''New York Times ''Portrait of Sergent Bales''
It says that Blanes ran foul of the financial regulator years ago when he was fined for defrauding a couple from Ohio. When he did not pay the fine he was suspended from the Brokerage Industry...
He was then 'inspired' to join the Army after Sept 2001 and supposedly left behind a ''promising business career.'' But records from the Financial Industry or FINRA show that he and several colleagues were accused of fraud the previous year in May 2000 in a case that led to more than $1.2 million in fines in 2003. But by the time the panel handed down the ruling; Bales was in the army?
Before they married in 2005 Bales had run ins with the law in 2002 and was ordered to spend 20 hours in anger management classes after being arrested on assault charges. He was also arrested in 2008 for a hit and run crime, where he left the scene and said that he had fallen asleep at the wheel?
An altogether nice guy, gone wrong, would you say?
And quite obviously driven 'insane' with all he had on his mind?
And maybe the US Army could be forgiven for not realising from his profile that he was a bit of a loose cannon and not quite right in the head.