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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-20-05 08:17 PM
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12. Insider trading anyone?
Or is that even illegal anymore?
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  -Frist Sells Shares in Hospital Corporation deminks  Sep-20-05 07:58 PM   #0 
  - H,mmmm. Martha Stewart went to jail for something similar.  cantstandbush   Sep-20-05 08:01 PM   #1 
  - Martha went for obstruction of justice...  politicaholic   Sep-20-05 08:06 PM   #6 
  - ..and Frist will go to the Whitehouse...  CONN   Sep-21-05 10:10 PM   #51 
  - Maybe Martha  Bleeding Blue   Sep-22-05 02:17 AM   #54 
  - To avoid a conflict of interest, he illegally bailed right before it went  merwin   Sep-20-05 08:02 PM   #2 
  - Only if he had access to inside information.  igil   Sep-20-05 08:17 PM   #14 
  - So suddenly right before the stock tanks he pulls his stocks?  merwin   Sep-20-05 11:57 PM   #17 
  - All that matters now is the "appearance" of impropriety  Democat   Sep-21-05 01:42 AM   #20 
  - It's the difference between an accusation and guilt.  igil   Sep-21-05 05:42 PM   #45 
  - Nothing needs to be "proven" for elected Dems to attack him relentlessly  Democat   Sep-21-05 01:37 AM   #19 
  - ...about two weeks before it issued a disappointing earnings report  MADem   Sep-21-05 09:57 AM   #32 
  - True, but I prefer attacks based on facts and reality,  igil   Sep-21-05 05:42 PM   #44 
     - Boy, you sure are wasting a lot of energy being "concerned" about  TankLV   Sep-21-05 11:06 PM   #52 
        - maybe "God" told him to sell the stock?  cliss   Sep-22-05 01:20 AM   #53 
  - Didn't the courts just make a huge ruling against HCA per  salin   Sep-21-05 05:54 AM   #21 
  - Exactly.  electropop   Sep-21-05 09:35 AM   #29 
  - Well, by all means , this AT LEAST demands the overzealous  AzDar   Sep-20-05 08:03 PM   #3 
  - At least an ankle bracelet ...  dweller   Sep-20-05 08:05 PM   #5 
  - I thought the whole point in setting up a ""blind" trust in the first  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Sep-20-05 08:05 PM   #4 
  - I'm wondering that too.  skids   Sep-20-05 08:16 PM   #11 
  - It's a load of BS.  electropop   Sep-21-05 09:36 AM   #30 
  - All the article says is...  personman   Sep-21-05 07:57 PM   #46 
  - It's not ladylike but  susu369   Sep-20-05 08:07 PM   #7 
  - Who cares about ladylike??!!  hopein08   Sep-20-05 08:14 PM   #10 
  - In Bush's America, conflict of interest has replaced apple pie.  Montauk6   Sep-20-05 08:07 PM   #8 
  - The family is worth over a billion dollars.  Olney Blue   Sep-20-05 08:14 PM   #9 
  - That's the money-shot.  swag   Sep-21-05 09:45 AM   #31 
  - Insider trading anyone?  alarimer   Sep-20-05 08:17 PM   #12 
  - lol n/t  hang a left   Sep-20-05 08:24 PM   #16 
  - Hell no. Alberto is shifting resources to the war on porn.  antifaschits   Sep-21-05 06:21 AM   #23 
  - HCA WAS INVOLVED IN MEGA-HUGE FRAUD CASE settled in 2003:  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-20-05 08:17 PM   #13 
  - I guess that Republicans aren't investigated by the SEC for insider  VegasWolf   Sep-20-05 08:20 PM   #15 
  - Paging Eliot Spitzer.  Xap   Sep-21-05 12:34 AM   #18 
  - Kick for an insider trader. n/t  rooboy   Sep-21-05 06:20 AM   #22 
  - This is a textbook example of insider trading.  Zynx   Sep-21-05 07:58 AM   #24 
  - Didn't Hospital Corp just get a huge judgment against them....  LeftHander   Sep-21-05 08:03 AM   #25 
  - Yep, $1.7 BILLION -- largest ever settlement of Medicare fraud  Bozita   Sep-21-05 08:52 AM   #27 
  - What a f**king hypocrite!!! The important part of that story is  BrklynLiberal   Sep-21-05 08:17 AM   #26 
  - Worried?  sfexpat2000   Sep-21-05 09:13 AM   #28 
  - How does this qualify as a blind trust?  gratuitous   Sep-21-05 10:27 AM   #33 
  - "Martha Stewart went to jail for less"  Democat   Sep-21-05 12:35 PM   #35 
  - If this ain't trading on "material inside information," the laws need to  indepat   Sep-21-05 10:29 AM   #34 
  - We got another doc...  fshrink   Sep-21-05 01:05 PM   #36 
  - Rather fortunate for Dr. Fristian the trustee sold before the big drop.  Roland99   Sep-21-05 01:10 PM   #37 
