As guests dined on tea-smoked quail at a party in Washington last month, Lieutenant General Douglas Lute , President Barack Obama ’s coordinator for Afghanistan policy, stood to offer praise for a new report.
Jon Corzine, the former head of MF Global Holdings Ltd., masterminded a scheme to inflate earnings that led to the eighth-biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, according to an updated lawsuit filed by a trustee for the failed futures broker.
Jon S. Corzine, former chairman and chief executive officer of MF Global Holdings Ltd., Bradley Abelow, chief operating officer and Henri Steenkamp, chief financial officer, testify before the Senate Agriculture Committee on the collapse of the New York-based brokerage. (This is part 1 of the second of three panels appearing before the committee. Source: Bloomberg).
R. Allen Stanford, standing trial on allegations he led a $7 billion investment fraud, appeared in an October 2008 video shown to jurors in which he decried “damn greed” on Wall Street as the financial crisis deepened.
Citigroup Inc.’s Singapore unit sued Hong Kong-based hedge fund manager Raghavendran Rajaraman, seeking to recoup $1.03 million in trading losses the bank says he incurred after gold fell from a record high in September.
The MF Global Holdings Ltd. executives who oversaw the company before it failed last year should get bonuses this year if a bankruptcy court approves, said Frank Piantidosi, an adviser working with the trustee, Louis Freeh. A senator objected to Freeh in a letter.
MF Global Holdings Ltd. , the futures and options broker run by Jon Corzine , is promoting Bradley Abelow to president and Henri Steenkamp to chief financial officer as the firm tries to become an investment bank.