Former hedge fund manager-cum-performance artist Samuel Israel III who faked his own death this summer because he didn’t want to go to jail is set to plead guilty to bail-jumping this afternoon. The industry’s biggest M*A*S*H fan and only (known) egret lover waived an indictment on a charge of failure to surrender for his prison sentence before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lisa Margaret Smith this morning, but the formal plea must be entered before U.S. District Court Kenneth Karas later today. And I think we all know what that means but for the non-ambitious ones in the group, I’ll tell you what it means: there’s still time for him to make a run for it.
Ex-hedge fund manager to plead guilty to bail-jumping [Reuters]

Comments (20)

  1. Posted by Anal_yst | August 6, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    12:41 08/06 *DJ Plea Of Ex-Bayou Fund Exec Israel To Be Delayed To Sep 16

  2. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Watch for Israel’s comments on Mayo.

  3. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 12:48 PM

    Can someone fill me in on the whole Mayo obsession on this blog?

  4. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 12:52 PM

    Yes, it’s an unfunny joke perpetrated by retards.

  5. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 1:05 PM

    Perpetrated and perpetuated.
    /poopin’ in a hat

  6. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    As far as I remember, someone brought up Mayo as a perfect lubricant a long time ago.

  7. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    How can you not be covering the news about the new presidential candidate entering the US elections?? Come on guys..
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7544754.stm

  8. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 1:18 PM

    um, because this isn’t a political site, jackass?

  9. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 1:21 PM

    I’m impressed by the M*A*S*H reference

  10. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 1:26 PM

    @8- try to read some of the posts before mouthing off
    http://dealbreaker.com/2008/08/why_is_obama_so_popular_on_wal.php

  11. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 1:57 PM

    Hilton for president bitches

  12. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    i’d hit that

  13. Posted by FUNdamental | August 6, 2008 at 2:09 PM

    @ 8, 10 – or you can both stop being mouthy douches and take a moment to try and comprehend that 7 is being sarcastic. Feel free to go practice the lost art of self-sacrificing to the gods.

  14. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    @10 – I’m sorry but that’s not the Paris Hilton video we all know and love.

  15. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 2:35 PM

    @11 He wasn’t born in the U.S.

  16. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 2:40 PM

    M*A*S*H reference went way over my head, unless you are not trying to be clever and he really is a fan of the show (I am guessing that is not it).

  17. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 2:44 PM

    @16– you clearly haven’t been keeping up. sam israel left the quote “suicide is painless” on the hood of his car when he faked his death. it is a line from M*A*S*H.

  18. Posted by guest | August 6, 2008 at 2:49 PM

    #17 Suicide is Painless is the name of the theme song stupid.
    #15 Paris Hilton was born in the US.
    Wake up out there.

  19. Posted by guest | August 7, 2008 at 4:58 AM

    paris… brazilian or airstrip? waddya think?
    its occupying my mind during this market turmoil and keeping me relatively sane.
    sigh

  20. Posted by guest | August 7, 2008 at 8:42 AM

    who the fuck would give money to a guy named sam ISRAEL?
    that’s just looking for trouble.
    i bet he supports obama even if he can’t vote.