These could amount to many multiples of the sums invested.
Anyway, let's hope that none of our locals are going to be hit.
It seems that Cllr Marshall's old employer, Messrs Coutts, pushed these film schemes hard and is now likely to be on the receiving end of big claims from the hapless investors.
One victim, though doubtless unadvised by Quent, is Pippa Rose, the headhunting ex-wife of Cllr Ahern.
Pippa, the social alpinist daughter of a Yorkshire copper is likely to be hit for many millions.
Let's hope Tim will be standing by, cheque book in hand.......