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Sun Jul 5, 2020, 10:15 PM

A Trump-Backed Senate Candidate's Hedge Fund Disaster

President Trumpís favored Senate candidate in Alabama, Tommy Tuberville, is known for his career as a college football coach.

But he also had a brief stint as co-owner of a hedge fund. It did not go well.

A little more than a decade ago, after departing from Auburn University where he was head coach, Mr. Tuberville entered into a 50-50 partnership with a former Lehman Brothers broker named John David Stroud. Their ventures, which included TS Capital Management and TS Capital Partners ó T for Tuberville and S for Stroud ó turned out to be a financial fraud. Mr. Stroud was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Mr. Tuberville was sued by investors, who accused him of fraud and violating his fiduciary duty to take care of their investments; he reached a private settlement in 2013.

The episode has been seldom discussed in Mr. Tubervilleís Republican primary campaign for the Senate, in which his opponent in the July 14 runoff is Jeff Sessions, the former senator and attorney general who became an object of Mr. Trumpís ire after recusing himself from the Russia inquiry. The winner will face Doug Jones, considered perhaps the most vulnerable Democrat in the battle for control of the Senate.


Looks as if ol' Tommy has the Republican qualifications to run for the Senate.

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Sun Jul 5, 2020, 10:20 PM

1. I don't watch college football. his name reminds me of a character in a children's book - a talking

tuba, perhaps???

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