Write-Offs: 03.26.12

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$$$MF Global C.F.O. Says He Was ‘Not Involved’ In Customer Money [DealBook]

$$$AIG’s Benmosche Expects Up to $10B Profit for Taxpayers [CNBC]

$$$ Fannie and Freddie should force banks to write down second-liens by refusing to buy mortgages from them if they don't [Credit Slips]

$$$Bank Regulators Scrutinize Leveraged-Finance Loans [Deal Journal]

$$$Passport Capital Falls Short [AR]

$$$Fake Kazakh Anthem from "Borat" Accidentally Played at Sports Ceremony [NBC]

$$$Don't forget to send us your questions for “What Do You Think, Dealbreaker?”

$$$Green Mountain Founder Sold Stock Before Starbucks K-Cup Threat [Bloomberg]

$$$Deutsche Bank to settle MBS suit for $32.5 mln [Reuters]

$$$ Sandler O'Neill senior managing principal Jimmy Dunne left a briefcase containing $5,000 in cash, personal checks and private papers in a cab, and got it back via GPS or something [NYP]

$$$Michael Kors’ To Make Billions Thanks to IPO; Will Other Designers Follow Suit? [Fashionista]

$$$ A grandmother walked into the glass door of a Long Island Apple Store, broke her nose, and sued for $1mm claiming that Apple was negligent "in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning." [BetaBeat]

$$$ How would you like to be a structuring and collateral associate for Deutsche Bank's Structured Credit Products Financial Engineering Group? [DBCC]

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