Dennis T. Palmeri was a former top Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc. executive, who plead guilty to criminal charges in a broad government investigation of the stock-loan industry that also involves other brokerages. Palmeri was in charge of stock loans. The case was said to be derived from information from jailed speculator Ivan F. Boesky, a major source of evidence for Wall Street securities investigations since he was ensnared in an insider trading probe in 1986. Palmeri received illegal kickbacks while head of the stock-loan operation. Palmeri began working at Shearson in 1979. He resigned June 28, 1989. He had supervised a department that specializes in lending blocks of stock mostly to large institutional investors and speculators.
Associated Press, 7 September 1989
The expected guilty plea by Dennis T. Palmeri, Shearson’s former executive vice president in charge of stock loans, would be the first action following more than a year of examination by federal prosecutors.
The case also is said to be derived from information from jailed speculator Ivan F. Boesky, a major source of evidence for Wall Street securities investigations since he was ensnared in an insider trading probe in 1986.
Steve Coll and David Vise
Washington Post, 21 July 1989
NEW YORK, JULY 20 — The Manhattan U.S. attorney is conducting a criminal investigation of Wall Street’s lucrative securities lending business, focusing on an official of Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc., according to documents and sources familiar with the case.
Subpoenas issued as part of the grand jury investigation, while not stating the precise target of the probe, have requested witnesses to provide records about investments, transactions and accounts involving Dennis Palmeri, who supervises all of Shearson’s stock loan operations.