"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Friday, December 19, 2008

Madoff swindle - evidently a family business

Investigators from the SEC rushing (?) to uncover / conceal Bernard Madoff's alleged frauds last week , found records from what appear to be thousands of clients but ran into trouble with a key Madoff lieutenant who was evasive...

The SEC and other investigators are also examining the activities of Mr. Madoff's wife, Ruth, once worked at her husband's firm ... and what role she may have played in the alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

ABC News reports that a high-level SEC compliance official who worked for the agency when it found no problems at the firm in 2005, later married Madoff's neice Shana Madoff (Balenciaga label whore) , Bernard Madoff Investment Securities' compliance counsel.

Eric Swanson, the SEC compliance official, was involved in compliance exams at the broker dealer in 1999 and 2004, not in the 2005 audit, and he left the SEC on 2006.

Swanson began seeing Shana Madoff in spring 2006 and left the SEC in August that year. Swanson and Madoff married in 2007... Swanson, is now general counsel at BATS Exchange

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Kicked off the Bill Bernbach Memorial Dinner Hosted by Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Violaine and John Bernbach, Marion and Peter Madoff and Shana Madoff At Asprey.

Alex helped with the Birnbaum Travel Guides, the guidebook series founded by her late husband, Stephen Birnbaum. Alex is the consulting editor of Birnbaum's Disney Guides, the official guides to the Disney theme parks.


Stef said...

If I ever develop a taste for women who look like Tony Franciosa in a wig I'd be in there whippet

Stef said...

or like a whippet even

Anonymous said...

"George W. Bush's Nightmare Before Christmas"...


(C) Very Seriously Disorganised Criminals 2002/3/4/5/6/7/8/9 - copy anything you wish