Are you considering committing fraud? Do you plan to discuss your activities over email? Are you unaware of the fact that writing things like, “Nobody will find out” or “I’ll leave a garbage bag filled with our ill-gotten gains in the dumpster out back” might help tip off people looking to crack down on crime? If you answered yes to all of the above, this information could actually be of use to you: Read more »
There is no denying that Jeffrey Gundlach is a hugely talented man whose IQ would rank among the highest in the world if he ever had it tested. “What’s it like having lunch with a genius,” he once asked a colleague, who presumably answered, “To be honest, it’s giving me an inferiority complex just breathing the same air as you, knowing that your brain is the standard for how intelligence will be measured from now until the end of eternity.” Until recently, however, the application of Gundlach’s brilliance was largely confined to bond management. According to a new profile by Bloomberg Markets, though, Gundlach’s intellectual prowess is just as if not more impressive when it comes to crime solving. Read more »
It’s been dead here lately with the NBA on break. Not so for Irish, a cross-town bookie who called to pass along that he was “half-arrested”. I kind of thought that getting half-arrested was like getting half-pregnant, so I asked for details.
Two plainclothes city cops knocked on his door mid-morning: could he please come down to the precinct at 3 p.m. to answer some questions? So Irish dutifully showed up with our lawyer. (Yeah, most of us here use the same lawyer. He’s something of a specialist. It’s our version of Group Medical.)
The cops wanted Irish to talk all about all his customers, but nobody specific. Wanted Irish’s stream-of-consciousness or whatever. Our lawyer summed up all the righteous indignation $300-an-hour can buy and said that first, Irish wasn’t admitting making book. Second, if he was a bookie, idly chatting about clients’ lives would kill his business. Last, being a customer is never a crime, ever. Read more »
This Is Michael Douglas Telling People To Help Stop Financial Crime, On Behalf Of The FBI, Which Thinks People Will Listen To Him Because He Played Gordon GekkoBy Bess Levin
“The movie was fiction…the problem is real.” Read more »
“We coined this investigation ‘Perfect Hedge’ because if you’re armed with that insider’s information, you can initiate the perfect hedge,” FBI agent David Chaves said in an interview of the largest hedge fund investigation ever. “You’re always protected — the upside and the down side.” [Bloomberg]
We’re told four UBS employees were pulled out of the Stamford office Tuesday, after two of them returned from vacation. Apparently all four “worked in operations and were responsible for securities movements and payments.” Read more »
Matthew Goldstein reports: Read more »
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Also, Chaz thinks all of this has gone too far, and just because something “smells bad” doesn’t mean it’s illegal.