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Doug Kelley is the court-appointed receiver in the federal case against accused investment-scam operator Tom Petters.

You Call This Hard?

Doug Kelley is the court-appointed receiver of Tom Petters' assets. But for drama, it's hard to beat the time the mafia cancelled a hit on Kelley, figuring a Himalayan mountain would kill him instead.


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