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According to a court-appointed bankruptcy supervisor, the FBI has joined an investigation of Financial Instruments Corp., allegedly one of the largest Ponzi schemes to hit Colorado this decade.
Documents gathered from federal bankruptcy court show that more than 750 investors and creditors from across the country face losses of $8 million or more through investments in the group of companies run by John Aptt, a Castle Rock resident.
"What he did is inhumane and cruel to people," said Nahid Berk, an Englewood resident and emigre from Iran who estimates her family lost between $300,000 and $400,000.
Berk said FBI investigators had contacted her about the case. …