Sunday, 21 September 2014
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Sep 17 2010 | 1:13am ET
Robert White, whose forgeries helped fuel Thomas Petters’ $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
White admitted he forged 10,000 documents that Petters, a Minnesota businessman and hedge fund manager, used to show investors purported consumer electronics sales backing bogus notes. At least 20 hedge funds were victimized by the scam, and at least one helped him cover up his crimes. Petters was convicted of fraud last year and sentenced to 50 years in prison.
White testified against Petters and “built up the government’s case in a major way,” U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle said. But Kyle rejected White’s bid to receive the same year-and-a-day sentence as Petters whistleblower Deanna Coleman. Still, White could have received up to 20 years in prison; with good behavior, he could be out of prison in three years.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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