What does their heritage have to do with anything? The guy is a con artist, and the ones who gave of the personal savings enable him to defraud by keeping it solvent long enough for those being conned to forget the late checks. Reminds me of Lin Ming in LA, who did major crimes and people in the startup community kept saying, but look how young he is to have accomplished what he has. Fortunately, the US Government didn’t take that view. Last heard from, he was being arrested at an airport.