When former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty was campaigning to be the Republican presidential nominee, he told reporters that his “truth message to Wall Street is going to be, ‘Get your snout out of the trough.’” Which, maybe that’s still his truth message? But instead of delivering it as co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s campaign, Governor Pawlenty will be speaking it as head of the Financial Services Roundtable, a banking industry lobby.
Somewhere, an algorithm read the coverage of yesterday’s Senate Banking Committee hearing on high-frequency trading, and figured it will take years for the government to hammer out reforms to fix market structure issues.
A huge settlement of claims by Madoff trustee Irving Picard is in the works, according to The New York Times. Mr. Picard’s legal rampage has ensnared the New York Mets, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase and scores of others, and now he looks ready to add $7 billion to the Bernie Madoff Read More
As the deadline approaches for Madoff crusader Irving Picard to file lawsuits against any potential malefactor he can think of, the trustee is going for the gusto. He’s suing Austrian banker Sonja Kohn for $19.6 billion and calling her Madoff’s “criminal soul mate, whose greed and dishonest inventiveness equaled his own.” Ouch.
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Bernie Madoff Ponzi avenger Irving Picard is doing something long-suffering Queens baseball fans have often dreamed of: He’s suing the owners of the New York Mets.
Of course, Mr. Picard isn’t seeking redress for the team’s ignominious standing in major-league baseball. Instead, he’s going after Mets owner Fred Wilpon, Sterling Equities Read More
Irving Picard, the trustee in charge of securing money stolen by Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff, is accusing HSBC of continuing to deal with Madoff feeder funds despite the London bank’s significant suspicions about the fund. It is on those grounds that Mr. Picard is suing HSBC for $9 billion.
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Fresh off his $6.4 billion filing against JPMorgan Chase, Madoff Ponzi avenger Irving Picard is setting his sights on London-based bank HSBC. Picard is hitting up HSBC for $9 billion. He’s gone hyper-litigious of late, suing more than 100 people and institutions as a Dec. 11 deadline for filings to reclaim ill-gotten Read More
Irving Picard, the well-compensated trustee in charge of wresting Madoff victims’ money from Madoff beneficiaries, is suing JPMorgan Chase.
Reuters reports that Picard, who’s been rapidly expanding his efforts to claw back investor dollars, is seeking $1 billion in fees and profits, plus $5.4 billion in damages from the banking behemoth. Read More
Bernie Madoff’s victims want to get their money back faster. The New York Post reports that hundreds of Bernie Madoff’s investors are arguing in court that Irving Picard, the court-appointed bankruptcy trustee in the Madoff case, is raking in too much cash for his stewardship of the ill-gotten funds.
The bill for Picard’s Read More