Dead? That still doesn't let him off the hook. Those ppl who were defrauded could be compensated from his estate. Presumably, he didn't spend it all, or take any of it with him. He may appear to have gotten away with it, but he still has to face the judgment of Mt 7:22-23, etc.
Refreshed - you can listen to whoever you wish. But if they are demonstrably false prophets, don't expect me to pay them too much heed.