Was it the 2012 bankruptcy law suite where he changed the name from SAW to SAS? The 2012 bankruptcy would squash claims up to that date? If deposit funds are mailed interstate - isn't that "mail fraud" - a felony?
The BBB complaints are a sad read for those who put $ down!
Of course, selling "the product" that someone put a deposit down on - before refunding $ is a pure Ponzi scheme. Especially when there is no product even started.