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Write-Offs: 05.14.09

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$$$ Charlie Gasparino: Who's Going Down? [TDB]
$$$ A Tennis Gambler Looks For A Fix [WSJ]
$$$ Frank wants broad limits on exec. pay for all firms [The Hill]
$$$ "According to a well-received new book, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), Cohen has underwritten a number of important offerings by Christie's and probably some by Sotheby's -- the world's two leading auction houses. It's a lucrative gig for Cohen, according to the book, which reports that he charges fees as high as 10 percent of the guaranteed minimum price that an auction house puts on a collection." [Alpha]