Obama "roasts" McCain – for charity UPDATED

Thanks to an email and comment from Editilla at the Ladder here’s Barack Obama roasting John McCain tonight in New York at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner. big h/t to Editilla!

John McCain and Barack Obama touched on some of the most contentious issues, from Bill Ayers to racial undertones, in the campaign tonight in their scripted jokes at the traditional Al Smith dinner in New York City, according to the update provided by the Huffington Post that follows the video.

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…Obama made light of McCain’s consistent attempts to tie him to former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers and to spread unease about Obama’s real character. Continue reading “Obama "roasts" McCain – for charity UPDATED”

Obama “roasts” McCain – for charity UPDATED

Thanks to an email and comment from Editilla at the Ladder here’s Barack Obama roasting John McCain tonight in New York at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner. big h/t to Editilla!

John McCain and Barack Obama touched on some of the most contentious issues, from Bill Ayers to racial undertones, in the campaign tonight in their scripted jokes at the traditional Al Smith dinner in New York City, according to the update provided by the Huffington Post that follows the video.

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…Obama made light of McCain’s consistent attempts to tie him to former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers and to spread unease about Obama’s real character. Continue reading “Obama “roasts” McCain – for charity UPDATED”

Just When You Think the Perdigao Saga Couldn't Get Any Stranger

We’ve wondered if someone on the inside of Adams and Reese was still helping Jamie Perdigao. According to the today’s Times Picayune he may have been helping himself:

Jamie Perdigao, a former partner at Adams and Reese who is awaiting trial on charges that he stole $30 million from the firm, was arrested Wednesday by federal agents on charges that he illegally hacked into the firm’s computer system, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten confirmed.

Letten said Perdigao was in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service late Wednesday. He was arrested earlier in the day by FBI agents who executed a search warrant; Letten would not divulge the address where the warrant was executed. Continue reading “Just When You Think the Perdigao Saga Couldn't Get Any Stranger”

Just When You Think the Perdigao Saga Couldn’t Get Any Stranger

We’ve wondered if someone on the inside of Adams and Reese was still helping Jamie Perdigao. According to the today’s Times Picayune he may have been helping himself:

Jamie Perdigao, a former partner at Adams and Reese who is awaiting trial on charges that he stole $30 million from the firm, was arrested Wednesday by federal agents on charges that he illegally hacked into the firm’s computer system, U.S. Attorney Jim Letten confirmed.

Letten said Perdigao was in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service late Wednesday. He was arrested earlier in the day by FBI agents who executed a search warrant; Letten would not divulge the address where the warrant was executed. Continue reading “Just When You Think the Perdigao Saga Couldn’t Get Any Stranger”

AIG's Greenberg spends almost quarter billion to clear his name – then takes the 5th

Maurice “Hank” Greenberg made AIG an indispensable company. When the board forced him out, he began a furious campaign to reclaim his good name. But no one foresaw how strange the last chapter of this tale would be.

Fortune magazine provides the background.

These are wrenching times for 83-year-old Hank Greenberg, former chairman and chief executive of American International Group. Four years ago he was one of the most powerful men in the world. He controlled a company with $800 billion in assets. U.S. Presidents, foreign heads of state, and intelligence chiefs sought his counsel. His foundations dispensed hundreds of millions of dollars each year to charities.

Today he is Maurice R. Greenberg, defendant… Continue reading “AIG's Greenberg spends almost quarter billion to clear his name – then takes the 5th”

AIG’s Greenberg spends almost quarter billion to clear his name – then takes the 5th

Maurice “Hank” Greenberg made AIG an indispensable company. When the board forced him out, he began a furious campaign to reclaim his good name. But no one foresaw how strange the last chapter of this tale would be.

Fortune magazine provides the background.

These are wrenching times for 83-year-old Hank Greenberg, former chairman and chief executive of American International Group. Four years ago he was one of the most powerful men in the world. He controlled a company with $800 billion in assets. U.S. Presidents, foreign heads of state, and intelligence chiefs sought his counsel. His foundations dispensed hundreds of millions of dollars each year to charities.

Today he is Maurice R. Greenberg, defendant… Continue reading “AIG’s Greenberg spends almost quarter billion to clear his name – then takes the 5th”