Wednesday, September 30, 2009

LOOK MA DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER NORMAN HSU SENTENCED TO 24 YEARS IN JAIL


Nation/World briefs

The Detroit News - ‎

Ex-Dem fundraiser sent to prison: A federal judge sentenced former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu to more than 24 years in prison for violating campaign ...


Local Democratic fundraiser sentenced to 24 years

The San Francisco Examiner - ‎

SAN FRANCISCO — Norman Hsu, the former Democratic fundraiser from San Mateo County, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Tuesday for fraud and ...


Norman Hsu Sentenced to More Than 24 Years

Women's Wear Daily - Matthew Lynch - ‎

A federal judge sentenced Norman Hsu, a Democratic fund-raiser and admitted Ponzi scheme operator who used tenuous connections to the ...


Democratic Fund-Raiser Gets 24-Year Term for Fraud

New York Times - Benjamin Weiser - ‎

Norman Hsu, a former prominent Democratic fund-raiser, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison for bilking hundreds of ...


Norman Hsu gets 24 years in jail for campaign finance scam

New York Daily News - Carrie Melago - ‎

Norman Hsu has been sentenced to 24 years in jail for his crooken campaign finance dealings. Former Democratic fund-raiser Norman Hsu was ...


Ex-Dem. Fundraiser Gets 24 Years for Ponzi

Courthouse News Service - ‎

NEW YORK (CN) - Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison on Tuesday for bilking investors out of millions in a ...


Democratic Donor Gets 24-Year Term

Wall Street Journal - Chris Herring - ‎

NEW YORK -- A federal judge Tuesday sentenced Democratic fund-raiser Norman Hsu to more than 24 years in prison for illegally funneling ...


Ex-Dem fundraiser sentenced in NYC to 24 years

The Associated Press - Larry Neumeister - ‎

NEW YORK — Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison by a judge who accused him of funding his fraud by ...


Fund-Raiser Is Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

New York Times - Benjamin Weiser - ‎

Norman Hsu, a former prominent Democratic fund-raiser, was sentenced to just over 24 years in prison on Tuesday for an elaborate scheme ...


Former Democratic fund-raiser sentenced for fraud convictions

CNN Political Ticker - ‎

"Norman Hsu betrayed the trust of his victims by stealing their money with false promises of fake returns in order to finance a luxurious lifestyle… ...


Former Political Fundraiser Norman Hsu Sentenced to 292 Months in ...

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎

29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that former political fundraiser Norman Hsu ...

Democratic fund raiser sentenced to 24 years in fraud

AFP - ‎8 hours ago‎

NEW YORK — Norman Hsu, a Chinese-American businessman and fundraiser for the Democratic Party, was sentenced Tuesday in New York to 24 years prison for ...

Former Clinton Fundraiser Sentenced To Prison

NY1 - ‎

Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu has been sentenced to 24 years behind bars for violating campaign finance laws. Hsu was sentenced today in Manhattan ...


Muck tracker - Hsu sentenced to prison term

Muckety - ‎

By Muckety Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was sentenced Tuesday to 24 years in prison for campaign law violations, reports the Associated Press. ...


US-POLITICS Summary

Washington Post - ‎

Hong Kong-born Norman Hsu, 58, was convicted in May by a jury in federal court in New York of violating election laws by making donations to political ...


Colo. brother-in-law of wealthy Democratic fundraiser is charged ...

Gaea Times (blog) - ‎Sep 25, 2009‎

... Prosecutors have urged a judge to sentence former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu to 30 years to life in prison for violating campaign finance laws. ...


Prosecutors want 30-to-life for ex-Dem fundraiser

The Associated Press - Larry Neumeister - ‎Sep 25, 2009‎

NEW YORK — Prosecutors have urged a judge to sentence former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu to 30 years to life in prison for violating campaign finance ...


Hsu, Ex-Fundraiser, Deserves 30-Year Term, US Says

Bloomberg - David Glovin - ‎Sep 25, 2009‎

25 (Bloomberg) -- Norman Hsu, the ex-Democratic campaign fundraiser who was convicted of campaign finance fraud and defrauding investors of more than $20 ...


