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MCGRAW-HILL AND BUSINESS WEEK COVER UP THE CRIMES OF GARY WEISS- INCLUDING THEFT; COVERING UP THE MURDERS OF AL CHALEM AND MAIER LEHMANN; AND FRONTING FOR THE RUSSIAN MOB

CERTIFIED MAIL   7002 2410 0004 6562 3688

RETURN RECIEPT REQUESTED

 

Edward Manfredonia

8337 St. James Avenue

Apt. 4B

Elmhurst, New York 11373

21 March 2003

 

Mr. Vartan Gregorian

President

Carnegie Corporation of New York

437 Madison Avenue

New York, N Y 10022

 

Dear Mr. Gregorian:

 

I must state that I regret the length of this letter, but it is necessary for a most serious purpose.  I also regret the exhibits but the magnitude of the cover up at Business Week necessitates these numerous exhibits.

 

It is with deep regret that I address this missive to you.  I must request the immediate termination of three important employees of McGraw Hill.  These three employees are:

  1. Stephen Shepard, Publisher of Business Week
  2. Gary Weiss, reporter for Business Week
  3. Kenneth Vittor, McGraw Hill Counsel

 

My credentials for requesting these dismissals are substantive.  I am the success behind the cover story, Scandal On Wall Street, which appeared in the Business Week issue of 26 April 1999.  Gary Weiss wrote this story.

 

But the most shocking story is that Louis Miceli and Robert VanCaneghan, two governors of the American Stock Exchange, were involved in the laundering of drug money via the Cayman Islands and that Louis Miceli was involved in the drug smuggling.

 

My reasons for this are explicit:

  1. Expense Account Fraud, or as Gary Weiss said:  Business Week allows us to cheat on our expense accounts.   Stephen Shepard permits this.
  2. Cover up of lies in an article, A Message From The Mob, which was authored by Gary Weiss and appeared in the 20 December 1999 issue of Business Week.  No reporter and his publisher, who print lies to advance their careers, can ever be permitted to remain at their positions.
  3. The interview with Arthur Levitt, which served as a hagiography of Levitt, and omitted Levitt’s cover up of massive crime at the American Stock Exchange
  4. Weiss’ lies to Stephen Shepard concerning other stories- especially concerning illegal trading on the New York Stock Exchange
  5. The refusal of Weiss to investigate price fixing in the Exchange Traded Funds and the amount involved exceeded three hundred million dollars per annum
  6. The agreement between the American Stock Exchange and Business Week so that Business Week would broadcast from the American Stock Exchange in return for not running negative articles about the American Stock Exchange.

 

I now shall present shocking information that should have precluded any cooperation with the American Stock Exchange in any business venture.  Weiss knew from me and from other sources that former governors of the American Stock Exchange, Louis Miceli and Robert VanCaneghan, who were not mentioned in the article, Scandal On Wall Street were involved in narcotics smuggling and money laundering- and Weiss has the proof.  (I shall later provide the details.)  Note:  Weiss has copies of my letters to FBI Agent Joseph Yastremski concerning money laundering.

 

 

Expense Account Fraud

While working over a two year period with Gary Weiss on the story, Scandal On Wall Street on the story, Scandal On Wall Street, Gary Weiss informed me that Stephen Shepard had permitted employees of Business Week to use their Business Week expense accounts for personal use.  Weiss told me that this was widespread throughout Business Week.

 

Lies in the Story, A Message From the Mob?

As I recounted in the enclosed missive, addressed to Harold McGraw, dated 26 October 2000, certified mail 7099 3220 0000 6715 6043, and another missive dated 5 October 2001, I exposed the lies of Weiss in this story.  Weiss had been told by Richard Greenberg, an associate producer of 60 Minutes, that 60 Minutes would have Weiss appear if he were to write a book about the Mafia on Wall Street.  For several years Weiss had been peddling his book about the Mafia on Wall Street to several publishers and had not met with success.

 

An opportunity arose in November 1999 for Weiss to lie and to advance his book.  In his story, A Message From The Mob?, Weiss lied to have his book published.  I had provided Weiss with a great deal of information concerning Harbor Securities, including the fact that Michael Frayler, a former member of the New York Stock Exchange who had been indicted on charges of illegal trading and whom Gary had met, had served as a “presence for Chalem” and had accompanied Chalem on many business meetings.  Furthermore, Frayler knew facts about the case before they had been released- including the fact that blood had been found at the scene, which did not match that of either victim.  (Frayler informed me of this information before it had become public knowledge.)  Frayler also informed me that Chalem had not been involved with the Italian Mafia but had business dealings with the Russian Mob.  As Frayler recounted he had attended high school with many Mafia members and that he had never met a “mob guy (Italian)” with Chalem- only Russians mobsters.  Frayler boasted to me that he knew many Mafia members from his high school.  And this is most important:  That after Frayler’s indictment on illegal trading, Sulmasy hired Frayler as a risk manager at the insistence of Al Chalem.

