Authorities will look into O’Quinn’s speed in fatal crash
Force uprooted tree
Investigators said it appeared the SUV veered to the left in the 1900 block of Allen Parkway, jumped a curb and careened over a grassy median, crossed the eastbound traffic lanes and hopped another curb onto a second median before smashing into the tree on the south side of the road. Tire marks across the first median show the path of the hurtling Suburban.
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Patrick Byrne, Facing Dilemma, Lashes Out at Penson Financial
gary-weiss.com, 9 October 2009
Sam Antar today describes the serious dilemma facing Patrick Byrne, the wacky CEO of Overstock.com. Thanks to an SEC investigation instigated by Sam, who has posted frequently about how Overstock has systematically inflated its financial statements, Byrne is caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place.
He has to either restate Overstock’s recent earnings–including a much-ballyhooed “profit” in the fourth quarter that was actually a loss–or wait until the SEC forces him to do so.
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SEC And Manhattan DA Investigate Southridge Capital
Nathan Vardi, 07 October 2009
Southridge Capital Management, a Ridgefield, Conn., hedge fund firm run by Stephen Hicks that primarily employs an investment strategy known as PIPEs, is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.
The SEC has opened an investigation into Southridge, according to two subpoenas the SEC sent in late July to companies that had received financing from the firm’s hedge funds.
In the five-page subpoenas, Vyta Corp. and Hyperdynamics Corp., two micro-cap companies that have been fighting Southridge for years in court, were asked by the SEC to produce documents reflecting all transfers of cash between them and the Southridge hedge funds over a four-year period. The companies were also told to provide documents relating to securities they issued to Southridge and communications between the companies and Southridge. Continue reading “Article: SEC And Manhattan DA Investigate Southridge Capital”