Rhode Island Senator To Give Away Accused Fraudster's Donation

Apr 27 2012 | 3:54am ET

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign isn't the only one that's decided to turn down donations from an accused Ponzi schemer.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) who, like Obama, is seeking reelection in November, received $2,000 from Shervin Neman. The Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this month accused Neman of running a $7.5 million hedge fund fraud victimizing southern California's Persian Jewish community.

Whitehouse's campaign will donate Neman's $2,000 to charity. Obama's campaign said it would put the $35,800 it received from Neman into an escrow account until it could be returned to Neman Financial's investors.

In Depth

The Importance of Stability in the Evolving Hedge Fund Administration Market

Oct 5 2015 | 8:17pm ET

Hedge fund administration has evolved from simple record keeping to an integral,...


Citadel's Griffin Reaches Settlement in Contentious Divorce

Oct 8 2015 | 10:14pm ET

Billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin and his wife have settled a long-running...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Fund Marketing To Independent RIA Firms

Sep 30 2015 | 1:56pm ET

In this contributed article, Bruce Frumerman of Frumerman & Nemeth Inc. explains...


Editor's Note