"Liar, liar, pants on fire"

Ever heard of a "Ponzi sceme"? In this Jan. 20, 1935, file photo, Charles Ponzi is shown in the garden of his home in Rome, Italy, after being deported from the United States. Ponzi was an Italian immigrant who cheated investors in Boston out of about $10 million in 1919 and 1920 in a short-lived scheme involving the use of outdated exchange rates for European currency. Ponzi was convicted of mail fraud in 1920 and served time in prison before being deported to Italy in 1934. (AP Photo, File)

January 18, 2013 6:22 pm  • 

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Tales from the Morgue is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library - also known as News and Research Services - for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com.

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