Paul Burks convicted in massive Ponzi scheme

Paul Burks was convicted of fraud and conspiracy Thursday as the mastermind of ZeekRewards, an online marketing scheme that promised massive profits to investors, prosecutors say. Instead, more than 1 million people worldwide lost an estimated $80
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Paul Burks was convicted of fraud and conspiracy Thursday as the mastermind of ZeekRewards, an online marketing scheme that promised massive profits to investors, prosecutors say. Instead, more than 1 million people worldwide lost an estimated $80

Michael Gordon has been the Observer’s legal affairs writer since 2013. He has been an editor and reporter at the paper since 1992, occasionally writing about schools, religion, politics and sports. He spent two summers as “Bikin Mike,” filing stories as he pedaled across the Carolinas.