|Arthur Lamar Adams devised a sophisticated Ponzi scheme that lured at least 300 investors to pour in more than $100 million. His scheme recruited investors to invest at least $100,000 each in Madison Timber Properties in Mississippi.|
|For each investment made by an investor recruited, agents received a cut of the investor’s payment, amounting to more than $16 million in commissions.|
Adams made numerous gifts with the loot, including $1,400 to the Trump Make America Great Again Campaign. Adams gave gifts to the Ole Miss Athletic Foundation of $49,900 in 2016 and $47,100 in 2017. In total the University of Mississippi received $402,100.