Once the Title Mart business really started booming and the posse/rodeo money started pouring in, Franklin appeared in the sheriff's office less and less.
It appears that money was no object, travel was abundant through December 2015, and for all intents and purposes, the MCSO was thriving.
We found out about the Title Mart investment/investors starting as early as May 2015 but by that time they had been operating for a considerable amount of time. We initially heard that Special Agent Steven Ziaja and the Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin did not get involved in the Title Marts until around December 2014. We have found paperwork that seems to dispute those claims.
We are frustrated that nothing has happened to these folks as well as many others we have named on the blog as being involved in the Title Marts. How can the law enforcement community ignore the blatant evidence that several law enforcement officers were involved in this scheme.
We have completed a lot of research on the number of people who allegedly invested in the Title Mart and it appears that the only people who were unaware of the private investors were the legitimate investors.
We have had several comments from folks who are trying to understand how Mr. Jeffreys could have been so blind. How could he not know what was going on within his own company. Especially, since Mr. Jeffreys has been in business for so many hears. Well folks, when you get involved with a smooth talking schemer, it is very easily done. Look at how many highly educated, wealthy, sophisticated people Bernie Madoff cheated in his ponzi scheme. I believe it was hundreds of millions of dollars.
We would love to see any and all people involved in this scheme prosecuted. Do not allow any of these folks talk you into a "deal".
Ponzi or pyramid scheme does it really matter? If it happened we would love to see people PROSECUTED......