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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Ex-Contrarian Capital Controller Guilty in $9 Million Theft

Lawrence Herzing was arrested Oct. 29 and accused of using his position at Greenwich, Connecticut-based Contrarian to wire $9.2 million to accounts he controlled from 2004 to 2013, Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly said in a statement. Herzing, who is free on a $5.6 million bond and has agreed to forfeit his residence and about $1.8 million, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in Bridgeport.

http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=1376-NIYRJ16JTSEM01-3JN8MU649E3MBOS58K8LGF5UD1

Brian Koonz: In Greenwich, winning matters, but at what cost?

... knew this day was coming. He had chewed on it for a while, but he didn't plan on swallowing his resignation as Greenwich High School's football coach for another two years. Albonizio, 64, figured the meeting with athletic director Gus Lindine was to ...

http://m.ctpost.com/sports/article/Brian-Koonz-In-Greenwich-winning-matters-but-6049944.php

Former Controller Of Greenwich Hedge Fund Admits Embezzling $9 Million

A 45-year-old Greenwich man pleaded guilty Thursday, Jan. 29, to embezzling more than $9 million from the hedge fund where he was employed as a controller. Lawrence J. Herzing pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in Bridgeport, said Deirdre M. Daly, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut and Patricia M. Ferrick, special agent in charge of the New Haven Division of the FBI.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/news/former-controller-greenwich-hedge-fund-admits-embezzling-9-million

More Development Immigrates to Port Chester

For decades marginalized as the downscale neighbor of Greenwich, Conn., and Rye, N.Y., Port Chester in Westchester County has begun to capitalize on its grittier image. Several new luxury developments and the arrival of a number of swanky new restaurants and bars are helping Port Chester attract young professionals from New York City as well as area baby boomers looking to downsize.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/more-development-immigrates-to-port-chester-in-westchester-county-1422582829?mod=topix

President and instructor with Luluhoops Lauren Gee, right,.... photo: 7435165 slideshow 847

President and instructor with Luluhoops Lauren Gee, right, encourages Liana Varela, 2, on the Hula Hoops during the Celebrity Baby Trends' family fun day at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7435165.php

Diane Terita helps her daughter, Sophie, decorate a plexiglass.... photo: 7435167 slideshow 847

Diane Terita helps her daughter, Sophie, decorate a plexiglass refrigerator frame with glue and glitter during the Celebrity Baby Trends' family fun day at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7435167.php

Benjamin Kelly-Lombardi takes a break at the Kidville vendor stall.... photo: 7435166 slideshow 847

Benjamin Kelly-Lombardi takes a break at the Kidville vendor stall during the Celebrity Baby Trends' family fun day at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7435166.php

Jason Michaels and his two-year-old son Sean play around while.... photo: 7435168 slideshow 847

Jason Michaels and his two-year-old son Sean play around while listening to a live band perform during the Celebrity Baby Trends' family fun day at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Conn., on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/slideshow/The-week-in-photos-847/photo-7435168.php

Greenwich man pleads guilty to wire fraud

Greenwich resident Lawrence J. Herzing, the controller of Contrarian Capital, admitted to embezzling more than $9.2 million from the hedge fund over nine years. Photo: Contributed Photo/Mel Greer, Greenwich Time The controller of Contrarian Capital Management in Greenwich admitted in federal court Thursday that he embezzled more than $9.2 million from the hedge fund over nine years.

http://www.ctpost.com/business/article/Greenwich-man-pleads-guilty-to-wire-fraud-6049265.php

Amazon returns to profit; sales fall short

... headline numbers that came out where pretty mixed," said Kevin Kelly, a managing partner with Recon Capital in Greenwich, Conn. "Year over year, sales was just up 3% internationally, when they've invested significant amounts of capital overseas. We ...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/01/29/amazon-earnings/22532327/

Greenwich man pleads guilty to wire fraud

Greenwich resident Lawrence J. Herzing, the controller of Contrarian Capital, admitted to embezzling more than $9.2 million from the hedge fund over nine years. The controller of Contrarian Capital Management in Greenwich admitted in federal court Thursday that he embezzled more than $9.2 million from the hedge fund over nine years.

http://m.ctpost.com/business/article/Greenwich-man-pleads-guilty-to-wire-fraud-6049265.php

Janet Jean Hohn, 82, Of Greenwich

Hohn graduated from Pelham High School, and received a bachelor's degree in art history from Hollins University in Virginia, and later married her Pelham High School sweetheart, Harry G. Hohn, on June 19, 1954. She was natural community leader, helping in many ways from PTA president to organizing major New York City blood drives.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/obituaries/janet-jean-hohn-82-greenwich

Driver Is Accused of Failing to Stop for Greenwich Cops and Driving into Port Chester

A man who Greenwich Police say wouldn't stop for officers checking out a report of an erratic driver, and then drove across the border into Port Chester, NY is facing a several charges including driving under the influence. It all apparently started about 9 p.m. Jan. 4 when police received a report of motorist driving erratically on West Putnam Avenue, according to a police report.

