• 14 May 2014 at 8:55 AM

The SEC’s Still Got It!

A jury of aged Texas billionaire Sam Wyly’s New York mailman peers were surprisingly unsympathetic to the argument that his elaborate series of offshore trusts designed to both hide stock trading and minimize tax liability were totally legal, even if one juror really wanted to help the old guy out, evidence be damned.

A jury on Monday found that Texas business brothers Samuel and Charles Wyly committed fraud by creating a secret scheme involving offshore trusts that netted them $550 million in illegal trading profits…..

The trial followed years of litigation and investigation by the SEC and other authorities of the Wylys, who acknowledged creating a maze of trusts in the Isle of Man in an effort to obtain tax benefits….

The 12 jurors deliberated over 2-1/2 days. Kevin Rothman, a retired letter carrier, said one juror had been a holdout until ultimately convinced the Wylys did not have a viable defense.

“We couldn’t see it, we couldn’t find it,” he said.

Texas’ Wyly brothers committed fraud with offshore trusts: jury [Reuters]

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  1. Posted by Davy Crockett | May 14, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Good. Now get to work on the rest of the shadow banking system that is profiting from enabling the unofficial nobles to shirk their financial obligations at the expense of the rest of us. Classical liberals [ie libertarians] be damned, social liberalism has to reassert itself before the entire system destabilizes. I'm here to warn you, not threaten you, especially given pure social Darwinism entails MY kind hunting down YOUR kind and raping the shit out of you.

    Fold up your smiles and put them away for there will be no humor here today

  2. Posted by Guest | May 14, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    If you kare about inecuality why dunt ou get a yob on the internet? I first I oculnd't belyevie it , bet then my friend showd me her $8,554.033 check frm wrking just a couple of hourz on da web. Nou Im kashing in and I jast bot myself a new ipad!!!

  3. Posted by M. Martoma :( | May 14, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    He'll see you in court

  4. Posted by JusticeRape? | May 14, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Is someone upset that Occupy the Alamo didn't work out, or what?

  5. Posted by B Iteme | May 14, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    I didn't know Keith Richards was a Texas Billionaire.