May 4, 2001 |
EarthLink Inc. co-founder Reed E. Slatkin, under investigation for running an alleged Ponzi scheme, told some of his clients in January 2000 that he was getting out of the money-management business, but instead continued to accept new investments until early this year. Slatkin, a Santa Barbara venture capitalist, told the investors in a Jan. 7, 2000, letter that "a question again has been raised by the [Securities and Exchange Commission] . . .