Rabbi Who Attempted To Shake Down Steve Cohen For $4 Million Found Guilty Of Wire Fraud, Extortion And Blackmail

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"We are disappointed with the verdict," said Benjamin Brafman, Rabbi Milton Balkany's lawyer. "I am pleased to be leaving the building with my client. We will continue to litigate the important issues."

Brooklyn Rabbi Guilty In Extortion Attempt Of SAC Capital [WSJ, not online]

Related: SAC Capital Lawyer Forced To School Hapless Rabbi In Ways Of The World


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 RĂªve for $155 million as "a gift to himself" and now he's got a place to put it: