Specializes in: Business, Investigative Journalism covering Wall St
I’m a professional financial investigative journalist who has written for the Greenwich Time, Hearst CT Newspapers, Forbes Magazine, Fortune.com, The Atlantic.com, New York Magazine, New York Post, Trader Monthly, Housingwire, ML-Implode, The Business Insider, Long Island Business News, Dealbreaker, New York Observer, Bitcoin Magazine, DealFlow Media, SIRF.org, Cannabis Law Report and more. For the last five years I have been a contributing reporter for Market Nexus Media who publishes a financial trade publication called Growth Capital Investor.
I earned my breaking/investigative news chops reporting during the financial crisis in 2008 for the Sunday edition of the New York Post. I was one of the first to report on the missteps at IndyMac that lead to government investigations and lawsuits against the banks founders. Caught hedge funds like Carrington Capital abusing investors without disclosing conflicts of interest with senior RMBS bond holders; they were sued by Wilbur Ross for Civil RICO. I exposed Bear Stearns misleading their own investors and monoline insurers on the quality of the loans in their mortgage-backed securities, which led to a fraud lawsuit against JP Morgan/Bear Stearns and the $13 billion settlement with the DOJ in 2013. Since 2010 multiple Wall Street firms, that my reporting frist warned about have been investigated or charged for financial violations by the FBI/SEC/State AG or shut down by bank regulators. They included: JP Morgan, SpongeTech, Security Savings Bank, SAC Capital, Palm Beach Capital Management, New Stream Capital, NIR Group/Cory Ribotsky, Bear Stearns RMBS Traders, Mike Perry IndyMac CEO, Steven Muehler and the Nanocap MarketPlace, Barry Honig and The Frost Group.
The Huffington Post named me the number three most dangerous financial journalist for being willing to challenge the establishment and inform readers best.
In 2009 I started a series of investigative reports that ran at, Dealbreaker, HF-Implode, Dealflow Media, Forbes, and Growth Capital Investor exposing hedge fund executives at Ridgefield-based New Stream Capital, run by David Bryson, over a scheme to defraud their investors by lying about the firm’s capital structure and asset valuations. In May 2015 three of the executives were sentenced to serious jail time by Conn. Federal Judge Janet Hall.
Frontline has made a documentary film about my reporting at The Atlantic on the Bear Stearns RMBS traders who stole billions from their own clients but have never been prosecuted for criminal wrong doing. After the movie aired Lonnie Breuer, head of financial crimes at the DOJ, suddenly retired.
I have also done data journalism and deal analysis reporting at Dealflow Media and Market Nexus Media. When I take on a freelance contract the editor knows they are always going to get new information and original facts. I don't rewrite press releases. I have a well known byline and readers follow where ever I print.
Last updated: 7/29/2019 ()