Jon Corzine Haunts Hamptons, Whether Hamptons Like it or Not

Jon Corzine: former chief executive officer at Goldman Sachs and MF Global, former New Jersey governor and senator, former fixture on the Hamptons party circuit.

So says the New York Post, which notes that Mr. Corzine has become something of a pariah since the spectacular collapse of MF Global, the commodities broker that collapsed last year under the weight of large proprietary bets on European sovereign debt:

It seems like only yesterday that Jon Corzine was the life of the party, holding court on the Hamptons political circuit, raising money for Barack Obama.

Now, Corzine—just months removed from a humiliating financial scandal—is persona non grata in the tony playground of the rich, and it’s clearly taking its toll, insiders said.

“He’s certainly not getting the invitations that he would have gotten before,” a friend of his told The Post.

The supposedly lighter load of envelopes in Mr. Corzine’s daily mail wouldn’t mark the first indignity that Mr. Corzine has suffered out east. It was only in 2010 that the fallen financier’s ex-wife Joanne sold the couple’s Sagaponack manse to Appaloosa Management’s David Tepper—whose close relationship with Joanne. Corzine was said to have irked the former Goldman boss—only to watch Mr. Tepper tear down the abode to build a bigger house in its place.

Anyway, the Post reports that Mr. Corzine isn’t necessarily catching the hint, and continues to carry the storm clouds hovering over him to favorite hangouts such as Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton and the American Hotel restaurant in Sag Harbor.

Which is maybe what you’d expect from an executive whose biggest flaw was said to be that he didn’t listen, and besides, better to be down-and-out in the Hamptons than than caught dead in Jersey.

Jon Corzine Haunts Hamptons, Whether Hamptons Like it or Not