Homestore accounting saga ends

5-year drama closes with Wolff's conviction

About a decade ago, a 33-year-old Stuart Wolff started fishing around doing due diligence on the Realtor Information Network on behalf of his employer, cable giant TCI, a prospective investor in the troubled National Association of Realtors online venture.

The low-key Princeton Ph.D. was working behind the scenes to put a deal together on RIN, which owned RealSelect Inc., a company formed to operate the home listings Web site.