 

I had also provided Weiss with information concerning the involvement of the American Stock Exchange in Harbor Securities.  I had informed Weiss that Joel Lovett, Vice Chairman of the American Stock Exchange, had been deeply involved with Harbor Securities.  After Lovett’s forced resignation from the American Stock Exchange, Joel Lovett frequented the offices of Harbor Securities.  I gave Weiss a copy of a taped conversation with Guy Velardi in which Guy Velardi stated that:

  1. Joel Lovett was an investor in Harbor Securities
  2. Joel Lovett was present in the offices of Harbor Securities when I taped, at the insistence of Gary Weiss, this conversation
  3. Evan Lovett, a specialist at the American Stock Exchange, was trading for the account of Gene Neale
  4. He (Velardi) did not like what was going on at Harbor Securities

 

The last is very important because during the taped conversation I asked Velardi if it were Mob, meaning Mafia, and Guy Velardi replied:  “No.  It’s some other people.”  And Weiss has the tape.

 

Note:  After Weiss had stated to me that, upon publication of the article Scandal On Wall Street, Velardi had criticized me for the article, I let it be known that Velardi had provided me with information concerning criminal activity at the American Stock Exchange.  Warren Sulmasy promptly evicted Velardi from the offices of Harbor Securities.  I wished it to be known that Velardi had been thrown out of various options crowds for attempting to get into trades to which he was not entitled.

 

I also informed Weiss that I had been contacted by employees of Sage Clearing.  These employees had asked me if I could assist Sage in recovering the $4 million dollars with which Warren Sulmasy, the President of Harbor Securities and a former member of the American Stock Exchange, had absconded.  It is here that I must note that a significant amount of the funding for Harbor Securities came from members and officers of the American Stock Exchange.

 

Weiss also refused to contact other individuals who had been prominent in the affairs of Harbor Securities, including Shea Halligan and Al Santamaria.  Halligan was an officer of Harbor Securities who resigned because Sulmasy was keeping the money to himself.  Santamaria was a close friend of Sulmasy, who left Harbor Securities because Sulmasy had not kept his promise of easy money to him.  Both Santamaria and Halligan were former AMEX members.  Weiss also refused to obtain a listing of investors in Harbor Securities.

 

But the most damning part was that Weiss had asked me not to provide my information to any other reporter because he was working on a story.  When I questioned Weiss as to why he was not contacting my sources, Weiss lied to me and told me that he had a source that would directly connect the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) to Harbor Securities and that he would then contact my sources.  Weiss once again asked me not to reveal my sources to other individuals.

 

But the proof of Weiss’ damned lies is that when the New York Times ran a story about the murders of Chalem and Lehman, Warren Sulmasy telephoned Michael Frayler and asked Frayler why he had provided this information to the New York Times.  Frayler denied this- but that is sufficient proof that Weiss lied.

 

Even more damning is the fact that in March 2001, Edwin Crooks, a governor of the AMEX, had boasted to several AMEX members that the government was covering up the case of Harbor Securities because of the involvement of AMEX members in Harbor Securities.  Crooks, who lived in Colts Neck, stated that Lehman was also a target of the killers because Lehman had informed.  Crooks then elaborated and stated that this could happen to Manfredonia.

 

Ed Crooks committed suicide in July 2002 because I was relentlessly exposing his criminal activity- even to his employer Goldman Sachs.

 

Kenneth Vittor responded to my missive, dated 26 October 2000, addressed to Harold McGraw.  Vittor threatened to sue me.  When I wrote to Mr. McGraw and asked for an investigation by the outside counsel.  This never occurred.  It is for this reason that I am requesting the termination of Kenneth Vittor.  Shepard lied to cover up for Weiss.  And Vittor refused to investigate.

 

Interview with Arthur Levitt

According to sources at the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), especially Sal Sodano, Chairman and Edwin Crooks, a governor, Arthur Levitt granted this interview to Business Week to counter the article, Scandal On Wall Street.  According to Gary Weiss Stephen Shepard was ecstatic to have this exclusive interview, which resulted in a hagiographic article.

