I’m fascinated by the unfolding story of Mortgages Ltd. The suicide adds an emotional dimension most financial stories lack.

Mortgages Ltd. has gone in less than two years from being Arizona’s largest private commercial real-estate lender to a company plunged into bankruptcy following the suicide of its CEO, Scott Coles.

I have a quibble about that sentence. It makes is sound like the suicide caused the bankruptcy rather than the other way around.