Amaranth, Perella Were Victims of Dreier’s Fraud, US Says

Bloomberg – The victims of Marc Dreier, the New York lawyer charged in a $400 million fraud, included Amaranth Group Inc., Perella Weinberg Partners and Blackstone Group LP’s GSO Capital Partners, U.S. prosecutors said.

Government lawyers identified the firms in a court filing in New York on Feb. 9 as three of the 20 institutions they claim are victims of Dreier’s thefts. Prosecutors didn’t disclose how much it alleges each of the companies lost.

Prosecutors say Dreier, 58, persuaded two hedge funds to give him more than $100 million by falsely claiming he was selling notes issued by Sheldon Solow, a New York developer, at a discount.

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