Tag Archives: federal judge


Lewis Faces More Merrill Queries as $33 Million Accord Delayed

Bloomberg – Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Lewis faces more queries about his purchase of Merrill Lynch & Co. after a federal judge refused to approve a $33 million settlement of a lawsuit over bonuses. The bank […]

Highland Park-based hedge fund manager granted bail

Chicago Tribune – Illinois hedge-fund manager Gregory Bell, who was charged with wire fraud for his role in an alleged Ponzi scheme, was granted $1.5 million bail and required to wear an electronic monitor, a federal judge in Minnesota ruled […]

Swindler pays for faking death

The London Free Press – A hedge-fund swindler who faked his own death in an effort to skip out on a 20-year prison term was sentenced yesterday to two extra years. Federal Judge Kenneth Karas said Samuel Israel III was […]

Lawyer Marc Dreier sentenced to 20 years in prison for $700M hedge fund swindle

New York Daily News – Park Avenue lawyer Marc Dreier was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who scolded prosecutors for wanting to jail him for as long as Ponzi swindler Bernard Madoff. "Is the government serious […]

At Nadel hearing, new fund surfaces

Herald Tribune – At a bail hearing in which Arthur G. Nadel was sent back to his cell to come up with better co-signers, a federal judge heard from the receiver in the case about a previously unknown multimillion-dollar hedge […]

Dreier Describes Downfall in Letter Seeking ‘Rational’ Term for Fraud, Theft

Law.com – Marc S. Dreier on Wednesday sent a confessional letter to the federal judge who will sentence him on Monday (pdf), describing in remarkable detail how he funded the once-admired expansion of Dreier LLP by committing frauds totaling more […]

Madoff asks for 12 years for Ponzi conviction

Denver Post – Bernard Madoff asked a federal judge this week to sentence him to as little as 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to operating a massive, decades- long Ponzi scheme. In a letter […]

Samuel Israel Competent to Plead Guilty

HedgeFund.Net – Samuel Israel III, the Bayou Group founder who led the FBI on a merry chase after failing to show up to serve his prison term, has recovered sufficiently to plead guilty to escape, a federal judge said last […]

Case Dismissed Against SAC Hedge Fund

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Federal Judge Stanley R. Chesler of the Federal District Court of New Jersey, Friday threw out a Canadian pharmaceutical company shareholder lawsuit against a group of hedge funds including SAC Capital Advisors LP. The Judge […]

Judge extends freeze on Nadel

Herald Tribune – A federal judge extended a freeze on the assets of Sarasota’s Arthur G. Nadel on Tuesday, but failed to include other partners — a measure some investors with the accused hedge fund swindler have been pushing for […]

Lehman judge, James Peck, charged with hitting wife gets lawyer

New York Daily News – A federal judge charged with slapping his wife hired a big shot defense attorney as he faces a misdemeanor charge that could land him in the clink. James Peck, 63, the bankruptcy judge overseeing the […]

Dreier Gets $20 Million Bond, Claims He Can’t Pay

Bloomberg - Marc Dreier, the New York lawyer jailed since his arrest for allegedly cheating hedge funds, won’t be able to post the $20 million bond that would free him, his lawyer told a federal judge. U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Eaton in […]

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