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07/01/10 Conservative Congressional Candidate And Jim Himes Opponent Rick Torres Is In The News

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07/01/10 The Guy Who Joined With Fox News Reporter Charlie Gasparino In An Effort To Get Reporter Teri Buhl Fired At The Greenwich Time Just Got Sued

Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber
Wont Let You Read This In The Greenwich Time .....

Randall Lane Sued For $100 Million Over A Hit Piece He Did On Mets Star Lenny Dkystra And CNBC's Jim Cramer

...Lane in fact, says he saw stock certificates issued to Peel, which his single source Richard O’Connor, who worked as a consult for AVT, says he got from a staffer of the publicly traded company. What Lane left out of his report is that O’Connor has a major ax to grind against Illingworth and AVT. He was fired by AVT for not delivering on his fund raising and marketing commitments and then was sued by the company for libel and false claims in Orange County Superior Court. AVT won a judgment against O’Connor for $37,569.82 , which according to Illingworth, O’Connor has yet to pay. O’Connor could not be reached for comment at press time.

Lane told the New York Post when they reported AVT issued a cease and desist order against Lane, that he stands by the book "in its entirety’ (source). We’re sure he does, except let’s not forget the hard-on Lane has for Dkystra who pulled a million dollar financial newsletter business from his company, Doubledown Media, in early 2008......

....the author of a coming book called Nailed: The Improbable Rise & Fall of Lenny Dykstra, says, “Cramer and TheStreet.com clearly played a significant role in building Lenny Dykstra’s credibility in the world of finance beginning in 2005. However, they were not alone. Randall’s comments seem to neglect his and Doubledown’s role completely. In March and April 2008, Doubledown heavily promoted Lenny and his financial attributes to various media outlets to create a buzz around two new products: The Players Club magazine and The Dykstra Report. There was a heavy marketing machine around the idea of Lenny Dykstra, financial genius that really elevated his visibility on Main Street. Doubledown’s wasn’t just another voice in the chorus – it was one of the loudest voices.” ....

It Was Easy For Randall Lane To Push Around Hearst Newspaper Editor David McCumber, But He Got A Couple Of Tigers By The Tail When He Went After Dkystra And Cramer


Was Dykstra Cramer’s Worst Pick of All?

When Jim Cramer deemed Lenny Dykstra, the former baseball centerfielder with the New York Mets, an investing authority, did he make his worst call yet?

That’s the suggestion by Randall Lane, who claims in his new book, “The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane,” that in taking Mr. Dykstra under his wing, the stock-picking, booyah bellowing former hedge fund manager and current host of “Mad Money” unwittingly ensnared himself in a scandal.

According to Mr. Randall, Mr. Dykstra allegedly agreed to take $250,000 worth of stock in exchange for recommending that stock to subscribers of a newsletter the former Major League All-Star wrote for Mr. Cramer’s TheStreet.com.

Writing about it in The Daily Beast, Mr. Randall says:

Jim Cramer single-handedly created the concept of Dykstra-as-financial genius. Known mostly for his willingness to crash his body into walls or his cars into trees (nickname: “Nails”), the former New York Met and Philadelphia Phillie became an investment columnist for TheStreet.com in 2005, after sending Cramer an unsolicited email. For the next four years, Dykstra made stock picks, focusing on “deep-in-the-money calls”—a way to buy leveraged options—for tens of thousands of followers on Cramer’s website.

“Not only is he sophisticated, he is one of the great ones in this business,” Mr. Randall quotes Mr. Cramer as having said of Mr. Dykstra in 2008. Mr. Randall notes how the former baseball star was one of only “four or five” people Jim Cramer would listen to for stocks advice.

Mr. Randall continues:

Cramer, I am sure, had no knowledge of Dykstra’s “pay to plug” scheme—an arrangement that could well lead to a Securities & Exchange Commission investigation. He was just a dupe. But his relentless endorsements and promotion of the ballplayer’s stock-picking over the years must now surely rank as his most ill-conceived.

(Hat tip to The New York Post)

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07/01/10 In This Week's Greenwich Post

Have you seen the Post?

The Greenwich Post came out today. Have you seen what’s inside? Here are a few of the news items and features in this week’s issue. The Post is available on newsstands today and online and by mail to subscribers.


• Uncle, brother to presidents dies

• Economy, jobs at center of governor’s race

• Hundreds take the plunge for cancer research

• Town will host series of Fourth of July events and fireworks this weekend

• Graduates bid farewell to Greenwich High School

• GHS auditorium project could break ground this time next year

• Governor candidate and Greenwich businessman faces scrutiny after past arrests brought to light

• Old Greenwich pastor facing child pornography charges released on house arrest

• Tea Party Patriots to march in Greenwich on July 4

• Murder-for-hire case in court tomorrow


• Post launches new columns this summer: Michael Sandifer’s “Aging Matters” on senior issues which runs in today’s paper, and next week Amanda Bomann’s “Crib Notes” on being a new mother

• Talking Transportation columnist talks about Grand Central’s secrets

• Joe Pisani talks about the misfortunes of fame, the truth about tabloids


• GHS alum finishes steller sailing career at University of Vermont

• Big Red’s boys golf team finishes memorable season

• Athletics win the Greenwich Cal Ripkin Major League Championship

• Town Wiffleball tournament is back on July 17

Around town:

• New kid in town launches newcomers society

• Cyclist returns from 3,000 mile journey today

• Greenwich restauranteur talks about finding success in a shaky economy

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07/10/10 Greenwich Broker Barred For Manipulating Shares

You Wont Read This In The Greenwich Time.....

