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  • 21 Jan 2015 at 1:07 PM

Chicago Billionaire Sounds Like A Real Treat

The Griffins!In a newly disclosed detail, Dias Griffin says that, a few weeks before her husband left home in early 2012, Griffin had “forced Anne’s personal trading and investment vehicle to abide by a new set of stringent spousal compliance rules imposed by Citadel.” With those restrictions, Dias Griffin said it became difficult to trade and make her own money. “Kenneth has refused to support Anne and has taken the position that he should only be required to pay those expenses for the children that he arbitrarily deems ‘reasonable,’ rather than those expenses corresponding to the standard of living that the children would have enjoyed had the marriage not been dissolved,” Dias Griffin said in her filing Tuesday. She also said in her court filing that, “just last week, he threatened her that if she asks him for a penny, he would sue her until she has no money left.” Griffin has also failed to produce a current financial disclosure statement showing income, expenses and net worth, Dias Griffin said in her filing Tuesday. [Chicago Tribune]

Update: A spokeswoman for Citadel has sent us the following statement: Read more »

hamm/arnellOklahoma fracking billionaire Harold Hamm’s ex-wife cashed a check he sent her to cover the almost $1 billion awarded as alimony in their divorce, his lawyer said. State Court Judge Howard Haralson in Oklahoma City ordered Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources Inc. (CLR), on Nov. 10 to pay $972 million of his then-estimated $16.1 billion oil industry fortune to Sue Ann Arnall, his wife of 26 years. Arnall had appealed the award as too small. Hamm also appealed. Arnall’s cashing of the check, which includes interest since the ruling, doesn’t necessarily mean the case is settled, Michael Burrage, Hamm’s lawyer, said today in a phone interview. [Bloomberg]

chris hohn jamie cooper hohn A $531 million divorce judgment in a case that has riveted Britain appears poised to stand after the ex-wife of a hedge fund manager said she would not appeal the decision. In late November, a London high court judge ordered Chris Hohn, the hedge fund manager who founded the Children’s Investment Fund, to pay that sum, thought to be the largest divorce award in Britain. At the time, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, Mr. Hohn’s ex-wife, appeared to indicate through her lawyer at a hearing that she might seek more. [Dealbook]

ken-griffin-citadel-investment-groupBllionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin scored a legal victory in his divorce case when a Cook County judge ruled Wednesday that his wife may no longer insist she signed their prenuptial agreement under duress after visiting a psychologist with her husband-to-be. The ruling is a setback for Anne Dias Griffin. One of her lawyers said in court Wednesday that striking the visit would make it difficult for her to make her case that she was coerced into signing the prenuptial agreement. Many of the court filings of Dias Griffin, who has been trying to have their 2003 prenuptial agreement declared invalid, have pointed to a therapy session two days before her wedding that she has said led her to sign the prenuptial agreement. The therapist sided with Griffin, Dias Griffin said in filings, telling Dias Griffin that she was being difficult. [Chicago Tribune]

Shhh, he didn't mean it.

Shhh, he didn’t mean it.

As those of you who keep up with the Life And Times of Steven A. Cohen know, there are few things on this earth that the hedge fund manager despises more than his first bride, Patricia Cohen. So despite the fact that she has been suing him nearly five years; is, in the words of his lawyer Martin Klotz, “harass[ing] and embarrass[ing] Steven,”; and, at this point, wants what represents approximately 1/900000th of his personal wealth, the SAC Capital founder continues to refuse to settle this thing privately and throw her a dime. While merely casual observers of the Big Guy assumed that Patty’s recent victory, wherein she “won permission as part of a 25-year-old divorce battle to question him about any lies he may have told related to wrongdoing at the hedge fund” would’ve gotten him to budge, SAC Scholars know better.

“It’s a bit of a head-scratcher,” said Anthony Sabino, a business law professor at St. John’s University in New York, who has followed the case. “He’s been pilloried in the press. You’d have to think he is sick and tired of that and would like to get out of the spotlight. It’s baffling why he just doesn’t say, ‘Here’s the money, why not leave us alone?’”

For the record, here are a list of things Steve Cohen would rather do than give his ex-wife satisfaction, monetary or otherwise: Read more »

stevecohen (1)Also about how he had “no idea” who might’ve been responsible for sideswiping Tim in accounting’s driver side mirror, despite the fact that he was seen peeling out of the parking lot at the time of the incident. This upcoming bout truthiness brought to you by Cohen’s ex-bride, Patricia C. Read more »

  • 11 Nov 2014 at 8:00 AM

Sage Kelly’s Wife Is Sorry About…Y’Know…

The KellysChristina Kelly, the soon-to-be ex-wife of (on leave) Jefferies banker Sage Kelly, who she recently accused of mistaking their bed, wall, and floor for a toilet; holding an official “Mushrooms Day“; and pressuring her to engage in a foursome with a Jefferies client and the guy’s girlfriend, would like to apologize and also go on record in an official statement as saying Sage is a top notch father. Although she doesn’t give Jefferies CEO Richard Handler and fellow senior execs an explicit shoutout, she may or may not be referring to them and the preemptive piss-in-a-cup day they felt the need to hold when she references “people at Jefferies” who were “affected” by she and her husband’s divorce proceedings. Read more »

haroldhammAll in all Harold Hamm ended up doing okay for himself. Read more »