Courthouse News Service – The founder and general partner of a $5 billion hedge fund used the company’s CFO as a scapegoat when investors found out he used their money to buy a private Gulfstream jet, the former CFO claims in Federal Court. Perry Gruss claims that Daniel Zwirn, of D.B. Zwirn and Co., told him he had to leave the company so Zwirn could remain ”pearly white” and ”bullet proof.”
Zwirn and Co. once managed more than $5 billion in assets. Gruss claims its founder began to live the life of an ”investment magnate,” including the private jet, ”scores of professional and personal assistants,” and a vacation home on the East End of Long Island.