Empire Of Deception tells the stranger-than-fiction story of a Chicago swindler

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The Ponzi scheme—most recently pulled off in a high-profile way by Bernie Madoff—was named after Charles Ponzi, a con man who convinced people to invest in a lucrative plot involving postal-reply coupons that didn’t exist. He wasn’t the first to pull this kind of investment stunt, but his notoriety was so great it…