Clearly this still strikes a nerve with me. I wouldn't trust the guy any further than I could throw him and that isn't very far since he is a big son of a *****.
I am going to call instead of sending a letter but I fully expect to get absolutely nothing back from him. Just as I suspect he is full of crap by saying he has repaid 40K to the many people he ripped off here.
Just so you know, it was the very things he has been doing with you that gained him a good reputation here before he decided it was easier to steal from people than work.
You can do what you want but everyone who hasn't been here for any length of time needs to understand who and what this guy is.