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Ballsy Crimes

  1. scores
    Diane Passage Climbing Back Up the PoleThe wife of accused Ponzi-schemer Kenneth Starr is auditioning for a new stripper reality show.
  2. nunsense
    Long Island Man Settles Charges That He Defrauded ‘Elderly Nuns’Christ almighty.
  3. ballsy crime
    Art-Savvy Burglars Steal ‘A Gallery’s Worth’ of Pop Art From Wealthy ManhattaniteAnd they got away with it.
  4. passage to prison
    Accused Ponzi Schemer Finds Out the Hard Way That the Feds Read Jail MailDisgraced financier Ken Starr’s prison love notes revealed.
  5. talking heads
    John Kinnucan Wouldn’t Sing for Feds, But Now He Won’t Shut Up“If I don’t raise my voice, nobody will, because everyone has gone underground.”
  6. the great holiday hedge fund bust
    Wall Street ‘Hero’ John Kinnucan Explains HimselfHe might have worn a wire if the Feds had been nicer.
  7. the great holiday hedge fund bust
    Man Blows Off Feds, Law & Order Style“We … declined the young gentleman’s gracious offer to wear a wire and therefore ensnare you in their devious web.”
  8. hipsters
    Vice Magazine Founder Detained in YemenHe was searching for Al Qaeda.
  9. ballsy crime
    Man in Bernie Madoff Costume Robs BankThis is either a coincidence or a thief with a good sense of humor.
  10. made-off
    Bernie Madoff Would Have Been Hopeless Without His SecretariesBehind every successful Ponzi schemer is a woman with index cards.
  11. ballsy crimes
    Hong Kong Businessman So Wealthy He Didn’t Notice New York Limo Driver Took Him for a $800,000 RideThese things just don’t happen in Kansas.
  12. made-off
    Woman Buys Ruth Madoff a Present at Auction of Her StuffBuyer of Ruth’s bed plans to return it to her, “if she wants it.”
  13. ballsy crimes
    Rabbi Found Guilty of Trying to Extort Steven CohenMilton Balkany will go to jail.
  14. made-off
    Madoff Trustee Spends Money to Make MoneyIrving Picard spent $26.9 million to recover $849,000.
  15. double trouble
    Identical Twin Ponzi Schemers Given Identical SentencesThree and a half years in matching outfits.
  16. old crime
    Ponzi Schemer Arthur Nadel Sentenced to 14 YearsInvestors lashed out at the 77-year-old “narcissistic psychopath” in court.
  17. made-off
    Put Yourself in Bernie Madoff’s SlippersLiterally.
  18. the most important people in the world
    Officer Jon From CHiPs Charged With Securities FraudThat’s gotta sting.
  19. ballsy crime
    Raj Rajaratnam Seemed ‘Relaxed’ at Pretrial HearingSuspicious.
  20. ballsy crime
    Insider Trader Gives Masa Four Stars“It was the most, you know, exquisite dinner, sushi dinner I’ve ever had,” Stephanou testified.
  21. wall street warriors
    Accused Ponzi Schemer Gives Prison a Two Out of ThreeGuy Chimay finds the guards at his North Carolina prison pleasant enough, but the food isn’t quite up to snuff.
  22. starrs
    Kenneth Starr Did a Bad Thing, But He’s Not a Bad PersonThe celebrity money manager pleads guilty to fraud.
  23. bring on the funkhouser
    Elitist Attitude Helps Uncover FraudOnce they saw he went to a bad college, it was all over for Kenneth Wayne McLeod.
  24. Woman Accused of Stuffing Baby Tiger Into Her Luggage Uses the Same Excuse As Paris HiltonIt wasn’t my bag.
  25. You Can’t Just Hand Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle a Bunch of Scribblings and Call It a Day“You expect the court to rubber-stamp, but we can’t.”
  26. ballsy crime
    Cancer-Faking Grifter Turns Herself InKirilow told the ‘Star’ she was sorry and wanted to pay the money back, adding she “can’t possibly give it back to every single person, but I can give it to charity.”
  27. ballsy crime
    The Hippie GrifterCancer made Ashley Anne Kirilow popular. Until people found out she was faking it.
  28. ballsy crime
    Larry Salander Will Not See Fine Art for a Long TimeThe art dealer heads to jail.
  29. covering their assets
    Wyly Brothers Used Magic Cloak to Conceal $550 Million Fraud, SEC AllegesDallas billionaires may have used magic to cover their assets.
  30. say it with flowers
    Flowers Were Just Robber’s Way of Saying Thank-YouThe man arrested for robbing a bank with a bouquet of flowers explains his rationale.
  31. ballsy crime
    Man In Darth Vader Costume Robs Long Island BankLoses points for the camouflage pants.
  32. ballsy crime
    Robbing Banks With Bouquets: Ultimately UnsuccessfulHe said it with flowers, and then he got cuffed.
  33. say it with flowers
    Robber at Least Nice Enough to Bring FlowersHe wasn’t all bad.
  34. ballsy crime
    Soho Dandy Josef Von Habsburg-Lothringen Carried a Cordless Hair Dryer ‘Like a Gun’And that’s not even the weirdest thing about him.
  35. bright ideas
    Travis Wright Believed in the Candwich, Even If His Investors Didn’tA sandwich in a can is a foolproof idea, is it not?
  36. beach reading
    Trading Inside Information Was ‘Like an Orgasm’ for Danielle ChiesiA “classic tale of desire and betrayal” from, er, ‘Fortune.’
  37. wall street warriors
    Guy de Chimay Stands Up for LoveAccused Ponzi-schemer speaks out about claims that he stole $1 million from his fiancée’s family.
  38. spies like us
    Russian Spies’ Dumbest Mistakes“She said they were from Canada.”
  39. booty at butner
    Madoff May Have Stashed $9 Billion, Says Chatty Fellow InmateMore gossip from Bernie’s fellow inmates.
  40. passage to prison
    Flashy Purchases Were Ken Starr’s UndoingThe biggest one of which was apparently his wife.
  41. ballsy crime
    Lady Ponzi Schemer Adds Insult to Injury by Squandering Ill-Gotten GainsShe didn’t even buy fun stuff.
  42. white-collar crimes of passion
    Wachovia Executive Embezzled Millions for Love of Tropical FloraWachovia executive Scott Welch was driven to crime by a love of landscaping.
  43. catching up
    Coffee Talk With Jeff SkillingThe former Enron CEO may never touch money again, he reveals in a prison interview. Also, he is lonely.
  44. ballsy crime
    ‘Wall Street Warrior’ Guy de Chimay Used Client Funds to Pay for Divorce, Hamptons MansionSo alleges the SEC, gleefully.
  45. ponzied
    Diane Passage May Have to Go Back to the Old LifeThe SEC refuses to unfreeze Ken Starr’s assets, leaving his ex-stripper wife with only her dance skills.
  46. crime
    Feds Raid Manhattan ‘Boiler Room’Thirteen arrested.
  47. white men with rugs
    Andrew Stein Allegedly Guilty of More Than Just Lying to the IRSThe ex-Manhattan borough president appears to have brushed something else under the rug.
  48. ballsy crime
    Even After Marrying a Man Who Made Millions, Diane Passage Continued Pole DancingAt least accused Ponzi schemer Ken Starr’s wife had a strong work ethic.
  49. undignified arrests
    Kenneth Starr’s Arrest Was Rather Undignified“He hid in the closet and put some clothes over his head.”
  50. ballsy crime
    Bumbling Disney Employees Imagineer Insider-Trading Scheme“What would you suggest I do. If I could wave my magic wand and give you what you want, I would.”
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