Here’s What We Know Right Now About Matt Gaetz’s Indicted Tax Collector Friend Joel Greenberg
AARON KELLER, 07 April 2021
A former Florida tax collector and close associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) is facing a 45-page federal indictment alleging wire fraud, sex trafficking, and a litany of other offenses connected to the alleged abuse of his office and other crimes. That former tax collector, Joel Greenberg, is suspected of being a possible cooperating witness against Gaetz, Politico and others have recently reported, as Gaetz faces a reported inquiry into his own sexual behavior. Continue reading “Article: Here’s What We Know Right Now About Matt Gaetz’s Indicted Tax Collector Friend Joel Greenberg”
Matt Gaetz investigation: Feds examining whether congressman used cash, drugs in soliciting young women
Evan Perez, David Shortell, Paula Reid and Pamela Brown, 2 April 2021
WASHINGTON — Federal investigators looking into Rep. Matt Gaetz’s relationships with young women have examined whether any federal campaign money was involved in paying for travel and expenses for the women, a person briefed on the matter said.
Investigators are examining whether the Florida Republican engaged in a relationship with a woman that began when she was 17 years old and whether his involvement with other young women broke federal sex trafficking and prostitution laws, according to that source and another person briefed on the matter. Continue reading “Article: Matt Gaetz investigation: Feds examining whether congressman used cash, drugs in soliciting young women”
Herb Greenberg (born June 8, 1952 in Miami, Florida) is an American journalist. In November 2014 he started a new investment research firm called GVB Research, which was subsequently renamed Pacific Square Research. He had rejoined TheStreet on August 16, 2013 as a commentator and editor of Herb Greenberg’s Reality Check newsletter. He also continues as a contributor for CNBC, where Greenberg had been senior market commentator since June 2010..
Prior to joining CNBC, Greenberg left journalism to start a stock research firm with Debbie Meritz, an analyst and accountant. The firm, Greenberg Meritz Research & Analytics, was subscription-only and was targeted to institutional investors, investment banks and accounting firms. Continue reading “Journalist: Herb Greenberg”
Our Financial Oligarchy; Emperors of a Brave New World
They own the regulators; they own the brokerage houses; they own the clearing houses; they own all of your investments; and it’s even been shown that they can exert complete control over the government.
To understand how these banks exert complete control over our financial system, one must first understand the securities clearance system.
In the United States of America, there is only one central clearinghouse: The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, and for almost 50 years they have maintained a virtual monopoly over this essential service.
It is a private corporation that is owned by these mega-banks and brokers.
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PDF (470 Pages): Our Financial Oligarchy Back-Up
Morgan Stanley Challenges “ETF Collapse” Theory
ETF, 24 September 2010
Matt Tagliani, head of European and Asian ETF product at Morgan Stanley in London, has challenged the theory of an ETF collapse caused by the lending and short sale of ETFs.
The theory, promulgated by Bogan Associates, LLC in a 15 September white paper entitled “Can an ETF Collapse?” was publicised in a subsequent FT Alphaville blog and then featured as the topic of a CNBC strategy session on Wednesday this week.
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December 8, 2009 at 5:34 PM EST
Rocker Pays $5 Million to Overstock.com to Settle Lawsuit
‘A fine victory for Overstock, a triumph for the cause of cleaning up US capital markets’ says CEO Patrick Byrne.
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How Wall Street Is Using the Bailout to Stage a Revolution
Rolling Stone, 2 April 2009
It’s over – we’re officially, royally fucked. no empire can survive being rendered a permanent laughingstock, which is what happened as of a few weeks ago, when the buffoons who have been running things in this country finally went one step too far. It happened when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was forced to admit that he was once again going to have to stuff billions of taxpayer dollars into a dying insurance giant called AIG, itself a profound symbol of our national decline – a corporation that got rich insuring the concrete and steel of American industry in the country’s heyday, only to destroy itself chasing phantom fortunes at the Wall Street card tables, like a dissolute nobleman gambling away the family estate in the waning days of the British Empire.
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Naked Short Selling — Illegal but Hard to Prove
Gregg Greenberg, The Street, 16 July 2008
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox on Tuesday said the regulator planned to crack down on naked short-selling of Fannie Mae (FNM) and Freddie Mac. Cox said in a testimony to the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday that the agency will require short-sellers to borrow shares of the two government-sponsored mortgage giants and broker dealers including Lehman Brothers (LEH) , Goldman Sachs (GS) – Get Report, Merrill Lynch (MER) and Morgan Stanley (MS) – Get Report before selling them. The new restrictions are called for under a temporary emergency order that expires in 30 days.
For a refresher on why this is a big deal, here you go.
The traditional method for making money in the stock market is to “buy low and sell high.” But there is another way to profit called “shorting,” where the trick is to “sell high and buy low.” There are strict rules when it comes to shorting stocks, however. One way they are broken is via naked shorting.
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The Story of Deep Capture
By Mark Mitchell, with reporting by the Deep Capture Team
The Columbia School of Journalism is our nation’s finest. They grant the Pulitzer Prize, and their journal, The Columbia Journalism Review, is the profession’s gold standard. CJR reporters are high priests of a decaying temple, tending a flame in a land going dark. In 2006 a CJR editor (a seasoned journalist formerly with Time magazine in Asia, The Wall Street Journal Europe, and The Far Eastern Economic Review) called me to discuss suspicions he was forming about the US financial media. I gave him leads but warned, “Chasing this will take you down a rabbit hole with no bottom.” For months he pursued his story against pressure and threats he once described as, “something out of a Hollywood B movie, but unlike the movies, the evil corporations fighting the journalist are not thugs burying toxic waste, they are Wall Street and the financial media itself.” His exposé reveals a circle of corruption enclosing venerable Wall Street banks, shady offshore financiers, and suspiciously compliant reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, CNBC, and The New York Times. If you ever wonder how reporters react when a journalist investigates them (answer: like white-collar crooks they dodge interviews, lie, and hide behind lawyers), or if financial corruption interests you, then this is for you. It makes Grisham read like a book of bedtime stories, and exposes a scandal that may make Enron look like an afternoon tea.
Introduction By Patrick M. Byrne, Deep Capture Reporter
PDF (69 Pages): Deep Capture Story
Short-Sellers Are Burned by Novastar
New York Post, 16 April 2006
One Midwestern financial company, long a target of short-sellers, has deployed an infrequently used tactic to inflict pain on its naysayers: Its management has put in place a strategy that consistently makes money.
The stock of Novastar Financial, a Kansas City, Mo.-based home-equity real estate investment trust, has been a battleground between long-term holders in love with its juicy dividends and short-sellers who suspect that the company has massive default risk with those loans.
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Corporate reform dead; SEC chief should resign
Houston Chronicle, 1 March 2006
Corporate governance reform is dead. Its last gasp was stifled by the subpoenas issued last month by the Securities and Exchange Commission against several news organizations and writers.
Last week, Marketwatch .com columnist Herb Greenberg and Dow Jones Newswires columnist Carol Remond acknowledged receiving the subpoenas, which involved stories about Internet retailer Overstock .com.
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