More than a month after S. Mark Powell’s apparent suicide, the list of people who claim the Austin investment manager borrowed money that he never paid back continues to grow, and the list is as long as it is distinguished.
Powell, who headed the Austin office of Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management, died May 16 — a Thursday — in an isolated Mason County cemetery from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. By the following Monday, five people or companies had filed new claims against Powell’s assets — even though it’s not clear whether the assets he used to guarantee the loans actually exist.
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