Hoover landed on her feet. Twice. She married a Montecito multimillionaire, Ken Hunter, who spent $2 million on her defense. She was sentenced to ten years but spent only 30 months in prison. She got out because she supposedly provided evidence in the trial of a former J. David salesman. At that trial, Hoover tearfully admitted that she had lied in her trial when she said she had not thrown canceled checks in the fireplace and, crucially, had not knowingly invented false monthly returns for Dominelli to send investors.
After Hunter’s death, she married Eugene Fletcher of the illustrious Fletcher family and is once again living in luxury. “She should write a book on how to catch a man and get him to heel,” says Hugo-Martinez. Hoover/Hunter/Fletcher and her husband spend much time in Mexico but are frequently back in the San Diego area.
The final irony is that Schanes does not know if Dominelli paid any attention to the lectures that described Ponzi and his scheme. Dominelli seldom said a word in class. The truth may have gone to his grave.