Attorney reviews assets in alleged $90M Ponzi case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A court-appointed attorney has begun sifting through the assets of a former Anderson County council member accused of running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme.

Greenville attorney Beattie Ashmore says he has a website up and running where investors who fear they were hoodwinked by Ronnie Wilson and his gold and silver bullion business can sign up to take part in any future splitting up of the assets.

Wilson was charged in April with mail fraud after authorities said he took millions of dollars from investors through his business but never actually bought them the silver bullion he promised.

Authorities have said more than 900 people invested about $90 million with Wilson, who altered receipts to keep the scheme going and lost nearly $60 million of clients' money.