The New York Post reported this morning that pre-Snapchat sexter and former U.S. congressman Anthony Weiner was going to Wall Street. Citing "sources," the Post reported that Weiner has landed a part-time gig as "a consultant at Concept Capital Markets, a Madison Avenue brokerage firm."
That's news to Robert E. Moore, the CEO of Concept Capital Markets, who told us he's never met Weiner and hasn't offered him any kind of job.
"We've never met him, never talked to him, never seen him," Moore said. "We don't know how that story started."
Moore sent a memo to his employees this morning, calling the Post's story "inaccurate," and saying: "Concept Capital Markets has not engaged former congressman Anthony Weiner."
One possible cause of confusion, Moore said, is that one of his employees is named Andrew Weiner. But that employee has no relation to the more infamous Weiner.
"It’s a real small company," Moore said. "If we hired a consultant, I'd have interviewed him."
We sort of liked the image of Weiner getting back in the game by working the hoot-and-holler at a tiny brokerage shop, hammering out his redemption by placing penny stock orders and eating cheeseburgers for breakfast. Sadly, it is not to be, and the Post probably just got its Weiners mixed up.
Update: The Post has now taken down its Weiner story, with no correction or explanation for the mix-up.