Posts Tagged ‘Israel’

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Old School Journalism

November 11, 2009
popupPhotographs by Rina Castelnuovo for The New York Time

The NYT published on Monday an hilarious reportage about a god damn 18 years old kid talented but egotistical basketball player sent in Haifa, Isreal for a 140K deal so he can play professionally as he skipped his high school senior year and only dream about being with his girlfriend an American power couple backed with 200 millions in cash! But hey, guess what ? Things went hell very quickly.

Delicious article at link

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Wall Street, a Ponzi Scheme and the North Pole

October 21, 2009

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Bernie Madoff,the man who masterminded the biggest-ever Ponzi Scheme, has swapped a cocaine snorting luxury life on the upper east side  for one behind bars where his roomates are a mafia boss and a convicted spy.The insight into the 71-year-old’s new life comes in papers filed by Joseph Cotchett, a lawyer who is representing about a dozen of Madoff’s thousands of victims. He interviewed Madoff at the Butner federal prison near Raleigh, North Carolina, in July.

Madoff’s main leisure activity is taking walks around the prison’s running track at night.It alleges that Madoff employed a member of staff from 1975 to 2003 to acquire cocaine for his workplace, an office known by co-workers as “the North Pole”

Among his companions are Carmine Persico, the convicted boss of the Colombo crime family known in his professional life as “The Snake”, and Jonathan Pollard, jailed for life in 1987 for selling military secrets to Israel.

source Thegardian