Prosecutors Seek 30 Yrs To Life In Prison For Fund-Raiser Hsu

EasyBourse.com - ‎Sep 25, 2009‎

By Chad Bray Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence Norman Hsu, a former top fundraiser for the ...


Dapper Democratic Fund-raiser Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges

Wall Street Journal (blog) - Amir Efrati - ‎Sep 23, 2009‎

Shechtman tried to distinguish the Nemazee case from that of Norman Hsu, another big fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton, who was found guilty earlier this year ...


Democratic Party fundraiser pleads not guilty in alleged Ponzi scheme

JURIST - Jaclyn Belczyk - ‎Sep 23, 2009‎

In May, disgraced Democratic Party fundraiser Norman Hsu [JURIST news archive] was convicted [JURIST report] on charges of violating the Federal Elections ...


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

LOOK MA HASSAN NEMAZEE "FRIEND" OF "KING" BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER SCHUMER IS INDICTED IN A 292 MILLION DOLLAR LOAN FRAUD

Grand Jury Indicts Fund-Raiser for Democrats

Wall Street Journal - Amir Efrati - ‎


A federal grand jury charged Hassan Nemazee, a New York businessman who has ties to prominent politicians, with defrauding banks of $292 million in part to benefit the Democratic Party.

Mr. Nemazee, 59 years old, used the proceeds of his scheme to donate to campaigns and political-action committees, according to an indictment made public Monday, though the amount allegedly spent on these efforts wasn't specified. The donations helped him rise to become finance chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, among other major roles.

A spokesman for the Democratic National Committee said the DNC, Obama for America, and the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which organized President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities, would donate to charity $61,700 of contributions Mr. Nemazee made during the 2008-09 election cycle.

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Democratic fundraiser indicted in NY

The Associated Press - Larry Neumeister - ‎

In an indictment returned Monday in US District Court in Manhattan, Hassan Nemazee is charged with bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. ...


US Democratic fundraiser ran Ponzi scheme: prosecutor

AFP - ‎

New York financier Hassan Nemazee was arrested August 25 on charges of using fake documents to secure a loan from Citibank. ...


Big Dem Donor Nemazee Indicted In Alleged $292 Million Scheme

TPMMuckraker (blog) - Zachary Roth - ‎

According to a Justice Department press release, Hassan Nemazee was indicted this afternoon by a grand jury, charged with using fake documents and ...


Grand Jury Indicts Fund-Raiser for Democrats

Wall Street Journal - Amir Efrati - ‎

A federal grand jury charged Hassan Nemazee, a New York businessman who has ties to prominent politicians, with defrauding banks of $292 ...


The Schumer Connection

TPM (blog) - David Kurtz - ‎

The federal prosecutor bringing the case against Democratic fundraiser Hassan Nemazee is a Democratic appointee, Preet Bharara. Before he became US attorney ...


Democratic fundraiser accused of defrauding banks

Financial Times - Joanna Chung - ‎

Hassan Nemazee, who served on Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and raised funds for Barack Obama's run for the White House, was on Monday also ...


Nemazee's Scheme Now in the Nine Figures

Cityfile - ‎

Nemazee's Scheme Now in the Nine Figures | Hassan Nemazee, the banker and Democratic mega-fundraiser who was indicted last month for allegedly using forged ...


Democratic fundraiser accused of $292M loan fraud

USA Today - ‎

Hassan Nemazee, 59, a New York businessman, raised money for President Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton and served as finance chairman of the Democratic ...


Clinton Fundraiser Charged in $292 Million Ponzi Scheme

Main Justice - Mary Jacoby - ‎

“For more than ten years, Hassan Nemazee projected the illusion of wealth, stealing more than $290 million so that he could lead a lavish lifestyle and play ...


Manhattan US Attorney Charges Hassan Nemazee in $292 Million Ponzi ...

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎

21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the indictment today of Hassan Nemazee, ...


Obama Fundraiser Charged in $290 Million Fraud

NBC Los Angeles - ‎

AP Top Democratic fund-raiser Hassan Nemazee was charged Monday with engineering a $290 million fraud scheme that swindled money from finance juggernauts ...


