Now that Don Lukens has been arrested in Chicago, maybe Ventura and Santa Barbara county investors will learn what happened to their money.
Millions of dollars are still missing from failed investment programs run by Lukens, who disappeared amid a flurry of law enforcement activity. Much of the reporting on the Lukens affair was reported in the Business Times. (Our reporter on that story, Tony Biasotti, is now working for the Ventura County Star covering courts.)
Much about Lukens, the missing money and what actually happened to investors who lost their shirts remains a mystery. Hopefully, as the wheels of justice in Chicago and elsewhere grind on, some of the facts necessary to unraveling the mystery will come to light.