  - Senator [Frist] Sold Stock Before Price Dropped  wicasa   Sep-21-05 02:24 PM   #38 
  - This is  Ben Ceremos   Sep-21-05 02:24 PM   #39 
  - Where would you or I be spending much time if we traded on material  indepat   Sep-21-05 02:24 PM   #40 
  - Sounds like insider trading to me..  NoAmericanTaliban   Sep-21-05 02:24 PM   #41 
  - Insider trading was my thought too.  cornermouse   Sep-21-05 08:13 PM   #47 
  - It was also before it hit its 52 week high.  toopers   Sep-21-05 02:24 PM   #42 
  - Huh, it was after. He started selling his shares July 1st and his kids  VegasWolf   Sep-21-05 09:10 PM   #48 
  - Remember, kids, it's perfectly fine if a Republican does it.  Arkana   Sep-21-05 02:24 PM   #43 
  - HCA's 6 and 12 month Stock Price Charts  420inTN   Sep-21-05 09:46 PM   #50 
  - Is there no end?  jmauller   Sep-21-05 09:37 PM   #49 
  - New NYT article on Frist's possible insider trading FINALLY mentions  Nothing Without Hope   Sep-22-05 02:51 AM   #55 
  - WaPo: " seven senior HCA executives sold 574,882 shares worth $19,942,610"  understandinglife   Sep-22-05 07:16 AM   #56 
  - But he's just a kindly humanitarian physician  Erika   Sep-22-05 07:16 AM   #57 
  - Nah ... Martha went to jail for a less  The Traveler   Sep-22-05 07:16 AM   #58 
     - All true,but the big question is..will he get prosecuted for it???  BrklynLiberal   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #59 
     - Big question. Short answer..... n o.  krkaufman   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #60 
        - I am sorry to have to agree with you.  BrklynLiberal   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #61 
        - Bush was never prosecuted for the same offense; so why should Frist? n/t  krkaufman   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #63 
        - Of course not.  The Traveler   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #62 
           - "this public storm" ... is going to dwarf Rita, imho.  understandinglife   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #66 
     - Would truly enjoy having Martha make exactly that point -- maybe ..  understandinglife   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #64 
     - She sure did.  grytpype   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #65 
  - i posted thread on this subject from NYT  dajoki   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #67 
  - IOKIYAR!  reformedluddite   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #68 
  - $10 says Bushie would pardon him.  merwin   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #69 
  - I'll take that bet after we put Bush in jail ;)  understandinglife   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #70 
  - Is this the same HCA that was caught scamming Medicaid?  Nostradammit   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #71 
  - Yep, the largest settlement ever for Medicare FRAUD -- $1.7 BILLION  Bozita   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #75 
     - Yeah, Medicare, that's it.  Nostradammit   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #76 
  - Martha Stewart went to "Yale" for less.  pa28   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #72 
  - She was convicted of Obstructing Justice not insider trading  MaineDem   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #81 
  - FRY THE CROOKED RICH FUCKERS!!! for alot longer than Martha was ...  NVMojo   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #73 
  - I worked for one of these for-profit chains, they can know a month ahead  NVMojo   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #74 
  - "no insider trading" - but how often do top stock owners sell  salin   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #77 
  - INSIDER TRADING. Keep repeating.  Rockholm   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #78 
  - Even if he never gets convicted on this, this is a nice little smear.  Zynx   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #79 
  - Did Frist know before he went to New Orleans to do his medical  0007   Sep-22-05 07:17 AM   #80 
  - What about our Commander in Chief then?  savemefromdumbya   Sep-22-05 10:19 AM   #82 
  - That G-D- MuthaFrister!  boloboffin   Sep-22-05 11:44 AM   #83 
 

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