US charges Obama fund-raiser in $290 million fraud

Reuters - Grant McCool, Leslie Gevirtz - ‎

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hassan Nemazee, a fund-raiser for Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, has been indicted for defrauding ...


Watch This One Closely

TPM (blog) - David Kurtz - ‎

A federal grand jury has handed down an indictment of uber-Democratic donor and fundraiser Hassan Nemazee accusing him of defrauding three banks of nearly ...


Feds: Clinton donor made contributions from 'Ponzi scheme' proceeds

Politico - Ben Smith - ‎

Federal prosecutors broadened their case against the major Democratic donor Hassan Nemazee today, charging that he ran a "$292 million Ponzi scheme," and ...


Democratic fundraiser indicted in NY

The Associated Press - Larry Neumeister - ‎

Federal prosecutors announced the indictment against 59-year-old Hassan Nemazee (hah-SAHN' nah-MAH'-zee) in New York on Monday. It claims he fraudulently ...

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"King" Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Schumer is have a bad case of "Heart Burn" from all those meals he had in 2006 with Hassan Nemazee the person he appointed to be National Finance Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2006.


Lets see in 2006 "King" breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Schumer said we need to throw out those "CROOKED" Republicans and elect "HONEST" Democrats.


Well in 2010 it is time to send all those "Honest Democrats" packing, long with their "FUNDRAISERS"


VJ Machiavelli

No More Schumer

No More Pelosi

No More Rangel

No More Engeland his Million Dollar Home in Maryland, and

No More Arthur Finkelstein & Co

P.s First it was Hank Morris his "BRAIN" and now it is his 2006 National Finance Chair, I wonder who will be next ?


Sunday, September 20, 2009

LOOK MA "LORD PATERSON' TOLD "BIG BROTHER" OBAMA TO "DROP DEAD" AND IS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR IN 2010

New York Governor Paterson says he's still running

Reuters - Chris Michaud -

Citing an administration official, the Times reported that Obama's request that Paterson step aside was put forward by his political advisers, but approved ..

White House asks Gov. Paterson to drop race

PRESS TV - ‎27 minutes ago‎

US President Barack Obama has requested Gov. David Paterson to drop from the New York governor's race worrying that he might not recover from his dull ...

Governor Paterson bucks President Obama: I'm still going to run in ...

New York Daily News - Kenneth Lovett, Elizabeth Benjamin - ‎28 minutes ago‎

In perhaps sending a signal of defiance to Obama, Paterson on Thursday, four days after the meeting with Gaspard, named Richard Fife as his campaign manager ...

Paterson still running for election despite reported pressure to ...

Newsday - Reid J. Epstein - ‎

Officials in both the Paterson and Obama camps said Sunday that the two men have not spoken on the issue, though the message was conveyed by Rep. ...


NY Governor Paterson Vows to Seek Re-election Amid Reports

Bloomberg - Michael Quint - ‎

Paterson said he wouldn't discuss “confidential conversations” when asked about a New York Times story that officials in the Obama administration asked him ...


Run, David! Run!

The New Ledger - Pejman Yousefzadeh - ‎

I can certainly appreciate the Obama Administration's desire to push David Paterson out of the way as the 2010 elections approach. ...


Paterson Says He Will Run Despite White House Pressure

New York Times - Raymond Hernandez, Jeff Zeleny - ‎

President Obama had sent a request to Mr. Paterson that he withdraw from the New York governor's race, fearing that Mr. Paterson cannot recover from his ...


Paterson says he's staying in 2010 governor's race

The Associated Press - ‎

David Paterson says he is staying in the 2010 race for the office he inherited 18 months ago, despite rising pressure from Democrats to drop out. ...


Paterson says he's staying in 2010 governor's race

Newsday - ‎

David A. Paterson announces millions in recovery funding that will aid Long Island school districts during a visit to Sequoya Middle School in Holtsville. ...


In which Michael Steele displays the race card to the other players

Village Voice - ‎

The New York Times reports this morning that the President sent word through an intermediary to the Democratic governor up there, David Paterson, ...

