A new Netflix drama series “Ozark” (think “Breaking Bad” on water) focuses on corrupt Chicago-based financial advisor Marty Byrde, who launders money for Mexican drug dealers.
While you may not see this scenario play out in real life, the show does give investors plenty of red flags and warnings to consider with whoever is managing their money.
Warning: Spoilers below.
When Byrde’s business partner decides to skim some cash from the cartel, the bad guys don’t take too kindly to that. Byrde (played by Jason Bateman) flees with his wife, Wendy, (Laura Linney) and kids — after convincing the cartel he can hide even more money among those rubes at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks in return for sparing his life.