Greenwich Deutsche Bank Broker Barred For Manipulating Shares Of MGRM

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) just banned a Deutsche Bank broker, Edward Brokaw, who they say manipulated MGRM (Monogram Biosciences) stock on purpose in order to make money off trades for his family and an unnamed hedge fund client.

First, the background:

Brokaw's hedge fund client held approximately 18.5 million MGRM CVRs (a type of derivative). Brokaw and his family owned 217,000 of the CVRs.

For every penny the final VWAP (volume weighted average price) dropped below $2.90, the value of the hedge fund's CVRs increased by $185,000.

  • Hedge fund places an order with Brokaw to sell 50,000 MGRM shares ~ market open and another 50,000 shares ~ close.
  • Brokaw calls a Deutsche Bank sales trader and says, "Take 50,000 MGRM at the market. Sell it down. Sell it as low as you want. Sell it hard, 50,000." (There is a tape recording.)
  • Sell off
  • MGRM shares dropped in one minute from $2.06 to $1.94
  • Brokaw's aggressive placement of those sell orders continued for three trading days

The target price was the final MGRM VWAP at $2.02, when the maximum payout of $.88 per CVR would be paid. If MGRM hit $2.02, Brokaw's family would get $188,000. The hedge fund would make around $16 million.

But then, this happened, according to FINRA:

  • Deutsche Bank's compliance personnel reviewed Brokaw's orders,
  • DB decided it would no longer execute MGRM sales for the hedge fund's account.
  • Deutsche Bank first suspended, then terminated Brokaw

The hearing panel judged that "the objective of the selling strategy was to drive down the price of MGRM shares rather than to obtain the best price ... (Brokaw) placed the orders to artificially depress the price of MGRM to impact the pricing of the CVRs."

More Information:

Ex Deutsche Bank Broker Edward Brokaw Barred From Securities Industry

FINRA Hearing Panel Bars Broker for Manipulating Stock Price Downward to Benefit Hedge Fund Client

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07/01/10 The Raw Greenwich News Feed: Morning Edition

The Latest News Reports About Greenwich
Mel Gibson's 75-acre Greenwich estate sells for $24 million
Greenwich Time
Actor/director Mel Gibson, shown in November 2006, has sold his
Greenwich property. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Photo: Contributed Photo / Greenwich Time ...
NY Hedge Fund Tax Re-Ignites Conn. Rivalry
New York Times
... who already live in places like Greenwich, Conn., or Summit, NJ, could decide to move their businesses out of New York altogether and work closer to home.
With future unknown, GHS grads told they have winning tickets
Greenwich Post
With the 691 members of the
Greenwich High School class of 2010 facing unknown futures of colleges, jobs and lives outside the town in which they grew up, ...

Greenwich Post
Rink &* Racquet advances in Senior Babe Ruth
Greenwich Time
Todd O'Connell of Rink & Racquet steals second base during the bottom of the first inning as shortstop
Town Wiffle ball tournament is back, slated for July 17
Greenwich Post
Greenwich Police Department is partnering with the JR United Way of Greenwich, Golden Ticket Events, Garden Catering and Belray Capital, LLC, ...
Despite late struggles, Big Red's boys golf team has quite the memorable season
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Although the
Greenwich High School boys golf team didn't make as much noise in the postseason as head coach Jeff Santilli would have liked, Big Red still ...
GSK and Aptuit finalize agreement for Aptuit to acquire GSK's research ...
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GREENWICH, Conn., Jul 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Aptuit, Inc. announced today that they have finalized an agreement for ...
Hockey Hall of Famer Glenn Anderson Commits To "Big Assist" Fundraiser
This year's winner of the Lady Byng Trophy, St. Louis also attended the inaugural event last year and has an offseason home in
Greenwich. ...
17 Arrested in 'Steal to Order' Car Theft Ring
Seventeen people have been arrested, including exporters, expert car thieves, and employees at two car dealerships in
Greenwich, Conn., and Fairlawn, NJ. ...
Argentine Bonds Fall as US Stock Slump Saps Investor Demand
... an emerging market debt portfolio manager who helps oversee more than $2.6 billion worth of assets at Greenwich, Connecticut-based fund Gramercy. ...
Freund names consultant as schools' new facilities director
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... maintenance and custodial departments for the district's 15 schools and its central office at the Havemeyer Building on Greenwich Avenue. ...
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07/01/10 Rell To Hedge Funds: It's Better In Connecticut

