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Morgenson:Corralling Mobsters, if Not Many Big Banks

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 10th, 2013 9:12 AM |

Mary Jo White’s confirmation hearing to be the next head of the Securities and Exchange Commission is scheduled for this coming Tuesday.

Will any of our officials supposedly representing the public interest have the courage and character to question Ms. White about the skeleton in her closet, that being her intervention on behalf of Morgan Stanley, that derailed an insider trading case then being pursued by SEC lawyer Gary Aguirre?

Or might that be too much to ask and too upsetting to the cronyism disguised as public service these days?  (more…)

Mary Jo White: Next SEC Chief’s ‘Skeleton in Closet’

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 24th, 2013 11:09 AM |

News breaks this morning that President Obama will nominate Mary Jo White to be the next head of the SEC.

Who is Ms. White? A highly decorated attorney at the prestigious law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton. I would expect she might win a very easy approval to be our nation’s next top financial cop. Why so?

The spin on the nomination is that she is a former prosecutor and US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and will hold Wall Street accountable. Is that right?

Before we coronate her, I think we may want her to address what I would deem to be a ‘skeleton in her closet.’ Really? Oh yeah!

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