Category Archives: Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan

Ain’t Down Yet

I once remodeled a brownstone in Denver for my office. It was located across the street from the Molly Brown Museum. Molly was referred to as the “unsinkable Molly Brown” because she had been on the Titanic but survived. She was quite a woman. In the 1870s, she had established...

Two agendas

Ron Morgan’s goal was to get as much money as he could. Shortly after introducing me to Jackie Bancroft Spencer, I set up a blind trust for Jackie to funnel money and properties into that she wanted to give to Ron. Since he was in bankruptcy, he couldn’t receive such...

The Blind Trust

Jackie’s “Bancroft Trust” was worth hundreds of millions depending on the share price of The Wall Street Journal stock at any given time. As she began to funnel money into the blind trust I had set up for Ron (he couldn’t take money directly because he was in bankruptcy.), it...

The Years Before The Verlander Case

In those early years, I had mutual clients with Ron Morgan who bought, refurbished, redesigned and resold houses and condos in such varied places as New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Dallas, Manzanilla, Mexico, and, of course, Midland. Typically, these were wealthy women, and this was their hobby. My role was to...

The Greatest Trainer

In 1989, the horse owned by Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan won the richest quarter horse race, The All American Futurity, paying her one million dollars. The horse was Strawberry Silk and the trainer was Jack Brooks. Jack Brooks was and is the greatest quarter horse trainer ever. It is next...

Ron Morgan (3)

Very wealthy women, particularly when they have been widowed, divorced or just alone, often like to team up with an interior decorator and buy a house. They pay too much for the house (it is never just a common middle-class house), and they spend too much on the remodel and...

Ron Morgan (2)

Ron could never give me an intelligible explanation of how he knew his partner was stealing from him. Though I didn’t realize it at the time, this was a forewarning of a paranoia Ron Morgan would always have. This assignment, to go to his gay partner and tell him he...

Ron Morgan (1)

I met Ronnie Lee Morgan in the late 1980s after rehabbing from a car wreck. The physical therapy clinic where I received treatment had a small weight area and trainer. The number of people allowed to use the facility for weight training was restricted since the main purpose was physical...

Ron Morgan

Ron Morgan knew certain things about the rich: they were different, they liked beautiful things, power, and influence; if they saw that another had something more beautiful or impressive, they had to have it, too. He also knew that every rich person would take advantage of him if given the...

Gisevius and Mary Bancroft

Hans Bernd Gisevius was an Abwehr agent dispatched to Switzerland under diplomatic cover. The Abwehr was Germany’s military intelligence corps. It had access to Hitler and the top Nazi leadership, and it was capable of concealing its activities from the Gestapo and other agencies under legitimate claims of secrecy. Probably ten percent of the...