- Newsmaker:Gubernatorial Candidate-s Firm Guilty of Fraud
There-s been a stunning blow to the Republican challenger in California-s gubernatorial race against Democratic incumbent Gray Davis. Last night, the company run by businessman-candidate Bill Simon was hit with a jury verdict of $ 87 million for fraud. Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a writer, broadcaster, scholar and observer of California-s political scene, looks at the irony of Simon-s founding his campaign on business ethics.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Bankruptcy Payoffs for Failed Execs of Failed Firms
Just as the FBI was arresting former WorldCom CFO Scott Sullivan, and Controller David Myers on charges of fraud, Financial Times was publishing Part II of its three-part series, -The Barons of Bankruptcy.- US Managing Editor Lionel Barber recounts the amazing story of making a $ 3.3 billion success out of failure, despite the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs, hundreds of billions of dollars in lost investments.
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