04/21/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Goldman Sachs Execs Quickly Sold Off Shares During The Financial Crisis

President Obama lavished praise on "savvy" Wall Street bankers last week, but "one wonders if the president would be a bit more begrudging," William Cohan writes in the New York Times. The President, Cohan writes, may not have been so kind "if he knew that at the height of the financial crisis, many of Goldman Sachs's top deal-makers -- although not Blankfein himself -- moved quickly to unload their own stock in their firm" -- which has since tripled in value.