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Nov 26 2013 | 12:39pm ET
Former hedge fund manager Daniel Shak has been barred from oil-trading as part of a settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
The SHK Asset Management founder, who is now better known as a professional poker player and for his divorce battle, was fined $400,000 for "banging the close" on oil futures in 2008. The CFTC said the move, over two days, was an effort to manipulate the markets and also violated New York Mercantile Exchange position limits.
In addition to the fine, Shak has been barred for life from trading in regulated crude-oil markets and received a two-year ban on trading "naked futures."
Shak shut SHK nearly three years ago, in a move that roiled gold markets.
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…