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Write-Offs: 10.18.13

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$$$U.K. Scrambles to Preserve Key Libor Case [WSJ]

$$$Minority coalition calls for Herbalife probe [NYP]

$$$The former chief financial officer of Refco, the collapsed brokerage firm, offered a Florida state trooper $1,000 to let him go after being pulled over for drunken driving earlier this week, according to a police report. Robert C. Trosten, the former financial chief, told the trooper that the federal government would be angry “about his arrest because he was a big deal,” the report says. He also said that his arrest, which occurred on Tuesday night, would “make the front page of the newspaper” and the trooper would be “a big shot.” Mr. Trosten pleaded guilty to fraud in 2008 and has been cooperating with prosecutors in their cases against other former Refco executives. [Dealbook]

$$$Hedge funders couldn't be happier about Cory Booker [NetNet]

$$$Man Arrested For Throwing Parrot In Face Of Pursuing Police Officer [TSG]

$$$Prudential says will not appeal U.S. council's systemic risk tag [Reuters]

$$$JPMorgan Sells Chase Manhattan Plaza in NYC to China’s Fosun [Bloomberg]

$$$Federal air marshal arrested, accused of taking pictures up women's skirts [NBC]