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Write-Offs: 02.07.12

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$$$Greece misses bail-out deadline [FT]

$$$Europe Bank Eases Way to Greek Deal [WSJ]

$$$ Yahoo chairman Roy Bostock, and three other board members, resigned [AllThingsD]

$$$Glencore and Xstrata face blocking threat [FT]

$$$Morgan Stanley,Goldman Clarify Clawback Policies [WSJ]

$$$Prosecutors Broaden Charges in Insider Case [WSJ]

$$$ "A New York man who was chased away by a naked resident from the Greenwich home he burglarized was sentenced Monday in state Superior Court." [Greenwich Time]

$$$ If your firm reads your emails and frowns upon swear words may we suggest "snozzcumber"? [Lists of Note]

$$$Gupta Faces More Tipping Allegations as Trial Is Delayed [WSJ]

$$$Prosecutor in Insider Crackdown Is Leaving U.S. Attorney’s Office [DealBook]

$$$Rajaratnam Judge Announces Departure From Bench in Press Release [Bloomberg]

$$$ Greg Lippman's LibreMax Capital has raised nearly $1.1bn [AR]

$$$Prosecutors are asking for the maximum sentence -- a year in jail -- for the one-legged Manhattan millionaire convicted of pummeling a beautiful "naked masseuse" in an oddball misdemeanor assault-by-Rolex case. Thomas Hartmann was supposed to be sentenced today on last month's jury conviction for striking Russian-born stripper Sophia Kandelaki with his gold-Rolex-clad wrist during a fight outside an Upper East Side restaurant in April. [NYP]

$$$This is a thing that happened [@grandparentscom]


Write-Offs: 4.28.15

Twitter earnings; Greece, Standard Chartered seen better days; Convicted insider trader sentenced to jail sentenced to more jail; "Naked Idiot On The Field Absolutely Flattened By Rugby Player"; and more.

Write-Offs: 03.01.12

$$$ Eurozone delays Athens rescue funds [FT] $$$ Loans to Banks Cool Debt Crisis [WSJ] $$$ European Leaders Challenged by Rise in Joblessness [NYT] $$$ An explanation of that Barclays tax trade, with cartoons [FTAV] $$$ Sofa King can no longer advertise prices that are "Sofa King low" in the UK [Language Log] $$$ Mitt Romney has worn a garbage bag for rain gear $$$ Fed's Dilemma: Markets Want Both Growth—And Stimulus [CNBC] $$$ Facebook seeking bigger credit line [Reuters] $$$ Unlike other types of complex financial transactions, insider trading prosecutions usually do not require jurors to develop sophisticated knowledge of the financial markets or securities valuation. There is not a statutory definition establishing its parameters, so it can be applied to a wide variety of transactions, and the crime does not have complicated requirements for proving a violation. Prosecutors are cracking down on insider trading because there's no law telling people what's illegal and unsophisticated jurors will convict [DealBook] $$$ Oprah's Book Club makes people read less [MR] $$$ The personal assistant of Paris Hilton's sister's hedge funder ex-husband Todd Meister was maybe dating him while she was stealing $1mm from him, or something like that [NYP]

Write-Offs: 7.28.15

Merrill broker banned; Twitter earnings; Clinton on Wall Street; "Barbecue Smoke Sparks Feud Between Florida Neighbors"; and more.

Write-Offs: 03.06.12

$$$ Participation in Greek Bond Swap Seen Falling Short [WSJ] $$$ Brazil becomes sixth biggest economy. Parabéns! [FT] $$$ The Lone Tweeter of Deutsche Bank [BW] $$$ Market Correction 'No Big Thing': Ken Langone [CNBC] $$$ Watson follows the well-worn path from endearing computer geek to fratty banking analyst [DI] $$$ A global investment bank is looking for mid level experienced equity derivatives marketers - apply before Matt does! [DBCC] $$$ Goldman Sachs: Social Security and Medicare Are 'Weaker' Promises Than Debt [Bloomberg] $$$ Former Porsche CFO charged with fraud [FT] $$$ Russian millionaire seeks mansion approval [Greenwich Time] $$$ Centerbridge Bridge Boss Jeff Aronson Buys Stress-Free Central Park West Roost [NYO] $$$ Consider the numéraire. Or don't, gah. [CNBC] $$$ Apparently "Wall Street's favorite lunch spot" is on 29th Street [BI]