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  • 28 Mar 2014 at 12:42 PM

SAC Capital Throws Itself Upon The Mercy Of The Court

They’ve changed their name. They’ve given back the money. They’ve cried it out atop the fleeces. What other lessons could possibly be learned? Don’t make Steve Cohen walk up and down Park Avenue wearing a sandwich board that reads “I employ insider traders” on the front and “LOTS of ‘em” on the back.1 Read more »

  • 16 Dec 2011 at 12:17 PM

Did Occupy Wall Street Mess With The Wrong Writers?

As fans of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit know, many episodes of the drama are often loosely based on crimes that have been “ripped from the headlines.” Over the summer, SVU shot its Dominique Strauss-Kahn show and last Friday, it attempted to roll the tape on an Occupy Wall Street ep. Unfortunately, a crucial scene that was to take place in Zuccotti Park, OWS’s old stomping grounds, was interrupted by real protestors, angry at being made into a storyline (which, according to the writers, was going to “portray OWS in a sympathetic light”). The show’s filming permit was revoked and the shoot was scrapped. Yesterday, the Writers Guild of America, East issued an open letter expressing its disappointment at the turn of events, especially given WGAE and the SVU team’s public support of OWS. Read more »

Hoping to receive $10 worth of cocaine in exchange for Olive Garden salad in a to-go box, a Salt Lake City woman instead was charged with a third degree felony by an undercover police officer. In addition to the salad, the woman also offered the officer $2, and vowed to return later with more money or Olive Garden gift cards. The officer was not persuaded and in addition to the felony, the woman was also charged with one count of attempted possession or use of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia (she had a glass pipe in her pocket), a class A misdemeanor. [HP via Heidi Moore]