Keith Bulfin is a New Zealander, born in 1946. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland Australia with a double major in Economics in 1983. He has worked in the finance industry in South Africa and the UK and for the University of Papua New Guinea as an administrator and lecturer in Accounting. Working in the Australian investment banking industry as a share and mortgage broker in the 1980s, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud over the valuations of Lasseters Casino and Dreamworld. Keith spent three years in a Supermax prison, housed in one of the most dangerous units in Australia. He was beaten, stabbed and spent a significant part of his time in solitary confinement. During this period he was introduced by prison authorities to two Mexican fugitives. It was his friendship with them that led to his recruitment by the US Department of Justice to operate a covert banking operation in Mexico for the Mexican drug cartels.