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/driver-accused-failing-stop-greenwich-cops-and-driving-port-chester-0?

Light Snow Could Complicate Greenwich's Friday Morning Commute; Still a Chance of Snow Late Sunday

... r snowstorm is possible Sunday night and Monday , recent information from some of our trusted computer Sign up for Greenwich Patch news alerts to stay on top of the latest weather news and more by clicking here .

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/light-snow-could-complicate-greenwichs-friday-morning-commute-still-chance-snow-late-sunday?

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Seminar Is Rescheduled

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce has rescheduled its educational seminar, "Making Sense of How The Affordable Care Act Will Affect You" to Monday, February 2nd at CEO Executive Offices, 75 Holly Hill Lane. This timely seminar will explain in understandable terms what The Affordable Care Act is and how it impacts taxes.

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/greenwich-chamber-commerce-seminar-rescheduled-0?

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... Wednesday. Photo: Cathy Zuraw Passengers exit the Metro-North train arriving from New York at the station in Old Greenwich, Conn. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Metro-North Railroad is getting high marks for its performance during this week's blizzard, and ...

http://www.newcanaannewsonline.com/local/article/Metro-North-weathered-the-storm-well-6046474.php

Recon Capital NASDAQ 100 Covered Call ETF (QYLD) Closes First Year of Trading with 10.4% Yield

... is benchmarked to DAX Index. Recon Capital Partners, LLC is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser headquartered in Greenwich, CT that focuses on bringing innovative, efficient and niche products to the exchange traded fund universe. Recon's funds are ...

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150129005246/en/Recon-Capital-NASDAQ-100-Covered-Call-ETF

Haaretz Columnist To Speak At Temple Sholom In Greenwich

Temple Sholom in Greenwich will host Israeli journalist Ari Shavit, who will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Registration is required, and can be done through Alice Schoen, who can be reached by email at alice.schoen@templesholom.com or by phone at 203-542-7165.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/haaretz-columnist-speak-temple-sholom-greenwich

Greenwich Hospital Announces Celebrity Chefs For Its Great Chefs Fundraiser

Greenwich Hospital announced that celebrity chefs Aarn Snchez and Debra Ponzek will be the honorees at its Great Chefs fundraiser to be held on Friday, March 6 at Westchester Country Club. Proceeds from this popular annual event will benefit residents of Fairfield and Westchester counties who rely on the outreach health services provided by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital.

http://greenwich.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/greenwich-hospital-announces-celebrity-chefs-its-great-chefs-fundraiser

Chipotle's Mexican Grill Expands With Second Location In Greenwich

The company, which already has a local restaurant on Greenwich Avenue, has taken over the former home of the Hunan Cafe in Riverside Plaza off Exit 5 of I-95. Marcia O'Kane, executive director of the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, said she learned of Chipotle's plans not long after hearing of Hunan Cafe's decision to close.

http://stamford.dailyvoice.com/business/chipotles-mexican-grill-expands-second-location-greenwich

Darien Hockey Player Draws Interest Of NHL Scouts

Hockey players from Greenwich, Darien and Ridgefield were among the players listed last week when the NHL's Central Scouting Bureau released its midterm ranking of 2015 draft candidates from North America. Johnny McDermott of Darien, McKay Flanagan of Ridgefield and William Somers of Greenwich are among the players who made the list.

http://darien.dailyvoice.com/sports/fairfield-county-hockey-players-draw-interest-nhl-scouts

Former Players From Norwalk Hockey Team Draw Interest Of NHL Scouts

Will Somers of Greenwich, who plays at Hotchkiss, was ranked No. 206 in NHL's Central Scouting Bureau of North American draft prospects.

http://norwalk.dailyvoice.com/sports/fairfield-county-hockey-players-draw-interest-nhl-scouts

Greenwich Residents Are Named 'Time for Lyme' Gala Co-Chairs

Lyme Research Alliance & Tick-Borne Disease Alliance have announced that Greenwich residents Amy Marisa Balducci and Riann Smith will co-chair the 2015 "Time for Lyme" Gala on April 11, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich. Both Balducci and Smith said they are honored to co-chair the event and hope to raise awareness about the devastating impact Lyme disease can have on individuals and their families-something each of the women has personally experienced.

http://patch.com/connecticut/greenwich/greenwich-residents-are-named-time-lyme-gala-co-chairs-0?

Appeals court tosses Greenwich woman's libel claim

A New York federal appeals court has tossed a Greenwich woman's claims that she was libeled by local media when they did not delete stories about her arrest after charges were dismissed. The ruling by the three-judge panel acknowledged the consequences of a criminal arrest are wide-ranging and long-lasting, even when someone is later exonerated or the charges are dismissed.

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Appeals-court-tosses-Greenwich-woman-s-libel-claim-6047516.php

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