New Book Release — I Did It- The Story of Gina Champion Cain- The Largest Woman-Led Ponzi scheme in U.S. History!
Get ready to read this new book that will have you glued to each page.
I Did It, the true story of Gina Champion-Cain, the mastermind behind the largest woman-led Ponzi scheme in US history of over $350 million released today. The story was told by Gina Champion- Cain to authors, Barbara Bry and Neil Senturia, who also interviewed victims of the scam and others who knew Gina.
It is important to note that Gina Champion-Cain does not profit from this book.
This real-life story includes a multitude of participants, banks, hedge funds, egomaniacs, and small-time crooks, all fueled by greed, stupidity, and a keen desire to look the other way. Even when they were looking in the right direction, all these people and entities saw nothing. Gina was the Penn and Teller of misdirection, acting with caring behavior toward other people (while bilking her investors), creating philanthropic endeavors, and single-mindedly pursuing her dream of building an empire, taking it public, and cashing out all the investors.
In August 2019, Gina’s seven-year program of selling phony liquor license loans ended when the SEC, the US Attorney’s Office, and the FBI filed suit and shut it down. In San Diego, Gina, then fifty-four, was an icon. To the outside world, this beautiful, charismatic woman looked as if she had succeeded in a male-dominated good old boys club — building an empire that included real estate, restaurants, and retail; she was a guest economics commentator for the San Diego Union-Tribune; she served on prestigious corporate and nonprofit boards.
The City of San Diego even honored her with her own Gina Champion-Cain Day. But her life and her empire were a house of cards funded with money from massive financial fraud.
What kind of chameleon was she to fool so many for so many years?
“It is true that Gina was the mastermind, but she was aided and abetted by bundlers, investors, and a title company, in search of outsized returns…