Bloomberg's Vote Of Confidence For Paterson

New York Daily News - Elizabeth Benjamin - ‎

David Paterson the White House would prefer to see him step aside rather than run in 2010, the governor got support this morning from Mayor Bloomberg. ...


NY governor ignores pressure to end election quest

Houston Chronicle - Michael Gormley, Philip Elliott - ‎

David Paterson to consider withdrawing from the 2010 governor's race. The New York Times also reported that President Barack Obama requested that Paterson ...

NY governor ignores pressure to end election quest

The Associated Press - Michael Gormley - ‎

He wouldn't say whether he was advising Paterson to drop out. Obama has not spoken to Paterson about the race, said a senior White House official who spoke ...


Administration Denies Claim That Obama Urged Paterson to Withdraw

FOXNews - Mike Emanuel - ‎

The pushback came after The New York Times reported that Obama asked Paterson, a Democrat, to drop out over concern that he is damaged goods, politically, ...


GUEST: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA; MICHAEL STEELE, CHAIRMAN ...

Federal News Service (subscription) - ‎

President Obama took the unprecedented step of recording interviews with five Sunday talk programs Friday, including "Face the Nation. ...


TPMDC Sunday Roundup

TPMDC (blog) - Eric Kleefeld - ‎

The New York Times reports that President Obama has asked Gov. David Paterson (D-NY), who is performing very badly in all the polls, to not run for a full ...


Obama Asks Paterson to Withdraw from NY Governor's Race

HULIQ - ‎

President Barack Obama wants New York Governor David Paterson to step aside and withdraw his candidacy for the next NY Governor's race. ...


Culling the Democratic Herd of Paterson, the Slow Zebra

Narco News - The Field (blog) - Al Giordano - ‎

That the no-drama Obama administration has now moved from private to public gestures to save the Democratic flock from the harm a slow zebra can bring upon ...


Muck tracker - Obama asks Paterson to withdraw

Muckety -

David Paterson to withdraw from the governor's race, reports The New York Times. There are no comments yet, be the first by filling in the form below. ...

Obama wants Paterson to drop out of Gov. race

New York Post - Maggie Haberman - ‎

The Obama administration, fearing that Gov. Paterson is too embattled to remain at the top of the ticket, has sent a message asking him ...


Paterson under pressure from White House to step aside

Elmira Star-Gazette - Joseph Spector - ‎

ALBANY - Just a day before President Barack Obama and Gov. David Paterson are expected to appear ...


NY fund would make energy-saving home loans

Newsday - Michael Virtanen - ‎

David Paterson would create a revolving loan fund that allows consumers to pay off the project costs over time through their residential and business ...


Obama's wise move to sack New York Governor David Paterson

True/Slant - ‎

The decision to ask Mr. Paterson to step aside was proposed by political advisers to Mr. Obama, but approved by the president himself, ...


Steele 'curious' that WH asks black governor to not seek reelection

The Hill - Kevin Bogardus - ‎

Steele was commenting on a report in The New York Times that said an intermediary of President Barack Obama sent word to Paterson that he should not run, ...


NY fund would make energy-saving home loans

WCAX - ‎

AP - September 20, 2009 11:15 AM ET ALBANY, NY (AP) - Legislation heading to Gov. David Paterson's desk would establish a revolving loan fund for ...


Sunday Word: Step Aside

New York Times (blog) - Janie Lorber - ‎

President Obama asked New York's governor, David A. Paterson, not to run for reelection, The Times's Ray Hernandez and Jeff Zeleny report this morning. ...


Report: Obama Urges Gov To Drop Election Bid

NY1 - ‎

Governor David Paterson may not be able to count on President Barack Obama's support if he runs for a full term next year. Published reports say the White ...


Obama pushes for Gov. Paterson to step aside

Buffalo News - Tom Precious - ‎

Peter Kauffmann, a Paterson spokesman, declined comment this morning. Obama and Paterson are scheduled to be together Monday in Troy at an event involving ...


Obama Reportedly Asks Paterson Not To Run

OfficialWire - ‎

by OfficialWire NewsDesk President Obama has asked New York Gov. David Paterson to drop his candidacy in next year's election, sources tell The New York ...


