The recession’s most elaborate marijuana-growing/mortgage-fraud scheme is officially over



The collapse of the U.S. housing bubble wreaked tremendous amounts of misery on homeowners, who suddenly discovered that they owed more on their mortgages than their houses were worth, or found themselves in overbuilt and mostly vacant subdivisions, or could no longer afford ballooning mortgage payments. But whereas they saw their hopes for future solvency flushed down with the rest of the global economy, Julius and Jarrod Williams, two brothers from McKinney, Texas, saw opportunity.
For the rest of this strange and weird saga, check out the Dallas Observer.