Friday, 29 August 2014
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Dec 15 2008 | 1:04am ET
The New York lawyer accused of defrauding hedge funds of hundreds of millions of dollars has been held in “inhuman” conditions since his arrest last week, his lawyer claims.
At a hearing last week, Marc Dreier’s attorney said that his client is being held in solitary confinement until federal prison officials determine whether the Park Avenue lawyer is a gang member. Gerald Shargel said officials at the Manhattan Correction Center told him Dreier could be held in lockdown for another three weeks, held in his cell for 24 hours a day without telephone calls, visitors, or reading materials.
“How ludicrous is that?” Shargel asked during Dreier’s bail hearing. “You could lose your mind in three weeks.” Dreier was ordered held by U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Eaton, who said Dreier was a flight risk.
Shargel asked the judge to order his client moved to the prison’s general population or to another facility. Eaton said he would look into the matter.
Dreier has been charged with ripping off hedge funds and other investors to the tune of $380 million. Dreier, who was also arrested in Canada earlier this month for impersonating another lawyer, is accused of selling millions of discount notes he claimed were issued by a prominent New York investor.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...