Ever heard of Sky Capital? Probably not. The CEO of that rinky-dink Wall Street firm and five of his employees were indicted this week over what the Securities and Exchange Commission described as a "trans-Atlantic boiler room scheme" to defraud investors. Maybe you have heard of Angelo Mozilo, the perpetually tanned former head of Countrywide Financial who faces civil fraud charges that he and two others knew many of their subprime loans were "toxic," as Mozilo allegedly described them in e-mails. Mozilo says he's innocent. Prosecutors believe he was one of many middlemen who fed one of the greatest confidence games of all time--the subprime-mortgage-backed securities scam--perpetuated by Wall Street.
Prosecutors Pass On Major Wall Street Players