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    Jerome Kerviel Has A Really Good Excuse For Why He Lost Soc-Gen €4.9 billion

    Naturally it involves sucking dick for coke. I’m kidding! Though an admitted prostie, Kerviel is not that kind of whore.

    / May 3, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    Member Of Team ABACUS Pens Book Called “How I Caused The Credit Crunch,” Based On His Time Spent Asking Important Question Like “Where Is The Brothel?”

    Tetsuya Ishikawa worked for six years as a credit banker at ABN AMRO, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Last year he was fired from MS, and a couple years prior to that, he was listed as one of the salesman investors should contact if they wanted to get a piece of ABACUS. And since getting […]

    / Apr 23, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    Eliot Spitzer: “You’re Going To Think I’m Crazy, But…”

    Here’s an excerpt and a claim from Peter Elkind’s “Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer,” that may or may not be real but I want to be true more than I’ve ever wanted anything in this world. Especially the quotes. Please let these be exact quotes.

    / Apr 15, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    Casting The Crisis

    As previously mentioned, HBO has purchased the rights to Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Big To Fail. John Mack has stated that his part should go to Bobby DeNiro and that of Lloyd Blankfein to Danny DeVito. Today the HuffPo has offered its picks for the other spots and while we’re in strong agreement with some […]

    / Mar 25, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Eliot Spitzer On Why He Picked Prosties

    A new book about everyone’s favorite hooker fucker comes out next week. It was written by a former senior adviser of Eliot Spitzer, Lloyd Constantine, and apparently the former governor is none too pleased, describing the tome as “a fundamental breach of trust…little more than a self-serving and largely inaccurate interpretation of events mixed with […]

    / Mar 4, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Eddie Lampert Reads

    ESL founder and Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert released his annual letter to shareholders yesterday, in which he unloaded a year’s worth of angst. First, the rating agencies. While Eddie understands that they sometimes err on the side of caution, he just doesn’t agree “with all of the critical qualitative conclusions.” Next, business leaders, regulators, public […]

    / Feb 24, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Harry Markopolos On The SEC

    “They’re a bunch of idiots” the Whistleblower-in-Chief told New York Times magazine, demonstrating commendable restraint in not calling them “retards.” In related news, Marko’s book, No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller, co-written by hedge fund manager-cum-auteur David Einhorn, is hitting shelves next week. A signed copy is being sent Bernie’s way as we […]

    / Feb 24, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    Sex Writer/Madoff Victim Pens New Tome

    Alexandra Penney, the Madoff victim (“I prefer the word ‘casualty”) who started blogging about her travails for the Daily Beast last year just turned her gig into a book deal. And now you can buy it! “The Bag Lady Papers” is a book she wrote out of fears of becoming a bag lady, “trudging the […]

    / Feb 19, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    Regrets: Hank Paulson Wanted To Be A Forest Ranger

    Hank Paulson had a little chat last night at the 92Y with GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt. This must’ve been a tad on the uncomfortable side, since just last week, the two had a spat about the passage in Hank’s book mentioning the September 2008 convo regarding GE’s commercial paper woes they may or may not […]

    / Feb 19, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Hank Paulson Not That Worried About People Claiming Innaccuracies In His Book

    GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt said today that while he did indeed have a discussion with Hank Paulson in September 2008, it had nothing to do with his irm’s commercial paper woes, as the former Treasury Secretary claims in his new book. Rather than get defensive about the whole thing, Hank, through his publicist, said that […]

    / Feb 11, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    Help Name Charlie Gasparino’s New Book

    In chronicling the ‘unholy alliance among Big Business, Big Banking, and Big Government,’ which has brought this country to its knees, a sober voice is required to uncover and distill the backdoor deals, the smoke and mirrors, and the ultimate tragedy found within. That voice belongs to Charlie Gasparino. Which is why it is with […]

    / Jan 29, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    God Had Paulson’s Back During The Crisis, Sarah Palin Got Too Close For Comfort

    Hank Paulson’s memoir, The Day I Threatened To Break Ken Lewis’s Legs, is out February 1. Presumably there’ll be many pages devoted to the topic closest to the the former Treasury Secretary’s heart– birds– but today we get a sneak peak at the role of another one of HP’s homeboys– God. As most of you […]

    / Jan 28, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    Charlie Gasparino Is Ready For A Book Talk Brawl

    If you’re coming to New Canaan, CT on Sunday to hear Charlie Gasparino discuss The Sellout you might need to bring your boxing gloves. The other day on Chicago-based radio show StocksandJocks, co-hosted by CNBC contributor Dr. J Najarian, a listener asked Gas-Bag if he was ready to handle a confrontational room of ex-Bear and […]

    / Nov 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    Sorkin’s Book May Beat Gasparino’s In Instances of “F*ck” Per Page But It Falls Short In Self-Love

    As you may have heard, the numbers have been crunched and to some people’s surprise, Andrew Sorkin’s book, Too Big To Fail, bests Charlie Gasparino’s When Mooks Fail for the number of times the word ‘fuck’ is mentioned, overall and per page. Sorkin’s got 20 (.03/page) and CG has 10 (.02/page). To some, this was […]

    / Nov 16, 2009 at 12:39 PM
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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Charlie Gasparino To Discuss Book In Natural Habitat

    Actually, that’s not entirely true: CG’s first choice of venue to have a roundtable discussion of the definitive take on the crisis, When Mooks Fail: The Goddamn Beatin’ That Bear Stearns Took, is his local Gold’s Gym (the last stop on the tour, late December). But this is at least preferable to doing it in […]

    / Nov 6, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    Charlie Gasparino Also Huge In Greenwich?

    As previously mentioned, it seems Charlie Gasparino has some (cheapskate) fans in New Canaan, who lined up to get their hands on his new book, Up In Smoke, the second it was available at their local library. Now our attention has been directed to the fact that he’s got some rabid followers in Greenwich: every […]

    / Nov 4, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    Eight New Canaanites (And Counting) Want To Know Why ‘Mooks Fail’

    From our Southern Connecticut librarian mole: The New Canaan Library had 16 copies of Charlie Gasparino’s book ready to rent yesterday. Half of them are already checked out. He’s coming here to speak at the end of the month.

    / Nov 4, 2009 at 1:24 PM

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