“Here’s our card, we need to hear from you in 48 hours, if we don’t there will be trouble for you,” Strategy Session guest John Kinnucan recounted being told by two representatives from the FBI when they showed up to his home and tried to get him to agree to record a conversation with a client from SAC Capital.

“And they haven’t made trouble for you I guess, have they?” David Faber asked.

“Well, uh, my business has been destroyed, so…”


Though at this time it remains unclear as to whether or not there will be some sort of ramifications for Kinnucan emailing his clients after the visit from the Feds, it does seem clear that yes, his business has been destroyed and he will likely have difficulty starting another wherein it’s his name on the front of the building. If like us, your heart goes out to the guy, who has a wife and child and was just trying to do the right thing, i.e. NOT BE A SNITCH, do consider giving him a call re: job prospects. He’s obviously very loyal, a hard worker and given that he told David Faber, “I’ve been dragged along the pavement a few hundred feet underneath a bus,* I’ve been lost alone at 40 below in the Brooks Range, this is just another chapter,” it sounds like he’ll do anything you ask of him, without complaints.

*Not a metaphor.

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  1. Posted by hobby menbosche | November 23, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    there is no room in this industry for criminals

  2. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    kill yourself

  3. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    yes

  4. Posted by Choices | November 23, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    If he wouldn’t wear a tie for the Feds, then he won’t be bothered to wear a tie for you, CNBC.

  5. Posted by Adolph Coors | November 23, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Can’t believe he admitted he was drinking wine in his backyard by himself – has to be an honest…

  6. Posted by GodsBalls | November 23, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    The FBI is the Primerica of government law enforcement.

  7. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2010 at 7:10 PM

    “I’ve been dragged along the pavement a few hundred feet underneath a bus,* I’ve been lost alone at 40 below in the Brooks Range, this is just another chapter,”

    This guy sounds like Nordberg.

  8. Posted by StuckInOhio | November 23, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    snitches get stiches

  9. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    15 minutes of fame ending in 3…2…1…. whassthat? Charlie Gasparino on the line? 15 minutes of fame ending in 15..14…13…

  10. Posted by PING_J_ESQUIRE | November 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    ANYTHING…?

  11. Posted by GodsBalls | November 23, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Don’t shit in my mouth and tell me its goat cheese, Gasparino.

  12. Posted by EagerBeaver | November 23, 2010 at 7:33 PM

    Had it been the LAPD that rolled up, this guy would be in the witness protection program with a couple of broken ribs and Stevie Cohen would be on the run. Paying a lot of legal fees is the NKI.

  13. Posted by Anon | November 23, 2010 at 7:39 PM

    he lives in Portland, OR, but yes, I agree.

  14. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    Wearing a Heathcliff Huxtable sweater in the portrait shot is the NKI

  15. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    I wonder if that was the FBI interrupting through his earpiece when he took that “wrap this” long pause. I bet they articulated trouble then.

  16. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    “If a company’s been indicted, they’re out of business.” Well he didn’t prevent that for his clients, did he?

  17. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    What’s with this guy? He pours his heart to anyone who will listen. I’m surprised he couldn’t chew the fat with the Feds.

  18. Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    …except in this case the non-snitches already had stitches from being dragged by a bus by their britches.

  19. Posted by Outsourcing is the NKI | November 23, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Wait til they outsource this to KBR or what they call it today

  20. Posted by Ping Jiang | November 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    John, you are a good guy. Here is a marker for you to play with.

    - P. Jiang

  21. Posted by Dsd | November 23, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Seriously? Reposting CNBC interviews? This blog has gone into the shitter.

  22. Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    If that was irony with a capital I, good job. If not, go away pls

  23. Posted by Don Corleon | November 23, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    Stevie: Do I have your loyalty?
    Kinnucan: Yes, Godfather, always?
    Stevie: Then be a friend to David. Do as he says.

  24. Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    Seriously? Attempting to claim “this blog has gone into the shitter” when we have, since DB started, commented on CNBC interviews we’ve found particularly amusing, such as the one above? You should consider sterilization.

  25. Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 at 10:12 PM

    Wham, zap, pow
    Bess, Bess, Bess
    Bess is the Besst

  26. Posted by Enquirer National | November 23, 2010 at 10:58 PM

    John Kinnucan = Schwarzenegger / DeVito love child.

  27. Posted by pickles | November 23, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Which is _infinitely_ more NKI. Backyard/back deck…very 2006. Front porch is where today’s BSDs get a buzz on.

  28. Posted by Guest | November 23, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    =Junior?

  29. Posted by Notre Dame guy | November 24, 2010 at 5:01 AM

    Hurray for Kinnucan….tough Irishman. He is drawing a line in the sand…..

  30. Posted by otc | November 24, 2010 at 5:14 AM

    why was the goofball in glasses so intent on making sure that mutual funds were part of his client base….hf’s dont even advertise…..

  31. Posted by Chuddy | November 23, 2010 at 6:52 PM

    having Feds raid your house at 3PM while you are drinking wine by yourself is the NKI

  32. Posted by Mitch Cumstein | November 23, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    You know, I think this guy’s on to something.

    -William Jefferson Clinton

  33. Posted by Anon | November 23, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    it was the front porch.