Mark Mitchell



71 Stories by Mark Mitchell

Rolling Stone Reports that Naked Short Selling Killed Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers

Leave it to a music magazine to cover the biggest financial crime in history.
132 2 min read

SAC Capital Gets “Tips” from Goldman; If Only There Were a Pattern

SAC Capital's business model: cheating
41 4 min read

With Media Absent, a Senator Reports the News

Last night, CNBC’s Jim Cramer interviewed Senator Ted Kaufman about the problem of abusive short selling.
19 5 min read

A Word of Thanks to Those Who Fight Wall Street Crime

Deep Capture is not just a few journalists investigating the biggest financial scandal of our era. It is part of a much larger effort...
31 1 min read

Our Watchdogs and the Financial Scandal of the Century

Naked short selling helped crash the economy. The OIG thrashes the SEC. Other Watchdogs do nothing.
85 13 min read

What the Rest of the World Says About Naked Short Selling

Speaking at a panel discussion in Australia this week, Zarinah Anwar, the chairman of the Malaysian Securities Commission, said that Asian emerging markets had...
44 39 sec read

The Growing Gap Between Reality and the Media

The media can no longer ignore the problem of naked short selling
61 2 min read

Would CNBC Let Gasparino Say This On-Air?

Charles Gasparino, the CNBC reporter, published an op-ed in The New York Post yesterday. Here’s the interesting bit Earlier this year, high-flying hedge fund...
136 1 min read

Email Exposes Short Seller Plot to Destroy a Public Company

This is Part 3 of an ongoing series. Read Part 1 Read Part 2 A few years ago, a clique of influential journalists went...
664 9 min read

Bernard Madoff, the Mafia, and the Friends of Michael Milken

In 2005, Patrick Byrne, the CEO of and future Deep Capture investigative reporter, began a public crusade against illegal naked short selling (hedge...
28 min read

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At the time much of the content on was written, the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 was either on the verge of happening or had just occurred. In those days, emotions among this publication’s contributors were raw and, in an effort to get their warnings noticed and appropriate blame placed, occasionally hyperbolic language and shocking imagery were employed.

Were we to write these entries today, a different tone would most certainly prevail.

Yet, being a record of a pivotal time in our global economic history, we’ve decided to leave the rawness unedited, with the proviso that readers take the context of the creation of certain posts into account, and that those easily offended re-consider the decision to read them.