Vincent McCrudden

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    Not Everyone Convinced Former Trader Meant “It Wasn’t A Question Of If I Was Going To Kill You, Just Of When” In A Figurative Sense

    A year or so a go, commodities trader Vincent McCrudden was arrested for some things he put on a company website and some emails he sent out. The former involved an “execution” list containing the names of a handful of financial regulators, which he asked readers to aid him in crossing off (“I need your help,” he wrote. “There are just too many for me alone”). The latter included an email to a CFTC staffer that noted: “You fucking corrupt piece of shit! I have let so many of you fucking corrupt mother fuckers off the hook for doing this to my life. You my friend are not getting away with this. I am going to do this my way now and you, you corrupt mother fucking piece of shit are the first on my list! laugh mother fucker…I am going to make you a test case!” To that end, the chief operating officer of the NFA was told, “It wasn’t ever a question of ‘if’ I was going to kill you, it was just of when.” Were these emails particularly colorful? Yes. Should anyone who received them (or had their name placed on The List) been actually worried about losing his/her life? McCrudden could see how maybe things might have been interpretted that way, but no. As he told a judge, “I wrote provocative language on my website that could have been perceived as threatening. I would never intentionally hurt or cause bodily harm to another human being.” And yet, this is still happening:

    Vincent P. McCrudden, a former New York commodities trader, was sentenced to two years and four months in prison for threatening to kill federal financial regulators. McCrudden, 51, who pleaded guilty last year, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Denis R. Hurley in federal court in Central Islip, New York…McCrudden said he was being persecuted for fighting back against unfair regulatory actions that destroyed his career. In addition to trading commodities, he ran his own hedge funds…McCrudden’s legal and regulatory entanglements began in 2000, when he was criminally charged with masking shortfalls in statements to his hedge-fund investors. The government said he included in his results money he expected to get from a lawsuit after Sumitomo Corp. (8053) was accused of manipulating the copper market.

    Ex-Trader McCrudden Gets 28 Months in Prison for Threats [Bloomberg]

    / Apr 9, 2012 at 1:28 PM
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    Vincent McCrudden Is Sorry For Threatening To Kill 47 US Regulators

    “I had no intent to injury or bodily harm anybody,” Vincent McCrudden told a judge today after pleading guilty to emailing a bunch of regulators describing them as “fucking corrupt piece[s] of shit!” letting them know that they were “not getting away with this,” encouraging them to “laugh mother fucker laugh,” and making it clear […]

    / Jul 18, 2011 at 5:19 PM
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    Vincent McCrudden Wasn’t Being Literal When He Put 47 US Regulators On His ‘To Kill’ List (Even Though He’s Not The Only One Who Wants Them Dead)

    Remember Vincent McCrudden? He’s the guy who arrested in January after years spent threatening to murder, among others, Mary Schapiro, Richard Ketchum, Gary Gensler and various other SEC and CFTC officials. In one email to a CFTC staffer he wrote, “You fucking corrupt piece of shit! I have let so many of you fucking corrupt […]

    / Jul 15, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    Attorney Defending Vincent McCrudden Offers Interesting Explanation For His Client’s Alleged Threats To Kill 47 US Regulators

    Remember Vincent McCrudden? He’s the guy who arrested in January after years spent threatening to murder, among others, Mary Schapiro, Richard Ketchum, Gary Gensler and various other SEC and CFTC officials (and previously had a section of his website asking people to help him “execute” the plan). In one email to a CFTC staffer he […]

    / Mar 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    Guy Who Threatened To Kill 47 US Regulators Would Like To Borrow Some Money

    First off, let it be made clear that this statement should it no way be taken as an advocating of violence or making light of mental illness but: can we just give it up for the absolutely bat shit fucking crazy Vincent McCrudden?

    / Feb 10, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    Guy Who Threatened To Kill 47 US Regulators Would Like To Be Released On Bail

    Remember Vincent McCrudden? He’s the guy who arrested last month after years spent threatening to murder, among others, Mary Schapiro, Richard Ketchum, Gary Gensler and various other SEC and CFTC officials (and previously had a section of his website asking people to help him “execute” the plan). In one email to a CFTC staffer he […]

    / Feb 3, 2011 at 11:07 AM
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    Vincent McCrudden’s Unique Way Of Interacting With People Not Just Reserved For Mary Schapiro, Other Regulators

    According to McCrudden’s broker registration form, the guy who would go on to accuse CFTC officials of being “corrupt midget mother fuckers” and threaten to murder them also had some issues with colleagues prior to starting his own firm.

    / Jan 14, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    Vincent McCrudden Worried About The Logistics Of Killing 47 US Regulators

    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 […]

    / Jan 14, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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    Here’s An Example Of An Email The Money Manager Arrested For Threatening To Kill 47 Regulatory Officials Sent

    Per the complaint, this note, which went to a CFTC staffer, was accompanied by the subject line “You’re not getting away with this…Merry Christmas!” Here’s another sent 16 hours later to the chairman of the CFTC one involving midgets.

    / Jan 14, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    Are You Not Supposed Threaten To Kill Regulatory Officials?

    If so, someone didn’t tell money manager Vincent McCrudden, who, according to CNBC, was arrested today by the FBI for things of that nature (he allegedly made told a total of 47 “US financial regulatory officials” that he might kill them).

    / Jan 14, 2011 at 11:35 AM

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