Sunday, 19 April 2015
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Dec 19 2013 | 2:40am ET
Former hedge fund manager Michael Balboa did decidedly worse during his second time before a jury than his first.
Balboa was convicted of defrauding investors in his Millennium Global Investments hedge fund, five months after the jury in his first trial were unable to reach a verdict. This time, it took jurors just four hours to agree that Balboa was guilty of manipulating the value of Nigerian debt held by his hedge fund, which collapsed in 2008, costing investors $1 billion. Prosecutors alleged he and two brokers inflated the bonds' value, and then hid those valuations from Millennium's auditor while simultaneously trumpeting them to clients.
Balboa faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced. He will remain under home confinement until then.
According to prosecutors, Balboa's fraud enabled Millennium to collect $6.5 million in fees it was not entitled to.
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…