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Squeezing millions from pennies

Ron Campbell of the Orange County Register reports on Irvine businessman Mark Ellis who made millions of dollars through
his money-losing penny stock company, Winsted Holdings. By reverse-splitting the stock and then flooding the market with billions of new shares, he effectively drove down the stock's price to a hundredth of a penny.The story explores Winsted's tumultuous history and shows how penny-stock investors miss out on protections available to other investors.

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