Bad Boys :Investors who went for broke

Investors who went for broke

They took ski trips to Vail, Colo., and gambling junkets to Las Vegas. They played polo together and lived in luxury condominiums in fashionable West Los Angeles. The Billionaire Boys Club was a group of about 30 rich kids who were out to have fun and get richer, but authorities say their lavish life-style and freewheeling investment philosophy soon led some members to swindles and violence. In Santa Monica last week, the B.B.C.'s compelling but manipulative founder, Joe Hunt, watched as jury selection began for his trial on murder charges, which could put him on death row.

Hunt, 27, began the...

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