Obama to Paterson: Get Out of the Race

Gothamist - Billy Parker - ‎

When Obama visited Wall Street Monday, Paterson was given the old "maybe it would be best if you didn't come" treatment from the White House followed by the ..

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IT SEEMS THE "BRAINS" BEHIND "BIG BROTHER" OBAMA HAVE PUT HIS FOOT INTO HIS MOUTH.


He is trying to have the nation focus on healthcare, but it now seems all eyes are on the NY governors race in 2010.


"Lord" Paterson has all the cards in the deck, he can destroy the Democ"rat"ic Party by running or by resigning now and throw the whole state into chaos.


It seems "King" Breakfast, Lunch & Dinners Schumer had to give the OK to "Big Brother" Obama to throw "Lord" Paterson under the bus.


But is their more behind this, "Defender of the Faith" Cuomo is deep into his "PENSIONGATE" investigation that has named or indicted many "FREINDS" of Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Schumer, like his "BRAIN" Hank Morris.


With Cuomo running for governor what happens to the "PENSIONGATE" investigation does that get thrown under the bus to ??


VJ Machiavelli

LOOK MA "BIG BROTHER" OBAMA THROWS "LORD" PATERSON UNDER BUS IN ORDER TO SAVE "KING" BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER SCHUMER AND HIS "QUEEN" GILLIBRAND



Obama Said to Request That Paterson Drop Campaign

By RAYMOND HERNANDEZ and JEFF ZELENY

Published: September 19, 2009

WASHINGTON — President Obama has sent a request to Gov. David A. Paterson that he withdraw from the New York governor’s race, fearing that Mr. Paterson cannot recover from his dismal political standing, according to two senior administration officials and a New York Democratic operative with direct knowledge of the situation.

The decision to ask Mr. Paterson to step aside was proposed by political advisers to Mr. Obama, but approved by the president himself, one of the administration officials said.

“Is there concern about the situation in New York? Absolutely,” the second administration official said Saturday evening. “Has that concern been conveyed to the governor? Yes.”

The administration officials and the Democratic operative spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions with the governor were intended to be confidential.

The president’s request was conveyed to the Mr. Paterson by Representative Gregory W. Meeks, a Queens Democrat, who has developed a strong relationship with the Obama administration, they said.

The move against a sitting Democratic governor represents an extraordinary intervention into a state political race by the president, and is a delicate one, given that Mr. Paterson is one of only two African-American governors in the nation.

But Mr. Obama’s political team and other party leaders have grown increasingly worried that the governor’s unpopularity could drag down Democratic members of Congress in New York, as well as the Democratic-controlled Legislature, in next fall’s election.

Mr. Paterson and his aides did not respond to repeated requests for comment Saturday. Mr. Paterson arrived on Long Island Saturday evening to attend a dinner, but walked hurriedly past a reporter who tried to ask him about the White House request.

An aide to Mr. Meeks said the congressman could not be reached Saturday.

“The message the White House wanted to send — that it wants Paterson to step aside — was delivered,” said the Democratic operative,, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were intended to be confidential. “He is resistant.”

The general election is more than a year away, but Mr. Obama and his political team are moving now in part because of signals from Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, that he may run for governor, according to Democrats who have spoken with White House officials. Many Democratic leaders believe that Mr. Giuliani’s presence at the top of the Republican ticket could spark enthusiasm among his party’s voters, who might otherwise have little desire to go to the polls.

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Report: Obama Urges Paterson to Reconsider NY Gov. Race

FOXNews - ‎

The New York Times reported political advisers made the suggestion to request Paterson withdraw, and Obama approved it. National Democratic Party leaders ...


Obama asks Paterson not to run?

Village Voice - ‎

By Julia in Politics, WTF? รข€‹According to the Times, anyway, which is saying that "two senior administration officials and a New York Democratic operative ...


Report: Obama Urges Paterson to Reconsider NY Gov. Race

FOXNews - ‎‎

The New York Times reported political advisers made the suggestion to request Paterson withdraw and Obama approved it. AP ALBANY, NY - Two senior New York ...


Report: Obama asked Paterson to back out of governor's race

Newsday - ‎

President Barack Obama has requested Gov. David A. Paterson drop out of next year's New York governor's race, according to a newspaper report. ...


