Ex-Con Arrested in Massive Oil Drilling Scam

There's also this thing about ozone enemas. Ozone. Enemas.


A Pennsylvania ex-con who once claimed he could cure AIDS by pumping ozone and oxygen into patients' rear ends has come up with an even more audacious swindle, federal prosecutors say: He told investors he controlled more than $1 billion worth of Texas oil.

Richard J. Harley, who's from Shawnee-on-Delaware, in the Pocono Mountains, claimed to own 10 million barrels of oil in Brown County, Texas, said he needed to borrow money to pump it out of the ground and promised investors they'd make their money back 10 times over, authorities say.