@clouise71as @flaminghammerstated, your background is irrelevant to the story. What is relevant are the facts, and I have not read one thing that disputes anything in the article. The only fact you provided was the data from the SBA website (good job on browsing the web.) See if you can find any facts on business closure with the person who has fiduciary responsibility takes all the money for personal use and not for company growth (and still doesn't pay vendors or employees). BTW that is called a con.
The fact he owes so much money in court settlements (probably over $500k) he'll need to make millions to do this. He had plenty of opportunities to run a legitimate business, but as stated in the article, he has only left a trail of lawsuits and very angry investors and employees. The best quote was from AN ATTORNEY - "He's a con man," McDonough says of Mathison. "That's not my opinion. That's an adjudicated fact."
And how you can argue that pleading guilty IN CRIMINAL COURT to theft is somehow not correlated to a conviction is ludicrous.
So from now on - please only send proven facts that dispute anything in the article. Otherwise, get a hold of the 7 embassies of the countries you supposedly lived in, and get Mathison a one way ticket there. That would make America a much better place for all of us to live.