Topix Greenwich
Greenwich News - July 1, 2010
To the hedge fund managers of New York state, Gov. M. Jodi Rell had this to say on Wednesday: Connecticut will help pack your bags.
The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council reported today that several major pet industry trade associations and retailers have agreed to provide more than $500,000 in financial support.
Staples High School student Will Cohn can be seen portraying "Boy" in Shakespeare on the Sound's production of "Othello." Performances will be held in Greenwich July 2-11. Contributed photo Photos Credit Contributed photo http://assets0.patch-assets.com/assets/photos/000/584/284/584284_collapsed.jpg?1277913245 Westport's Will Cohn wrapped up his ...

The following is a statement from Dan Malloy, the Democratic Party's endorsed candidate for Governor:
"My record on jobs and economic development is crystal clear: during my time as Mayor, Stamford added nearly 5,000 new jobs. That's an indisputable fact. Actually, that number is probably conservative. RBS, UBS, Purdue Pharma, Bank of Ireland, Jeffries, Thomson Reuters, Fuji, NBC, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Carol Lee, Aon Insurance, Greenwich Associates, Lloyds of London, NBC, Rockefeller & Co., Unilever, Columbus Circle Investors, Burlington Coat Factory, Modells, Hampton Inn, Rochdale Securities, Gartner Group - all of these companies, and others, brought new jobs to Stamford. As a result, small businesses across the city flourished from this increase in people working in Stamford. "
So why is Ned Lamont attacking my record on jobs? Because he doesn't want to talk about his own. In his time as CEO Ned laid off most of his workforce, while paying himself hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Those are the facts.
We'd have more facts if Ned would release his business and personal tax returns for the last 10 years.
I'm happy to do the same.
For a guy who claims to have 'hired hundreds of people' I would think he would want to release these records. "
My life and record are open books. Ned's should be too."
Dan Malloy, the Democratic Party's endorsed candidate for Governor, also stated:
"We've answered the question. Our ad stays up because my record is clear: under my leadership Stamford added nearly 5,000 new jobs. In fact, the number is probably higher than that. For a more balanced view of my record than the article the Lamont campaign is pointing to, look at the following.....
Michael Sherman leaves the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport with his defense attorney, William Dow III on Wednesday June 30, 2010.
More Greenwich News From Topix:

MEDIA ALERT: 9/11 Families for a Secure America endorses Rick Torres
The families and victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and other violent crimes committed by illegal aliens
/11 Families for a Secure America endorses Rick Torres for the Republican nomination for Congress from Connecticut's 4th District. 9/11 FSA is a membership organization consisting entirely of victims of violent crimes committed by by illegal aliens or 'legal' aliens allowed to enter the USA as a result of official negligence. All our members have either lost a loved one in a murder or are the survivors of such victims. Many of our families lost loved ones on 9/11.
Others lost family members in street crimes committed by foreign citizens who, like the 9/11 terrorists, were only able to enter our country because of the federal government's refusal to enforce our laws governing immigration and issuance of visitor visas. We understand the true human cost of the refusal of Congress to demand enforcement of our immigration laws.
Yet our members, many of whom are legal immigrants themselves or the children or grandchildren of immigrants, strongly support properly administered legal immigration.
Rick Torres, himself the son of refugees from the Castro tyranny, is fully committed to the principles our members support.
In particular, Rick Torres has confronted the Hamas front group known as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).
He has shown the courage to state the true nature of this front group for Islamic terrorism and has become a target for these un-American infiltrators into our country.
The many members of 9/11 Families for a Secure America who saw their loved ones die on September 11, 2001 know too well that the Islamic terrorist threat is only increased by members of Congress such as Jim Himes, who encourage an enemy which hides behind our tolerant and politically correct society while they plotting to destroy us....
Celebrity attorney Michael Sherman is due in federal court in Connecticut to enter an expected guilty plea to failing to pay nearly $400,000 in taxes.
Boeing Co. agreed to buy defense contractor Argon ST Inc. for $34.50 a share in cash, expanding the planemakera s reach into the market for military electronics.
The Brooks newspaper group was saddened to hear last weekend that our former publisher, Kevin Lally , died at age 53.
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07/10/10 GreenwichStreets.com a new blog on Greenwich

I really like your Greenwich Roundup Blog and I put a link to it on my blog at http://www.greenwichstreets.com
The Greenwich Streets blog covers news items, interesting people, real estate and what makes Greenwich Greenwich. I was hoping that you might be interested in linking to it either now or in the future.
Mark Pruner

Mark Pruner
mark@prudentialct.com 203-637-6283 (direct)
136 East Putnam Ave. 203-869-3141 (fax)
Greenwich, CT 06830


Dear Mark,

Congrats on the new blog.

I will put a permanent link that will include an RSS feed of your latest post in the Raw Greenwich Blog Feed that appears at the end of every post.

Good Luck To You

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