legitimate fraud the body does not respond to withhold - to block - the investment.
Or the pardon letters. It is almost as if the pardon letters are harder to block than a risk/loss of investor cash. I guess a politician's body is different. Insensitized rather than immunized.
UPDATE:As to Vennes specifics from the FBI, here and here. As the major conduit of snookered money into Petters' Ponzi, Vennes was certainly not a minor player. He provided the fule for the fraud - suckers' money. This blog is helpfully informative. Dumpbachmann has posted of the Vennes "Pardongate" situation.