NFA

Earlier this week, the NFA met to discuss the possibility of a lifetime ban of Jon Corzine from the futures industry. Two directors in particular– John Roe and James Koutoulas– wanted him out and wanted him out bad. Guy thought he could take down a once proud brokerage firm for yuks and then get off scot free? He had another thing coming, Roe and Koutoulas probably said to each other while putting the finishing touches on a press release they planned to send out announcing the news, in addition to skywriting plane they put a deposit on to spell out “Hit the bricks, pal,” over Corzine’s house. Unfortunately, the duo will most likely lose their $150 and most definitely have to save the party hats they sent others to pick up for another time. It seems in their excitement to tell JSC that he was “finished here,” Roe and Koutalas failed to make sure he was actually a member of their organization. Read more »

According to the complaint, McCrudden noted on his website, which has since been scrubbed, “There are no good ways to execute this plan. These people have got to go! And I need your help, there are just too many for me alone [.]” (He also provided a list of the people he intended to cross off, including Mary Schapiro, Richard Ketchum and Gary Gensler, among many others.