Write-Offs: 10.20.11

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$$$ Prosecutor: Ex-UBS Trader Falsified Transactions [Bloomberg]

$$$Perry Capital Cuts Staff And Closes Hong Kong Office [Dealbook]

$$$Fortune's 40 Under 40 list of 'businesses hottest rising stars' includes Bridgewater's CEO Greg Jensen and Erin Burnett. [Fortune]

$$$ An award-winning business professor has set tongues wagging at the University of Western Ontario after he offered to give his MBA students an extra class and job recommendations in exchange for cash “tips.” [Globe and Mail]

$$$ Legendary Investor Lenny Dykstra takes plea deal on felony grand theft auto charges, former All-Star released [NYDN]

$$$ An Australian man has been hospitalized for more than a month in serious condition as a result of eating two garden slugs on a dare, according to Australian news media and ProMED , an online service that tracks disease outbreaks. [NYT]

$$$One animal remains loose in Ohio. [WSJ]

$$$ "One of the running jokes of Mr. Chandor’s Margin Call is that the higher a person’s rank, the less he is likely to understand what the firm is actually doing. This ignorance is almost a point of pride. “I don’t get any of this stuff” — this line is repeated about Peter’s discovery by Will, then Sam, then Sam’s boss, Jared Cohen (Simon Baker) and then Tuld. In a further absurdity, one person who does get it, Peter’s mentor, Eric Dale (Stanley Tucci) has just been downsized out of the company. As a security measure his cellphone has been disconnected, which means that his increasingly desperate former colleagues are unable to find him when he might be of most use." [NYT]

$$$An interview with Margin Call director JC Chandor [Reuters]

$$$ Biographer: Steve Jobs Refused Early Cancer Surgery [Reuters]

$$$Pepper Spray Cop Anthony Bologna Feels 'Tortured' by Incident [DNAI]

$$$Citibank Case Shows SEC Struggling to Punish Top Bank Officers for Crisis [Bloomberg]

$$$ Kim Kardashian On Occupy Wall Street: "That cake looks good" [WSJ]

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