The Great Internet Con
Pixelon founder Michael Fenne raised $30 million for his Internet video company and seemed to be headed for startup success until he was revealed as a fugitive con artist.
A Tangled Web
David Stanley's ruse that he was a computer programmer named Michael Adam Fenne was an elaborate plot involving a host of characters.
Follow David Stanley's trail as he runs from the law and plots an instant startup success.
The Paper Trail
'Everyone Loves Me'
Read the letter that Stanley sent to his third wife shortly after fleeing authorities in Virginia.
Read a glowing endorsement that Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Nicholson gave to Pixelon and Fenne.
'Actual Results May Vary ...'
A press release announced that eCommercial was buying a 10 percent stake in Pixelon for $4 million. Read the press release that helped persuade Advanced Equities to secure $28 million for Pixelon.
Read documents filed in a 1995 court hearing that determined whether Stanley was to go to prison.
Read a memo to the court regarding Stanley's placement in a halfway house.