Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Who Knew Investing Was So Dangerous?

When most people think of dangerous investments, they probably think about losing money. But in Germany, one financial advisor's bad investments led to his kidnapping and torture by a gang of outraged clients. In an even more unusual twist, the gang was made up of elderly retirees ranging from 60 to 79 years old. They were pretty unhappy about their loss of assets, and took it out on their financial advisor James Amburn.
During his confinement in the unheated cellar, Mr Amburn claims, he was burned with cigarettes, beaten, had two of his ribs broken when he was hit with a chair leg and chained up ''like an animal''.

He says he was fed only two bowls of watery soup during his four days in the dungeon.
He was fortunate to survive the experience and was rescued by authorities. I wonder if he will return to the investment business.

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