Dedicated to the Memory of AmIAnnoying.com's BruceFollow Us on Twitter
Am I Annoying.com
Search Celebrities (By Last Name)
Search Collections
 Go
Advertising
In The News
 
Voting Station
Billie Sol Estes
Please vote to return to collections (Voting Results will appear on Right Sidebar).
Outlaw
    (January 10, 1925-May 14, 2013)
    Born in Alanreed, Texas
    Financier and conman
    Served six years on mail fraud charges (1965-71)
    Served four years for mail fraud and tax evasion (1979-83)
    He came up with a scheme to sell nonexistent storage tanks to farmers and lease back the tanks from the farmers.
    He then used the mortgages on the fake tanks as collateral to obtain $20-30 million worth of bank loans.
    As his scheme started unravelling, his accountant, two business associates and a US Department of Agriculture investigator all died under suspicious circumstances. (Such as the USDA official turning up dead with five bullet wounds, which was initially ruled a suicide.)
    He ripped off the Church of Christ schools he was supposed to be serving as a financial advisor.
    While still on parole from his first fraud conviction, he was arrested for almost the exact same swindle, except it used non-existent oil field cleaning equipment.
    A Texas banker told 'Time,' 'The sad part is, he could have been an honest millionaire instead of a broke crook.'
    He was married to Patsy Estes for 54 years until her death.
    He was named one of America's Ten Outstanding Young Men by the US Junior Chamber of Commerce (1953).
    Fancying himself something of a Robin Hood figure, he paid college tuitions for hundreds of poor students.
    One of his victims said, 'I was very impressed by him, and I still am, but in a different way. The man is the world's best salesman.'
    When he suspected his phone was being tapped, he decided to have some fun with the feds by telling a friend over the phone a location on his ranch where he claimed to have buried the loot from his schemes. A couple of days later, federal agents began digging at the spot, and uncovered the dead cat he had buried there years before.

Credit: C. Fishel


    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 88 Votes: 65.91% Annoying
 
Annoying Collections
Site News