If The Loot's There, He'll Find It

S&L crooks beware: private eye Edmund Pankau is on your trail

Where did the money go? That's the most vexing question produced by the rampant fraud that has wiped out hundreds of banks and thrifts in recent years. But Edmund Pankau, a Houston private eye, knows how to find the booty. Case in point: last fall a real estate developer who was two years delinquent on a $2 million loan suddenly showed up at his Houston bank and offered to settle for $200,000. Bank officers wondered whether he might be harboring far more cash. They called in Pankau, who combed public records and found that the developer had come into a big...

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