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Cuomo likely to file suit against Schwab: report

Reuters – New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, probing illegal marketing and sales of auction rate securities (ARS), is likely to file a lawsuit on Monday against Charles Schwab Corp (SCHW.O) for civil fraud, the Wall Street Journal said, citing […]

Fund Manager Pleads Guilty in New York Pension Probe

Bloomberg – Barrett Wissman, a Dallas hedge fund manager, pleaded guilty to securities fraud as part of an investigation of corruption at New York’s $122 billion pension fund, state officials said. Wissman, 46, an executive of HFV Asset Management LP, […]

NY AG and SEC probe pension fund investments

MSN MoneyCentral – A corruption scandal at the state’s retirement fund is the latest in a long string involving politically connected intermediaries called placement agents sometimes hired by investment firms hoping to land rich investment deals with pension officials, experts […]

Pension fund kickback accusation leveled in Albany

Democrat and Chronicle – The former chairman of the state Liberal Party was accused Wednesday of receiving at least $800,000 from the state pension fund as a kickback for helping elect former Comptroller Alan Hevesi and Hevesi’s son. Raymond B. […]

Former chairman of GM financial arm charged in Madoff-related fraud

WSWS – New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Monday charged J. Ezra Merkin, a multi-millionaire hedge fund manager and former chairman of GMAC Financial Services, the financial arm of General Motors, with bilking investors out of $2.4 billion […]

Cuomo Sues Hedge Fund Chief for Bets Placed with Madoff

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – J. Ezra Merkin, head of Gabriel Capital Corp., has been sued by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, after it was discovered he had placed investor’s money into funds managed by Bernard Madoff without their knowledge […]

NY State Pension Fund Linked to Millions in Kickbacks from Private Equity, Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Two high-ranking men who worked in the New York State comptroller’s office were arrested yesterday after it was discovered they took millions of dollars in kickbacks from private equity and hedge funds, said Attorney General Andrew […]

Obama Moves to Block $165M in AIG Bonuses

Newsday – A tough-talking President Barack Obama moved yesterday to block the $165 million in bonuses for American International Group executives that prompted a new wave of outrage at corporate America and taxpayer bailouts. Despite the aggressive approach, it’s unclear […]

Hedge fund head ‘cooperative’ in Madoff probe

Reuters – Hedge fund founder Ezra Merkin is being cooperative with New York state’s top legal officer in its investigation of three funds as part of the probe into accused swindler Bernard Madoff, officials said on Wednesday. New York Attorney […]

Hedge Fund Peers Come to Merkin’s Defense

TheStreet.com – Two contemporaries rushed to the defense of hedge fund manager Ezra Merkin, who is reportedly being investigated by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo after his investors lost billions of dollars linked to disgraced money manager Bernard Madoff. […]

Inquiry started of financier who invested with Madoff

International Herald Tribune – J. Ezra Merkin, a New York financier, wrote his investors last month that he too was shocked by the news that Bernard Madoff’s hedge fund was an elaborate Ponzi scheme. But not everyone sees him as a […]

Two New Additions To BNP Paribas’ Hedge Fund Team

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net)- BNP Paribas has appointed Thomas Mahala and Jason Miller to its global hedge fund relationship management team (HFRM). BNP Paribas now has over a dozen relationship management professionals located in New York, London and Hong Kong […]

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