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Has Every Wall Streeter Gone Insane? A Graphical Guide.

Maybe it’s hubris brought on by the second Gilded Age, but 2007 may well go down as the Year the Wall Streeters Lost It. Just in time to coincide with our Money Issue, we’ve assembled a handy graphical breakdown of financial-worker malfeasance, from Albert Hsu entrapping an ex-mistress in a simulated rape-kidnapping to John Fitzgerald just plain having a monstrous ego. Spooky! —Dan Amira

Has Every Wall Streeter Gone Insane? A Graphical Guide.
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Eric Adams Holds Wide Lead in NYC Mayoral Race: Updates
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When you’ve lost Michigan Republicans…

A committee led by Michigan Republicans on Wednesday published an extraordinary debunking of voter fraud claims in the state, delivering a comprehensive rebuke to a litany of accusations about improprieties in the 2020 election and its aftermath.


The 55-page report, produced by a Michigan State Senate committee of three Republicans and one Democrat, is a systematic rebuttal to an array of false claims about the election from supporters of former President Donald J. Trump. The authors focus overwhelmingly on Michigan, but they also expose lies perpetuated about the vote-counting process in Georgia.


The report is unsparing in its criticism of those who have promoted false theories about the election. It debunks claims from Trump allies including Mike Lindell, the chief executive of MyPillow; Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former president’s lawyer; and Mr. Trump himself.

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India Walton is likely to defeat incumbent Byron Brown in a major Democratic primary upset.
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Welcome to Georgia, Where Election ‘Integrity’ Goes to Die
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Believe It or Not, Some States Are Making It Easier to Vote
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American Airlines Shouldn’t Have Been Bailed Out
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Kyrsten Sinema’s Filibuster Defense Is Factually Untrue
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New York City’s experiment in ranked-choice voting begins.
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Why Progressive New Yorkers Should Rank Yang Over Adams
Vote for the unqualified cipher (as your fifth choice). It’s important.
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Carl Nassib Is the NFL’s First Active Out Gay Player
“I’ve been meaning to do this for a while, but I finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest.”
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The NCAA Looks Like a Dead Organization Walking
Justice Brett Kavanaugh, of all people, has stuck a dagger into college sports’ unjust business model.
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The Race for Mayor Has Gone Absolutely Berserk
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Anti-Government Extremist Ammon Bundy Joins Wild Governor’s Race in Idaho
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Job Agent of Destruction Consequences Why we love him Albert Hsu

Manager, Anchor Point Capital hedge fund Jealousy: This past February Hsu posed as his ex-mistress on a bondage Website, requesting to be kidnapped and raped as part of a sexual fantasy. At least two years of jail time. Because the good guy was the one who answered the online ad and asked the mistress to confirm the rape fantasy. Make him look like Prince Charming and you clearly fucked up big. Christopher Carter

Broker for Maxim Investments Groups Wrath: During spin class this August, Chris threw a guy (and his bike) into a wall for grunting during his workout. Lawsuit; probably now working out in his basement. There are about ten times a day in this city where we feel like throwing someone — and whatever they happen to be sitting on — into a wall. Seth Tobias

Founder and manager, Circle T Partners hedge fund Death: Was found floating in his pool over Labor Day weekend. Until details are sorted out, purgatory. Police weren’t calling it a suspicious death until Tobias’s personal assistant came forward with “proof” that Tobias was murdered by his wife. And that he secretly dated a male exotic dancer named “Tiger.” Timothy Sykes

Founder of now defunct Cilantro Fund Management Overexposure: Sykes tirelessly promoted himself as his hedge fund hemorrhaged money. The editor in chief of Trader Monthly disinvited Sykes from a party in September for making a mockery of the profession. (But then Sykes scored the cover of Young Money.) He transformed an utterly trivial party spat resulting from his own ill-gotten publicity into … a mini media firestorm! Richard “Chip” Bierbaum

Former trader for Calyon, a financing and investment- banking company Recklessness: His risky unauthorized trading allegedly caused his company $353 million in losses this September. He got canned. This loose cannon refuses to play by the rules, profit-making or not. He’s probably roaming the streets right now, a rogue trader, still losing absurd amounts of money. Andrew Z. Tong

Trader for Steve Cohen’s hedge fund, SAC Complaisance: It recently came to light that, around July 2005, he began taking estrogen pills at the behest of his boss. “Turned gay”: Began wearing dresses, slept with said boss. His lawsuit came before the New York State Supreme Court this May; it’s in arbitration now. What was that conversation like? Boss: “I’m going to need you to take a close look at the Templeton account, aaannnd why don’t you also start taking these estrogen pills about four times a day. Thanks, man.” John Fitzgerald

Mergers and Acquisitions for Limited Brands Vanity: Fitzgerald didn’t commit a crime, because being a huge tool is still legal in Georgia. Key quote from his self-aggrandizing Website: “I used my 98th percentile score on the SAT & ACT to acquire a Mensa membership then combined that with my 97th percentile G.P.A. to go on to a five star collegiate program.” His good name has recently been raked through the coals on sites like DealBreaker and Gawker — but we don’t think it’ll affect him. He’s the real-life Dwight Schrute — if Dwight were a frat brother: His Website’s “Skills” section boasts that he once got a hole-in-one and has participated in — but did not win — a state archery match.