The Mitchell Report

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 to extraordinary lengths to cover up the problem of illegal...
Mark Mitchell
9 min read

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

In 2005, Patrick Byrne, the CEO of Overstock.com and future Deep Capture investigative reporter, began a public crusade against illegal naked short selling (hedge funds and brokers creating phantom stock to manipulate stock prices...
Mark Mitchell
28 min read

Strange Occurrences, and a Story about Naked Short Selling

An investigation into naked short selling and Wall Street leads to death threats
Mark Mitchell
14 min read

Bernard Madoff, the Mafia, and Naked Short Selling

Bernard L. Madoff was once the chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange. He was one of the most important market makers on Wall Street. And he managed what was, by some estimates, the largest...
Mark Mitchell
2 min read

A Ponzi Scheme that is Bigger than Bernard Madoff's

Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud is “stunning,” says the SEC. It is a crime of “epic proportions.” But, says the SEC, we have nothing to worry about. The SEC caught the bad guy. It “moved...
Patrick Byrne
3 min read

A Ponzi Scheme that is Bigger than Bernard Madoff’s

Bernard L. Madoff’s fraud is “stunning,” says the SEC. It is a crime of “epic proportions.” But, says the SEC, we have nothing to worry about. The SEC caught the bad guy. It “moved...
Mark Mitchell
3 min read

Mr. President, Settle the Trades

The new president must ensure that Wall Street delivers what it sells
Mark Mitchell
3 min read

Wall Street Journal Reports that Short Selling Fueled Panic

A Wall Street Journal shows that short selling fueled financial panic. But the story is much bigger than that.
Mark Mitchell
6 min read

Live On CNBC: Naked Shorts “Causing” Market Mayhem

History was made last night. At 9:30 pm, CNBC broadcasted these words: “naked short selling is what’s causing a lot of the problems in the market.” The words came from former SEC Chairman Harvey...
Mark Mitchell
1 min read

Live On CNBC: Naked Shorts "Causing" Market Mayhem

History was made last night. At 9:30 pm, CNBC broadcasted these words: “naked short selling is what’s causing a lot of the problems in the market.” The words came from former SEC Chairman Harvey...
Patrick Byrne
1 min read