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Connecting the Dots: The US Attorney, the SEC, Art Samberg, Pequot Capital, Hush Money, Lying, and More

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 27th, 2010 12:22 PM |

This commentary and attached story are a little lengthy but very important. I hope you will take the time to read, review, and share. LD

Is it possible that our nation can experience a historic demise in our economy and markets with little if any criminal activity involved in that process? Was our economic and market meltdown largely ‘a perfect storm’?

I do not buy those who would put forth that line of reasoning. Nor do I think should you.

Does it defy logic to think that our nation has been hit with trillions of dollars in losses and untold economic pain but only a relative handful of individuals were involved in criminal behaviors connected to this turmoil? Yes, that does defy logic.

Where are the criminal prosecutions? (more…)

SEC Settles with Great American Gary Aguirre, or Wall Street-Washington Incest Personified RECOMMENDED

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 29th, 2010 1:15 PM |

Thanks very much to a regular reader of Sense on Cents for sharing a fascinating story. The Government Accountability Project just released the following story regarding a significant settlement paid by the SEC to a former SEC attorney Gary Aguirre. This story highlights the Wall Street-Washington incest to the ‘nth’ degree. Will the media pick this story up and highlight it? They should.

With the details provided in this story, Gary Aguirre clearly shows himself to be a great American and as such earns immediate induction into the Sense on Cents Hall of Fame. The General Accountability Project reports SEC Settles with Aguirre:

In what may be the largest settlement of its kind, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed to pay $755,000 to settle the wrongful termination claim of Gary J. Aguirre, the attorney who headed the SEC’s insider trading investigation of Pequot Capital Management until his firing in September 2005. (more…)

Pequot’s Samberg Deserves Hard Time in the Sin Bin for Insider Trading

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 27th, 2010 12:48 PM |

Justice not properly dispensed is ultimately justice denied. Regrettably this reality happens all too often in our country. For whatever reason, white collar crime in general and financial crimes specifically are all too often adjudicated by the imposition of fines. I think this is wrong.

I see this reality playing out yet again in a story just released by Bloomberg, Pequot, Samberg Pay $28 Million to End Insider-Trading Probe,

Pequot Capital Management Inc. and the hedge-fund firm’s founder, Arthur Samberg, will pay almost $28 million to settle regulatory claims they illegally tapped information from a Microsoft Corp. employee to bet on the software maker’s stock. (more…)






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