Some of you may not remember, but when I filed a lawsuit against the towing company whose tow truck I fell from and hurt my ankle, my lawyer couldn’t track down the ownership of the company. So I started digging, and found several companies that seemed to be used as shells. I did locate them, and told the attorney my guess was that the owner was both mob-related and heavily politically-connected, since he had the towing contract for the entire city.
The lawyer told me I had an overactive imagination, and that it wouldn’t be relevant, anyway.
Now I wonder what really went down in the settlement hearing, because I’m pretty sure this was the owner.