In the last seven days, the deluge of new Wall Street scandals has been constant, fascinating and incredibly confusing. Helpfully, one tie that binds is that nearly every major accusation has been accompanied by denials from the accused, but beyond that things Read More
Steven Rattner is in trouble. His old firm, Quadrangle, is paying $7 million to the New York Attorney General’s office and another $5 million to the S.E.C. to settle pay-to-play charges, but the settlements explicitly leave Mr. Rattner out.
One year ago Mr. Rattner gloriously left Wall Street, where he was a god of private Read More
Old media overtook the Four Seasons restaurant on Wednesday, April 6, celebrating the release of Vanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward’s book The Devil’s Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers, wherein the Cambridge-bred beauty, who recently split from her husband, Matthew Doull, chronicles the demise of the ill-fated investment Read More
On a conference call this afternoon, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo dispelled the notion that he’s closed the investigation into Steve Rattner and the alleged kickbacks paid by his former firm, the Quadrangle Group.
“Those were false reports. That’s an ongoing matter — we have no updates at this time,” Mr. Cuomo said, according Read More
Last Friday, while Manhattan suffered through another desperately slushy storm, the 57-year-old financier Steven Rattner was holed up inside his family’s Westchester horse farm. There were no taxis to splash through icy curbside puddles. The snow fell from the pretty white sky.
It was bad. There are only two things that can happen after a Read More
For most of the country, news of the involvement of Barack Obama's recently named car czar in an alleged pay-to-play scandal has merely been surprising.
For New York's Democratic fund-raisers and bundlers, it was the day their rarified world fell off its axis.
"We are stunned," Read More
Back in October, The New York Daily News printed a story about media investor Steve Rattner’s wife and her problem with booze and driving a car one night on the Throggs Neck Bridge. As Michael Wolff pointed out on Newser, the story mysteriously vanished from the News‘ Web site.
Well, it’s happened again, Read More
Today on Newser, Michael Wolff writes about a New York Daily News story that appeared back in October, but then—whooosh!—disappeared from the News‘ Web site.
The article is about how journalist-turned-private equity investor Steve Rattner’s wife was pulled over for a D.U.I. But, for some reason, the story disappeared. The New Read More
If you wanted to wipe out the American media establishment in one blow, you might have targeted the Grand Ballroom on the third floor of the Plaza hotel at around 9 a.m. on Nov. 12.
The Foursquare Conference was organized by media mogul Steve Rattner’s Quadrangle Partners, and had the kind of exclusive list Read More
Last month, Steven Rattner, the multimillionaire financier, former New York Times reporter and Democratic fund-raiser, turned heads—and raised more than a few hackles—when he took charge of Democrats for Bloomberg, the incumbent Mayor’s aisle-crossing outreach committee. Mr. Rattner’s role was unveiled less than 14 hours after the polls closed on a lackluster Democratic primary, and Read More