Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cioffi and Tannin on trial

The trial of Cioffi and Tannin on charges of securities fraud, while managing hedge funds operated under the brand of the late Bear Stearns broker-dealer, has begun.

As I have indicated before in this blog, I believe that this prosecution is misguided and hope for a defense victory. But the usual conflict is playing itself out here. I believe I owe this considerable attention, but I just do not have the time to pay it that attention right now. What to do? When all else fails ... link farm.

Here's an account that appeared in the New York Times more than a year ago, of the prominent role e-mails play in the prosecution's case.

The wonderful blog "Houston's Clear Thinkers" was on the case in those days (though its presiding genius, Tom Kirkendall, seems to have been distracted since): here's what you can find there.

For more recent news, here is a discussion of a crucial evidentiary hearing.

Bess Levin has used the case as a vehicle for some humor at the expense of the defendants' former bosses, Cayne and Schwartz at Dealbreaker.

And then there is jury selection, which hasn't gone all that smoothly.

And let us not forget the Wall Street Law Blog.

Gee, I hope some of these guys link to this blog some day. Is that so much to ask?

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