Fantasy Author Arrested for Fraud

Not specifically genre related, but I figured if I can post about a quasi-conspiracy over award-winners then a post about an author’s multi-million dollar fraud scheme can fit as well.

An author of legal thrillers and a fantasy trilogy was accused Thursday of bilking women out of millions of dollars after meeting them through an online Jewish dating service.

Mitchell Gross, whose books include the suspense story “Circle of Lies,” duped at least two women into investing about $4.4 million in a sham company he set up, using some of the money to buy expensive artwork, a luxury car and a golf club membership, federal prosecutors said.

Mitchell Gross wrote his fantasy novels (The Fifth Ring, The Ancient Legacy, and The Emerald Cavern) under the pseudonym Mitchell Graham. You can read more over at The San Francisco Chronicle.

via: SF Site

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