Obama wants Paterson to drop out of Gov. race

New York Post - Maggie Haberman - ‎‎

President Barack Obama White House has decided that Gov. Paterson is too embattled to remain at the top of the ticket and is moving ahead ...


Obama asks NY governor to drop campaign

The Detroit News - Angela Macropoulos - ‎

In addition, the relationship between Obama and Paterson has been shaky, dating to the governor's selection of a replacement for Hillary Rodham Clinton, ...


Obama urges Paterson to quit governor race, report says

Los Angeles Times - ‎

The president's request is prompted by fears that the unpopular New York governor would be a liability to Democrats, according to the New York Times. ...


NY Times: Obama wants Paterson to drop campaign for NY governor

The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com - Steve Carlic - ‎

The Associated PressPresident Barack Obama reportedly has asked Gov. David Paterson to not campaign because of Paterson's poor public ...


Obama Urges Paterson To Drop Out Of NY Gov Race - NY Times

EasyBourse.com - ‎

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES President Barack Obama has asked New York's Democratic Gov. David A. Paterson to pull out of the New York governor's race, ...


Obama to talk economy in upstate NY

Press & Sun-Bulletin - Valerie Bauman - ‎3 hours ago‎

ALBANY - President Barack Obama will take his vision of economic revival to the other New York Monday - not ...


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"Big Brother" Obama throws "Lord" Paterson under bus in effort to save "king" Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Schumer, his "Queen" Gillibrand, members of Congress, and last but not least the Democratic Senate "CRAZY" Committee.

"Big Brother" Obama and his "BRAINS" fear "RUDY," what a "JOKE", what they really fear is the Voters in NY and else-wear are feed up with THEIR POLICIES.

So this coming Tuesday in the Capital Region "Big Brothers" Obama visit is going to be interesting.

Two larger questions are How will this effect the Mayors Race in NYC, and what effect it will have on all the investigations "Defender of the Faith" Cuomo has going like Pensiongate ?????

As we have stated before BIGGER THAN WATERGATE, and staring Hank Morris, "King" Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Schumer's "BRAIN", and a cast of Millionaire Democratic Fundraisers.

VJ Machiavelli

No More Schumer
No More Pelosi
No More Rangel
No More Engel and his Million Dollar Home in Maryland, and
No More Arthur Finkelstein & Co




Saturday, September 19, 2009

LOOK MA BARRETT WISSMAN ENJOYS THE GOOD LIFE BEFORE HE RATS OUT HANK MORRIS



Wissman's Plea Aside, He's Living a High Life

Wall Street Journal - Craig Karmin, Peter Lattman - ‎


Hedge-fund manager Barrett Wissman pleaded guilty in April to a securities-fraud felony, and promised to pay a $12 million penalty. He will be the star witness in a New York pension-corruption trial that has touched former auto czar Steve Rattner, private-equity firm Carlyle Group LLC and pension-fund officials nationwide.

None of this appears to have crimped the lifestyle of Mr. Wissman, former chairman of music agency IMG Artists who also is a trained classical pianist partial to linen suits, white fedoras and the music of Johannes Brahms.

This summer, the 47-year-old held court at a wine-and-music festival he helped found in Cortona, Italy, with a group of high-society friends. There, he interviewed film star Anthony Hopkins, and oversaw a program of cheese tasting, tai chi classes and violin performances.

He also showed up in the online version of Wine Spectator, dining and drinking with its Italy correspondent. After tasting a 2004 Fattoria Petrolo Toscana Galatrona, Mr. Wissman said, "he never had such a fine Merlot," according to the article.

Life isn't always so good for government witnesses awaiting their day in court. James Davis, the former chief financial officer of Stanford Financial Group, the firm run by alleged swindler Allen Stanford, has pleaded guilty to fraud and is "cooperating like crazy" with authorities, said his lawyer, David Finn. Mr. Davis also is cleaning out chicken coops and feeding cows on a family farm in Michigan for $10.50 an hour to atone for his sins, Mr. Finn said.

