruh

David is a former marketer who is now a full-time writer and the author of dozens of published works in local and national magazines and newspapers. He continues to be a frequent speaker on a number of subjects relating to his books – two on Boston’s Scollay Square, one on Route 128 and another on the U.S. Presidents he wrote with his father. His talk on the Ponzi Scheme is based on research he did on the subject for a movie script he co-wrote with playwright Arnie Reisman.


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