Monday, 30 March 2015
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Dec 12 2011 | 12:21pm ET
Prosecutors have offered accused hedge fund fraudster Brian Kim a deal: Agree to spend between six and 18 years in prison, and we won't try to send you away for 45.
Kim, who was arrested in October in Hong Kong almost a year after skipping bail, is mulling the offer, Bloomberg News reports. Kim, who is being held without bail, is expected to plead guilty this week to federal charges that he fraudulently obtained the passport with which he fled—his original passport having been surrendered after his first arrest—and will return to state court on Jan. 13.
The plea deal offered by prosecutors would resolve all three cases pending against Kim in state court, for ripping investors in his Liquid Capital Management off to the tune of $6 million, for stealing $430,000 from his Manhattan condominium association and for bail-jumping. He pleaded not guilty to those charges last month.
According to prosecutors, Kim, a former CNBC analyst, promised investors that he would put their money in “safe, stable and consistently profitable securities” but instead lost millions on futures contracts—and stole some of the rest.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…