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Bad News Bears: The Travails of Journalists Turned Financiers

New York Times Blogs – Sure, it’s tough being a journalist these days. But if you think the news business is in trouble, try being a journalist turned financier. Some of the reporters who have left their ink-stained professions for […]

Hedge Funds Tricked by Producer of Palin Porno Spoof, Says Suit

CBS News – Here’s a switch: a dozen hedge funds are accusing a California businessman of "playing dirty" with their money and even the name Sarah Palin is a "player" in the defendant’s prior ventures, according to the New York […]

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 […]

New Yorker Glen Whitney quits hedge fund job to create math museum

New York Daily News – An enthusiastic math whiz plus hands-on exhibits multiplied by deep-pocketed investors equals a math museum. This formula may one day lead to every school kid’s nightmare – a museum dedicated to nothing but mathematics – thanks […]

New York cutting firms tied to pension flap from doing business with fund

New York Daily News – State Controller Thomas DiNapoli is booting 10 hedge fund managers from doing business with New York’s scandal-scarred $122 billion pension fund, the Daily News has learned. Four of the 10 firms were listed, but not […]

Madoff buddy, Ezra Merkin, sued over plunder from Ponzi scheme

New York Daily News – Ezra Merkin should have known better, a lawsuit claims. The Park Avenue hedge fund king funneled investments to Bernie Madoff and received millions in fees Merkin knew were the spoils of a massive Ponzi scheme, […]

Lawyer in $700M fraud to plead guilty

New York Daily News – Marc Dreier will plead guilty to all charges stemming from the $700 million investment fraud he is accused of carrying out, his lawyer said Monday. Defense lawyer Gerald Shargel said Dreier will enter the plea […]

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-like investments, even if you are not a millionaire

New York Daily News – The hedge fund industry has a public relations problem these days and you have to be a millionaire to invest in one anyway, but there’s a new fund for more modest investors that can offer […]

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 […]

Famed for piety, Jacob Merkin put faith and funds in Bernie Madoff

New York Daily News – Jacob Ezra Merkin was once revered as a wizard of Wall Street, an angel of charity and a lion of Judaic studies. Now he has earned infamy as a destroyer of wealth, a menace to philanthropy, a […]

Attorney paid cohorts to help execute swindle

New York Daily News – Disgraced Park Ave. lawyer Marc Dreier gave fellow scamsters $100,000 to impersonate others in calls to victims, Manhattan federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The new details emerged at a bail hearing for former broker Kosta Kovachev, […]

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