>Funny how only the governor's wife gets invited into such investment opportunities.
Actually, no, it wasn't that limited.
Her broker, in another case and as part of his plea deal for a felony conviction, explained how bribers were laundered at the time in Arkansas.
At the time (now changed), a futures order in that market only indicated the brokerage, not the client. When Joe wanted to bribe Kevin, they each opened an account with Lenny. Lenny would put in two offsetting orders (a buy and a sell). At the end of the day, the transaction that lost would go in Joe's account, and the profitable one into Kevins (unlike the stock market, this was a zero sum game, and the gain and loss would be identical amounts).