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Jon Corzine: “What Balls”

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 24th, 2013 9:39 AM |

Better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt.

When you are in a hole, stop digging. 

I am not sure which of the above quotes might be more applicable to one of Wall Street’s greatest pariahs but this individual may want to look for better counsel.

To whom do I refer? None other than former master of the universe Jon Corzine, now more widely acclaimed for destroying a firm in one fell swoop than any of his prior exploits at Goldman Sachs, Capitol Hill, or the New Jersey statehouse.

I could only shake my head in utter disgust this morning upon reading the following(more…)

MF Global: Spreading the Blame Around

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 4th, 2012 9:46 AM |

I have tarred and feathered Jon Corzine sufficiently over the course of the last year for the debacle that unfolded on his watch at MF Global.

On that note, I welcome reading this morning that some tar and feathers are being applied to others who should have been in a position to stop the excessive leverage which brought down the MF Global house.

Who were these other individuals and entities? Let’s navigate as The Hill addresses a topic which many in Washington and on Wall Street would like to keep conveniently under the rug. (more…)

Sense on Cents Poll: Is Jon Corzine Guilty?

Posted by Larry Doyle on November 15th, 2012 8:11 AM |

I have received endless requests from readers to continue to address the debacle that is MF Global and Jon Corzine. I have also received inquiries from friends and former colleagues on the street wondering why I persist in drilling Mr. Corzine whom they indicate is actually a pretty good guy.

To those in both camps, please allow me to state that the demise of MF Global reaches far beyond one man. I think of the countless numbers of farmers who at this very minute continue to suffer from the consequences of the actions that played out at MF Global. Beyond those individuals, I think about the truth, that prized virtue which remains under attack each and everyday in our once great nation. (more…)

Jon Corzine: Ego Only Outweighed by Stupidity?

Posted by Larry Doyle on October 24th, 2012 9:28 AM |

“Jon Corzine is the smartest guy that I know. . . “ VP-elect Joe Biden

Jon Corzine’s lawyer yesterday made the case that his once high-flying financial and political heavyweight client could not have participated in a fraud at MF Global because as reported by The Wall Street Journal,

“. . . just two months before the company collapsed, he bought over 50,000 shares of MF Global stock on the open market.”

Need we remind Mr. Corzine’s attorneys that just because an individual might be stupid and not fully understand the operational risks within a firm and the liquidity risks within a marketplace DOES NOT preclude said individual of engaging in fraudulent and criminal activity.  (more…)

Sense on Cents Poll re: Jon Corzine and MF Global

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 17th, 2011 12:41 PM |

I have no doubt that those within the senior executive suites on Wall Street along with their ‘incestuous’ colleagues in Washington and their financial regulatory ‘cousins’ would hope that the MF Global and Jon Corzine affair would fade into the sunset.

Well, those in our country who care about the virtues of truth, transparency, and integrity—along with the MF Global customers—have little interest in seeing this story go away, just like the cool $1.2 BILLION of supposedly segregated customer funds went away.

The stench of the demise of MF Global is so overpowering, but the need to determine what really happened to those customer funds is so great.

At the suggestion of a regular reader of Sense on Cents, I am compelled to launch a poll and take your pulse as to what you would like to see happen with Corzine and MF Global.  (more…)

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