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We’ve all had a lot of fun with the 1MDB scandal, excluding, of course, everyone at Goldman Sachs (most especially 17 current and former executives) and Deutsche Bank (if the latter have even noticed another scandal strewn in with everything else). I mean, it gave us $13 million Vegas parties with Leonardo DiCaprio, the saga of Mr. Kimora Lee Simmons (and his part-time party planning, bigamy and horndogging), a few million dollars worth of diamonds on the person of the wife of the former prime minister of Malaysia, and a $600 million job. (It also gave us “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but nothing’s perfect.)

Given all of the above and so much more, our friends at the failing New York Times thought they’d see if there were any more goodies in the grab-bag that is the legal record of this amazing case. Unfortunately, they’ve been thwarted.

The Second Circuit issued an order Tuesday largely denying a request by the New York Times to unseal portions of the hearing transcript for a former Goldman Sachs banker’s guilty plea related to the billion-dollar 1Malaysia Development Bhd. Scandal.

Back to writing breathless stories about hand sanitizer, guys.

2nd Circ. Largely Denies NYT’s Bid To Unseal 1MDB Docs [Law360]


By Chris Potter (Flickr: 3D Judges Gavel) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Oh, Just Get To The Serial Bigamy Already

Before we get to the juicy stuff at the ex-Goldman banker 1MDB trial, we’ve got to hear about all the fraud.

Goldman Sachs Balds 2

(Taking Back) Bonus(es) Watch: Current, Former Goldman Sachs CEOs

$5.1 billion in fines demands a $174 million decrease in the comfort of millionaires.


Ex-Goldman Partner As Good At Forging Divorce Papers As He Was At Bribing Malaysian Officials

How one man was married to three women at the same time, and how it may sink the case against his old friend.

By Beyond My Ken (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Was Everyone At The SDNY Sick The Day They Taught Discovery At Law School?

There is a pattern developing, and not a good one if the Justice Department ever wants another Wall Street fraud conviction to stick.

Not a place Goldman is particularly interested in visiting. Two hundred percent. [CC BY-SA 2.5], from Wikimedia Commons

Malaysia Is Not Buying What Goldman’s Selling This Time

$6.5 billion in bond deals? Sure. This cockamamie story about how you didn’t know people were stealing almost half of it? No.

Everyone say 'insider trading' on 3! (Getty Images)

Tim Leissner Free To Pursue Party-Planning Career

Because the former Goldman Sachs scam artist is not going to be investment banking anymore.


David Solomon’s Honeymoon Comes To Abrupt End

Could this ex-partner’s guilty plea not have come, say, a month and a day ago?