For as many as 50 businessmen, that investor was Sam Ajami.
Fox 2's Rob Wolchek found out he was a crook and should have been in prison.
This is the story of a hustler, a lawyer, who say they were duped into participating in an alleged multimillion dollar fraud ring.
It is the story of victims, a businessman who lost $38,000 and another who lost $61,000.
Behind it all is the crook who fooled everybody, the hustler, the lawyer, the victims and the United States government - who could've and should've had him locked up in a federal prison.
Attractive ads are the bait, the victims say before being introduced to Sam Ajami, a big shot in a fancy suit who specialized in private investment.
Watch Rob Wolchek's investigation in the video player to see what he uncovered.