Mr. Richard Heartless…. uh, I mean… Harkless. Mr. Richard Harkless received a brutal sentence of 100 years in prison for his Ponzi scheme that caused his investors to lose $40 million. The judge was convinced that the 65-year-old southern Californian would do it again, given the chance – even though the crook admitted causing unimaginable grief and loss. See the Investment News story here.