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Jon Corzine

Political Threats to the Health of Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although both Democrats and Republicans in Congress have introduced bills and proposals about how best to proceed, we live in an era where money and politics take precedence and the question of doing what is "in the best interest of children" is far too often forgotten or ignored. That must end.

Eric Holder, Inspired By Michael Brown and James Woods, Issues Criminal Indictment

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

How can it be that when $1.6 billion of customer money goes missing from a commodities trading house -- and is only recovered years later, after farmers and businesses have been irreparably harmed -- no one is indicted? Mountains of evidence have been ignored.

Former Goldman Sachs Executive Considers Run For New Jersey Governor

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Democrat Philip Murphy, a former U.S. ambassador to Germany and an ex-Goldman Sachs executive, is considering a gubernatorial run in New Jersey, The S...

Son Of Former New Jersey Governor Dies At 31

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Jeffrey Corzine, son of former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D), has died at age 31, according to the New York Post and New York Daily News. “Mr. ...

Is Chris Christie a Shoo-In for Re-election?

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Pre-election measurements strongly favor Gov. Christie's re-election despite that party ID favors his opponent in a state which has trended Democratic for 30 years, and which Christie won with less than 50 percent of the vote in 2009.

Jon Corzine's Crash and Burn of MF Global: Book Review of The Money Noose by Scott E.D. Skyrm

James Grundvig | Posted 11.05.2013 | Books
James Grundvig

The long arm of the law has been the slow arm of the law in dealing with the collapse of MF Global, among other Wall Street firms that critics and the Occupy movement blamed for the economic meltdown in 2008.

Why Corzine Must Be Held Accountable

Daniel P. Collins | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Daniel P. Collins

When individuals are not held accountable for misdeeds, problems created from those misdeeds are associated with the underlying structure. And in this case, the underlying structure -- the regulated futures market -- has proven itself over the years.

Mark Gongloff

No Criminal Charges In Case Against Major Wall Street Firm | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.29.2013 | Business

The collapse of Jon Corzine's brokerage firm MF Global has all the traits of your standard Wall Street scandal: Stupid things being admitted in panick...


Reuters | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Regulators on Thursday settled charges against MF Global over the futures brokerage's collapse, and also charged former Chief E...

Caitlin MacNeal

Lawmakers Challenge Christie On Medical Marijuana For Children | Caitlin MacNeal | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

New Jersey state lawmakers have passed legislation to make it easier for minors to receive medical marijuana, setting the stage for a potential showdo...

Big Businesses Offer Revolving Door Rewards

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

During former Citigroup executive Jack Lew's recent confirmation as Treasury Secretary, some people were troubled to learn that the big bank had promised him special financial awards if he left to take a job in the government. But a review by POGO shows that Lew's deal with Citi was no anomaly.

Eleazar David Melendez

Jon Corzine Avoids Lifetime Trading Ban | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.21.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- A private market regulator refused to ban former MF Global chief Jon Corzine from trading with other people’s money Thursday, rejecting ...

Eleazar David Melendez

Trade Group To Consider Banning Jon Corzine From Trading | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business

A private regulatory body will consider on Wednesday whether it should ban former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine from putting other's people money at ris...

Christie Opponent Injured

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

The presumptive Democratic nominee to challenge New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was injured in a car accident on Monday night. State Sen. Barba...

MF Global Investigation: It Was Jon Corzine's Fault!

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - MF Global's collapse and the loss of an estimated $1.6 billion in customer money was triggered by former CEO Jon Corz...

Jon Corzine's Lawyers Know There's No Way He Ran A Fraudulent Business

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business

* Ex-MF Global CEO said had no motive to commit fraud * US investigators also probe future brokerage's collapse By Jonat...

What Is More Virtuous? Paying Taxes or Giving Charity?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Are American citizens really expected to feel guilty about not paying enough tax? When we see such incredible government waste, should we be eager to fork over more money to see it so much of it squandered?

Looks Like No One Wil Face Criminal Charges For MF Global Meltdown

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business

* Prosecutors met with former CEO Jon Corzine-sources * Criminal case still appears unlikely * Move paves way for civil ...

What Jonah Lehrer Has in Common with the Financial Services Sector

Jon Stein | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Jon Stein

As a society, we rarely celebrate simple competence and the ability to deliver. Instead, we demand superstars. This non-stop need to do better and better is what unifies Lehrer with Wall Street miscreants.

Crime and Mayhem in the USA

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Janet Tavakoli

Despite widespread crime of various types across all classes of society, most Americans polled were comfortable trusting their own "moral compass." Let's see how we did with that in July.

Hoorah! MF Global Customers Will Get All Their Money Back

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

* MF Global trustee gives hope to customers who lost money * Freeh to testify before Senate Agriculture Committee By Jon...

D.M. Levine

Crisis in Commodities | D.M. Levine | Posted 07.20.2012 | Business

First, there was a banking crisis. Now, after the collapse of Peregrine Financial Group, commodities markets may be on the brink of their own emergenc...

Dirty Little Secrets of Chris Christie: Feel the Zeitgeist, Baby!

Peter J. Woolley | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Peter J. Woolley

Christie jumped on each news story, using it as further evidence that the legislature couldn't be trusted with taxpayer's money. With no one trying to defend the indefensible, Christie's had an appreciative audience to himself.

Could the Obamas' Hair Actually Impact the Election?

Keli Goff | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

The issue of hair and the role it actually plays in elections has become one of the most enduring urban legends of American politics. Plenty of people repeat the adage that "the candidate with the best hair always wins" as gospel.

Most MF Global Execs Are Off The Hook For That Missing $1.6 Billion

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.12.2012 | Business

When $1.6 billion of customer money goes missing, you'd think it would be easier to punish someone for it. Not so at MF Global, the brokerage firm ...