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When Investing, Get Professional Advice

When Ronnie Music Jr., 45, of Waycross, Ga., won $3 million in the lottery, he decided to invest it by buying goods at wholesale to sell at retail. But maybe he should have tried something other than crystal methamphetamine. His plan unraveled when accomplices were found with 11 pounds of the drug, worth at least $500,000, which was traced back to Music; a search found more than $1 million worth of additional meth, plus $600,000 in cash, as well as guns and ammo. Music has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking and firearms charges. “As a result of his unsound investment strategy, Music now faces decades in a federal prison,” said U.S. Attorney Ed Tarver. (RC/Atlanta Journal Constitution) ...Tarver must have had to bite his tongue mighty hard to not say the defendant has to “Face the Music.”
Original Publication Date: 31 July 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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