Bart Chilton, American civil servant, Died at 58

Bartholomew H. Chilton was born on May 1, 1960, and died on April 27, 2019; he was an American civil servant.

He was Commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) from 2007 to 2014. In April 2014, he joined DLA Piper as a Senior Policy Advisor.

Bartholomew is the author of the investment fraud book, Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists Are Ripping Off America.

He has been a vocal supporter of position limits in commodities markets.


He has exposed manipulation practices in commodities markets and gone on record as wanting to prosecute violations of law, which he believes have taken place in the silver market.

Bartholomew sported shoulder-length blond hair and liked to wear cowboy boots. He was married to Sherry Daggett Chilton and lived in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

On April 27, 2019, RT announced that Chilton had died following a short and sudden illness.

Bartholomew H. Chilton passed away at the age of 58.