Douglas Faneuil, an assistant to Martha Stewart's stock broker whose testimony played a big role in her 2004 conspiracy conviction, hid in a Manhattan hotel for several weeks to avoid publicity, according to his lawyer, Marc Powers of Baker Hostetler. "We got calls from media every other day, but we declined them all," Mr. Powers said. "I told him he had to keep a low profile."

William Brewer, Mr. Wissman's lawyer, said his client's life in Dallas is pretty simple. Since resigning from his investment firm and his IMG post, he plays piano, looks after his infant son, exercises and helps authorities prepare their case against those accused of corrupting New York state's employee-pension fund. Mr. Brewer emphasized his client has admitted wrongdoing and is now cooperating.

Even the Tuscan meal -- the fine Merlot with Chianina beef, mozzarella cheese, lettuce and tomato -- he enjoyed with the Wine Spectator columnist wasn't meant to be fancy, according to the attorney. "He thought he was going to be having a hamburger," Mr. Brewer said.

Mr. Wissman pleaded guilty to assisting political adviser Hank Morris to collect more than $15 million in sham finders fees from investment firms seeking New York pension money. Mr. Wissman himself is charged by the state attorney general to have made $12 million in illegal kickbacks, which he said he would pay back over three years. While he has yet to face sentencing, securities attorneys said Mr. Wissman is unlikely to face prison time because of his cooperation.

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Hank Morris "King" Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Schumer's "BRAIN" collected more than 15 million dollars and is living in a 4 Million Dollar Home in the Hamptons, Barrett Wissman collected 12 Million Dollars, and is enjoying the good life before he "RATS OUT".

Pensiongate, bigger than Watergate, and with a cast of Millionaire Democratic Fundraisers.

VJ Machiavelli




Friday, September 18, 2009

LOOK MA CUOMO COLLECTS MILLIONS FROM FIRMS THAT USED HANK MORRIS AS A PLACEMENT AGENT

4 private-equity firms pay to settle pay-to-play pension fund case

USA Today - Kevin McCoy - ‎

They include Hank Morris, a nationally known campaign strategist who was the top political adviser to former state comptroller Alan Hevesi, ...


4 Firms Agree to Settlement in New York Pension Fund Inquiry

New York Times - Michael J. de la Merced - ‎

HM Capital and Falconhead both hired the firm run by Hank Morris, a placement agent who had been Mr. Hevesi's chief political aide. ...


You are here: News\Exchange News

Exchange News Direct - ‎

However, in violation of this agreement, Wetherly agreed to pay Hank Morris through a sub-finder agreement with Searle, whereby Searle would receive 40 ...


Private equity firms join Cuomo's pension reform code

Legal News Line - John O'Brien - ‎10 hours ago‎

HM Capital and Falconhead had hired Hank Morris. Cuomo started his investigation by digging into former Comptroller Alan Heyesi and his chief political aide ...


Firms return $4.5 million to New York state plan, adopt code

Pensions & Investments - Timothy Inklebarger - ‎

HM Capital and Falconhead hired Henry “Hank” Morris, political aide to former state Comptroller Alan Hevesi, toobtain investment management business from ...


4 Private Equity Firms Settle with Cuomo

New York Times (blog) - ‎

Mr. Cuomo noted that HM Capital and Falconhead had hired Hank Morris, the chief political aide to Mr. Hevesi, while Levine and Access hired agents who split ...


Attorney General Andrew Cuomo wants to crack down on 'pay-to-play ...

New York Daily News - Kenneth Lovett -

Two of the firms, HM Capital Partners and Falconhead hired a financial firm employing Hank Morris, a top advisor to then Controller Alan Hevesi, ...


4 firms settle NY pension fund probe

The Associated Press - David B. Caruso - ‎

HM Capital and Falconhead each agreed to pay lucrative placement agent fees to the comptroller's longtime campaign manager, Hank Morris. ...


HM Capital, Private-Equity Firms Settle in Cuomo Pension Probe

Bloomberg - Karen Freifeld - ‎

Falconhead Capital Partners II is identified but not charged in a March indictment against Hank Morris, former chief political consultant to ex-New York ...

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Pensiongate the scandal that keeps on giving, and giving, and giving.


VJ Machiavelli