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Sense on Cents 2009 Halls of Fame and Shame

Posted by Larry Doyle on January 4th, 2010 9:47 AM |

For those who missed last evening’s No Quarter Radio’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle Hall of Fame and Shame Induction, I am compelled to provide a recap and listing of all those honored or dishonored — depending on one’s perspective. What was the measuring stick to make these assessments? Very simply, the pursuit and promotion of truth, transparency and integrity as we navigate the economic landscape.

Some names you will immediately recognize, others you may not. Additional information about these individuals can be found via the search window (located above the right sidebar) at Sense on Cents. The names appear in no specific order of priority or importance. With no further adieu . . .

Sense on Cents 2009 Hall of Shame Inductees

1. Bernie Madoff
2. Nicholas Cosmo: ran financial scam at Agape World
3. Tim Geithner: tax cheat amongst other things
4. Larry Summers: arrogant, condescending, and sleep deprived
5. Auction-Rate Securities dealers and managers, especially Oppenheimer Holdings, E-Trade, Schwab, Pimco, Van-Kampen, Blackrock
6. The Wall Street Journal
7. George Soros
8. Chris Dodd (D-CT): reasons too numerous to mention
9. The Board of FINRA
10. Franklin Raines and Leland Brendsel: former CEOs of Fannie and Freddie
11. Wall Street management, especially Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs
12. Frank Dipascali: a special place in hell for Madoff’s CFO
13. Rahm Emanuel
14. Jimmy Cayne: CEO of Bear Stearns
15. Dick Fuld: CEO of Lehman Bros.
16. Congress collectively
17. Barney Frank (D-MA): reasons too numerous to mention, but start with “I want to roll the dice…”
18. Bank Stress Tests: a total sham
19. Allen Stanford
20. Steven Rattner: car czar
21. Bruce Malkenhorst: receiving a 500k pension from Vernon, CA
22. Barack Obama: just another politician (more…)

Bernie Madoff, May You Burn, Baby, Burn

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 11th, 2009 1:00 PM |

With everything else going on in the world of global finance these days, I have been remiss in not commenting on Bernie Madoff. I saw a clip a week or so ago showing the “hellhole” in which he currently exists in Lower Manhattan. Even for a hellhole, he deserves worse.

Aside from that, I have heard speculation from a variety of sources that his wife Ruth was very deeply involved in the masterminding and execution of the scam. In addition, there have been clips – although not widely broadcasted – openly speculating that Bernie was closely connected to organized crime.

This story certainly goes beyond Bernie Madoff, and I can only hope that our authorities get to the bottom of it. The authorities would do well to engage Harry Markopolos in the process.

The FT provides a fabulous overview of the Madoff list of victims: Where Is Madoff’s $50 Bln Loss?

For my newer readers, you may be interested in reviewing my piece when the Madoff story broke: How Bernie “Madoff” With $50 Billion.


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