Since he began his career in the mid-1950s, financier Al Moriarty has always used his Cal Poly connections to recruit clients. Last month, he pleaded no contest to seven counts of felony fraud.
According to his bankruptcy filing, more than a quarter of those who lost money to him had strong ties to the university, where Moriarty was revered as a sports Hall of Famer and loyal booster.
Roughly 10 percent were high school coaches. Some of the Cal Poly connections who lost money include:
High school sports coaches who lost money include:
Source: Figures are from Al Moriarty’s bankruptcy documents.