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All Publicity is Good Publicity if You’re Bill Ackman

John Hempton at Bronte Capital (see his blogs here) is going to some lengths to stir up a scandal concerning letters that were authored (or not authored, as it were) by U.S. Senator Edward...
Mark Mitchell
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Stevie Cohen, When PBS is Devoting Frontline Shows to Your Perfidy (“To Catch a Traitor”), Is That Bad? (SAC)

  And yes, I know that PBS used “trader,” not “traitor.” De gustibus non est disputandum.  
Patrick Byrne
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Steven A. Cohen: “That’s guilty! Guilty, guilty, guilty!!”

  NBC: Billionaire Steven Cohen’s hedge fund could pay $1B fine in fraud case: sources      
Patrick Byrne
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The Global Bust-Out Series (Chapter 8): Boris Berezovsky and the “Nexus” Between Organized Crime, Terrorism, and the Global Oligarchy

Berezovsky, a surprisingly typical oligarch, had ties to terrorists, organized crime, Wall Street and Washington
Mark Mitchell
36 min read

“The Global Bust-Out Series (Chapter 7): Michael Milken and the “Insider Trading” Network (as of 2013)

The "insider trading network" that the FBI is currently investigating is similar to an "insider trading" network that the FBI investigated in the 1980s--and the network is involved in much more than just "insider...
Mark Mitchell
40 min read

Jim Cramer’s TheStreet.com Upgrades OSTK to Buy: ‘The Hun is always either at your throat or at your feet’ – Winston Churchill

On May 31 TheStreet.com (which at one point had notorious Wall Street villains Jim Cramer and David Rocker as shareholders #1 and #2, and has repeatedly been used by Jim Cramer in the pursuit...
Patrick Byrne
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The Global Bust-Out Series (Chapter 5): Monzer al-Kassar, Model Citizen

Meet Monzer al-Kassar: global terrorist, narcotics kingpin, mobster, killer, mercenary, financial criminal, intelligence agent, and prominent oligarch known as "The Prince of Marbella" (his Marbella mansion pictured above).
Mark Mitchell
42 min read

There is More to the SAC Capital Story

Steve Cohen has received a subpoena as part of the FBI's big insider trading probe, but insider trading is the least of SAC Capital's misdeeds.
Mark Mitchell
3 min read

Will the SEC Investigate What Matters About Milken?

The SEC has launched an investigation into Michael Milken, but there is much about Milken that the SEC seems not to be investigating.
Mark Mitchell
1 min read