Anyone who read the full article might have noted the name Cardno and heard a faint tinkle of a far-off bell.
Well, I am not trying to suggest that Janine Cardno is tarred with the same brush as her brother-in-law; they are related only by marriage after all.
But this news may well stir some legal ire over in the US of A.
A Herald investigation has revealed "Sir Grant Cardno" is working as a petrol station attendant in Otaki, near Wellington, using the name "Tom".
The revelation has infuriated his victims, who cannot understand why he has not been brought to justice.
The Herald revealed last week that in 2005, Grant Thomas Cardno was named by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as being involved in a "prime bank" Ponzi scheme involving up to US$390 million (nearly $550 million at today's exchange rates) from more than 1400 American investors.
He was served with a summons and an outline of the case against him, but didn't turn up in court to defend himself, and in November 2006 a Texas judge found against his company, Sovereign Capital Investments, by default.
The SEC said Sovereign was involved in "fraud, deceit and a deliberate or reckless disregard of regulatory requirements" which "directly or indirectly" resulted in substantial losses to investors.
I regret that the NZ Police, Immigration, and perhaps even Ag and Fishy might have some 'splainin to do.