Sunday, 26 April 2015
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Jul 17 2009 | 1:36am ET
Hedge fund fraudster Samuel Israel’s ex-girlfriend is getting off much easier than her one-time paramour.
Debra Ryan pleaded guilty to introducing contraband—namely, three $100 bills—into a prison in Mount Pleasant, N.Y., yesterday. Ryan was charged with sending the money to Israel, who was in the Westchester County Jail, after the latter surrendered to authorities after three weeks on the run. She hid the money in a magazine she sent to Israel.
Judge Robert Ponzini said he would sentence Ryan to probation. Ryan is already serving four months’ home confinement for her role in helping Israel skip bail on the day he was to report to prison last summer to begin a 20-year sentence.
Israel, who admitted to defrauding investors n his Bayou Group hedge fund, of more than $450 million, was sentenced to another two years in prison Wednesday for failure to report to prison.
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…