In February of this year, Abbi Jacobson, an aspiring actor, writer and artist living in the West Village, received a 70 year-old love letter originally from a military training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She made a website, a YouTube video, a Facebook group and Twitter hashtag, aimed at using crowdsourcing Read More
Lost and found
Nothing surprises any more when it comes to Peregrine Financial Group, the Iowa-based futures broker that filed for bankruptcy amid charges that founder Russell Wassendorf Sr. stole client funds.
There was Mr. Wassendorf’s claim—made in a note left before his attempted suicide—that he’d used a scanner, Photoshop and a fake P.O. Box to keep regulators from learning that the firm was missing more than $200 million in client funds. And reports that the Peregrine founder had squandered tens of millions of dollars in Romanian real estate. And there was the matter of the commemorative silver coins, stamped with characters from SpongeBob Squarepants, that the firm’s bankruptcy trustee listed among the firm’s remaining assets.