Lawsuit says hedge-fund manager stole $750,000

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – The family of a Cambria County manufacturer has filed a lawsuit claiming that a New York hedge-fund manager illegally took $750,000 from its trust fund.

The lawsuit, filed by the family of Frank Calandra Jr., was moved to federal court yesterday. It names as defendants Signature Bank Corp. and Cushner & Garvey LLP.

The man the family accuses of taking its money, Edward T. Stein, is not a named defendant.

Mr. Stein was charged with securities fraud in federal court in Manhattan in April. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Stein operated a Ponzi scheme involving some $55 million collected from investors.

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