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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UBS Writes Down Another Subprime-Related $6 Billion

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Writedowns from major banks have reached the $500 billion mark, only one year after the subprime fallout forced mortgage-backed securities to plummet in value.  And it’s not over.  Some economists estimate that number will ascend upwards […]

Cuomo Pressing Major Banks in ARS Probe

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Less than one week after UBS and Citigroup were called upon to buy back over $30 billion in bad auction-rate securities, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is forcing JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley and Wachovia to follow […]

Merrill, Citigroup to Buy Back $30 Billion in ARS

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Merrill Lynch and Citigroup, two banks that have already written down billions in losses, will buy back $30 billion in auction-rate securities as part of an agreement with regulators.  This comes after the threat made by […]

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