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Fat, Idle Fingers Are The Devil's Workshop

With SAC gone mostly to cash and no idiotic traders to berate 15 hours a day, our favorite Steve has had to find other environments to dominate, other minions to tower over (around) and belittle. The Greenwich Planning and Zoning Commission might seem like a small pond for a big fish like Cohen, but a quick look at their website with the agenda for yesterday's meeting, betrays a den of Byzantine political maneuvering of the sort not seen since Elizabeth II's court was the front line of Catholic-Protestant bloodletting.
And thank god for Andrew Ross Sorkin's DealBook, which kindly provides a electronic copy of the heretical plotfinal Zoning Commission agenda.
The Big Guy's inadequately-sized house after the jump.

[Photo credit: DB]
For Stevie Cohen, 35,000 Square Feet Isn't Enough [DealBook]
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Steve Cohen Gives 215 Million (And Counting) Fingers To The Universe

In the news this week you will find two stories of men soothing what ails them through retail therapy: that of Friday Night Lights writer Buzz Bissinger, who confessed in the pages of GQ to spending over $600,000 at the House of Gucci in a leather fetish/bondage binge that resulted in him coming to own 'eighty-one leather jackets, seventy-five pairs of boots, forty-one pairs of leather pants, thirty-two pairs of haute couture jeans, ten evening jackets, and 115 pairs of leather gloves' and Steve Cohen, who will not be held down by SEC settlements topping half a billion dollars or bulls-eyes on his back. Earlier this week it was reported that the SAC Capital founder had picked up Picasso's Le Rêve for $155 million as "a gift to himself" and now he's got a place to put it:

The Feds Are Struggling To Understand Why Mathew Martoma Won't Just Turn On Steve Cohen Already, God Damn It

"We have been remarkably successful in convincing persons to cooperate with the government, and provide evidence to us, and in court of law," SEC director of enforcement Robert Khuzami said during a press conference the day the government went public with its charges of insider trading against former SAC Capital employee Mathew Martoma. To the untrained ear, Khuzami probably appeared to be speaking to no one in particular, just sending a general message to any would-be criminals out there that once the government got to their co-conspirators, it'd be all over. No one wants to do time, and everybody flips. To those who've been following Operations Perfect Hedge, though, and have watched the Feds' relentless pursuit of Steven A. Cohen,  it was obvious they were sending a clear message to the Big Guy: "We got ya boy, and ya goin' down." And since its track record of getting people to turn on their colleagues and in some cases, their best friends (see: Noah Freeman/Donald Longueuil, and these guys, and these guys, and this guy) really has been "remarkably successful," and since Martoma has a wife and two young kids and his whole life ahead of him, Khuzami and Co. probably assumed they had this one in the bag. But not so.