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Cheney Killed Bambi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:52 PM
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Lawyer’s Arrest in Canada Has His Firm in Chaos
Source: New York Times

Marc Stuart Dreier, a high-living New York lawyer who has a gaggle of celebrity clients and a large firm that bears his name, was released from a Canadian jail on Friday after promising to return to court to face charges that he impersonated another lawyer on Tuesday at the offices of a large Canadian pension fund.

The bizarre arrest and the murky circumstances leading up to it dealt a blow to the 250-person law firm, where the staff at the New York office spent Friday boxing up papers, making copies, calling clients and forwarding press calls to the firm’s spokeswoman, who was unavailable for comment.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/06/nyregion/06lawyer.htm...
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 04:26 AM
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1. Not sure what to make of this story?
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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 06:44 AM
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2. From $50-million deal to $100,000 bail - in a N.Y. minute
It was then, according to the theory advanced by police and industry sources, that Mr. Dreier concocted a complex ruse to gain access to Teachers' offices.

He arranged to meet with the pension fund on Tuesday afternoon – apparently to propose an unrelated deal. The pension fund wasn't interested, and the meeting ended after about 15 minutes.

According to sources, Mr. Dreier, allegedly posing as Teachers' senior legal counsel Michael Padfield, had arranged to meet a Fortress executive at the pension fund's headquarters that afternoon to provide him the fake guarantee for the $50-million investment.

One source familiar with the matter said that after his brief meeting with Teachers, Mr. Dreier asked if he could use one of the fund's small conference rooms while he was waiting for his private plane to prepare to take him back to New York.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.2008...

The article has some more further on.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:12 AM
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3. Very weird!
It sounds like the guy is losing it, imo.
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Cheney Killed Bambi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:33 AM
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5. extremely weird
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 09:16 AM
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4. strange story. Christmas party cancelled also.


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