Here's a great story from the San Francisco Chronicle, published a few weekends ago...we'll get a version. Photo courtesy of the Chronicle, photographer Brant Ward. Thanks to the P-B reader who stopped in today to point it out.
A key paragraph:
"Burrill left behind more than an empty office. He left behind empty promises, too. He helped fleece an entire state, playing the starring role in a notorious boondoggle that people in Minnesota would rather forget. In 2009, around the same time he was beginning to siphon off money from his investors for personal use, Burrill traveled to Minnesota, promising to raise a $1 billion venture fund to back a biotech park in — of all places — an elk farm in rural Pine Island."