Bernard Madoff, criminal financier, 1938-2021
Brooke Masters , 16 April 2021
When Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme collapsed in December 2008, $65bn vanished overnight, devastating tens of thousands of small investors, charities and religious groups who continue to struggle to this day.
The former chair of the Nasdaq stock market’s confession that his fabled investment company was “one big lie” came at the depths of the financial crisis and riveted global attention. Amid an alphabet soup of opaque financial products that had crashed the world economy, people could understand this crime.
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Wall Street Is Donating to This D.A. Candidate. Is That a Problem?
Jonah E. Bromwich, 13 April 2021
Even had she not raised more money than her rivals, Tali Farhadian Weinstein would be a formidable candidate in the nine-way race to become the Manhattan district attorney, perhaps the most high-profile local prosecutor’s office in the country.
She was a Rhodes scholar, has an elite legal résumé and is the only candidate who has worked for both the Justice Department and a city prosecutor’s office. And while most of the candidates are campaigning as reformers intent on reducing incarceration, Ms. Farhadian Weinstein, 45, has staked out a slightly more conservative position, expressing concerns about guns and gangs. Continue reading “Article: Wall Street Is Donating to This D.A. Candidate. Is That a Problem?”
Israeli Intelligence Firm Used By Harvey Weinstein Resurfaces In Toronto Suit
Jacquie McNish, Rob Copeland
Wall Street Journal, 15 November 2017
West Face Capital Inc. filed a motion with an Ontario court Wednesday seeking an order to stop Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube from continuing alleged attempts to covertly obtain confidential information from the Toronto firm’s former and current employees.
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