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How a con man stole millions selling fake Facebook shares


The pitch seemed irresistible: Here was a chance to connect with a money man for billionaire Carlos Slim. But the supposed financial whiz, who called himself Ken Dennis, wasn't who he said he was, authorities now claim. In truth, he's Troy Stratos - and is now standing trial in a bizarre fraud case that provides a glimpse into how money and influence flow through Silicon Valley. A powerful investment consigliere; a Facebook Inc. insider; the ex-wife of comedian Eddie Murphy: This story has all that, and more. It begins one evening in December 2010. Divesh Makan, who today manages ...

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First Published: Fri, May 08 2015. 00:16 IST