 

After the article, Scandal On Wall Street, appeared, Weiss received several telephone calls from Securities and Exchange Commission attorneys, who stated that Arthur Levitt had ordered the SEC not to investigate the AMEX.  During the preparation of the article, Weiss provided me with information concerning the identity of one SEC attorney who stated to Weiss that he (the SEC attorney) had been ordered by Levitt not to investigate the American Stock Exchange.  When I questioned Weiss as to why these comments had not been included in the article, Weiss informed me that Stephen Shepard had told him that he wished to run a favorable article about Levitt.  It must here be noted that Arthur Levitt was a partner in the disreputable firm, Carter Berlin Weill and Levitt and that Arthur Levitt was made a partner to halt investigations by New York State into any questionable practices of Carter Berlind Weill and Levitt.

 

Weiss’ Lies Concerning the New York Stock Exchange

Weiss was anxious to promote his book on the Mafia.  Weiss also knew that I wished to write a book about crime on Wall Street, so Weiss could not grant me credit for any stories.  Thus after the article, A Street Scandal That May Not Die, which appeared in the   issue of Business Week, many individuals were willing to cooperate with Gary Weiss.  But Gary Weiss had another agenda- he wished to promote the prospects of his book on the Mafia on Wall Street.  So Weiss lied to Stephen Shepard.  Weiss did not inform Shepard that he was approaching publishers with a book- as required by Business Week policy.  Weiss wished to write articles about stock fraud and the Mafia- so Weiss wrote a review of Boiler Room, a movie about stock fraud.  Weiss wrote an article about some Mafia figure.

 

My sources provided me with much information concerning the illegal trading on the New York Stock Exchange:

  1. A floor broker had argued with Jimmy Jacobson, a Vice Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, concerning the illegal trading of Christine Beyer
  2. William Johnston, President of the New York Stock Exchange, when he was Vice Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, had illegally traded stocks, including AT&T, in which he was the specialist for an illegal personal account which Johnston maintained at Spear Leeds and Kellogg
  3. William Johnston had an NYSE floor broker, John Ruane, illegally trade for him
  4. One of the Savarese brothers wished to speak to him
  5. Christine Beyer pleaded guilty because the U S Attorney threatened to indict her father, Frank Beyer, a partner in Henderson Brothers, for illegally trading stocks in which he was the specialist for the illegal trading account of his daughter, Christine
  6. Angelo Menenghello, who pleaded guilty to illegal trading, stated that in the report of the United States Attorney to Judge Rakoff, there were several lies.  These lies were purposely made to minimize the extent of the illegal trading and the U S Attorney falsely stated that Menenghello had no other conversations concerning illegal trading than with the indicted floor brokers.  Menenghello’s notes stated differently
  7. According to Frayler, the initiating U S Attorney Rose Gill (?) wished a much larger indictment, but was overruled by Mary Jo White
  8. Ed Mugger wished to speak to Weiss after his sentencing, but Weiss never contacted him.  Muegger informed me that Richard Grasso, Chairman of the NYSE, knew of the illegal trading.
  9. The illegal trading involved a profit which over its span exceeded two billion dollars
  10. And much more

 

Whenever Stephen Shepard questioned Weiss concerning developments at the New York Stock Exchange, Weiss falsely replied that nothing was happening.  And Stephen Shepard refused to do anything even when Angelo Menenghello wrote a letter to Shepard concerning the lack of interest in the NYSE scandal.  Weiss, a blatant liar, decried Menenghello to Shepard as a convicted felon, who wished to clear his name.  Weiss would ruin anyone to save his putrid flesh.

 

Weiss’ Refusal to Investigate Price Fixing in the Exchange Traded Funds (ETF)

In February 2000 I was informed that there had existed massive price fixing in the Exchange Traded Funds and that the profits accrued were more excessive than that of price fixing in options.  The illegal profits:  a minimum of $300 million per annum.

 

Many individuals wished to speak to Weiss concerning the illegal trading.  These Market Makers at the AMEX wished to report how Richard Robinson of Trading Analysis and his staff, especially Aaron Rolley, covered up illegal trading.  Market Makers had reported front running (trading ahead of customer orders) by Goldman Sachs and excessive price gouging by Spear Leeds and Kellogg and Susquehanna in various ETF’s.

 

Weiss stated to me that Shepard did not wish to cover the AMEX- even after I argued that it would be an excellent follow up article to prove the American Stock Exchange was continuing its criminal activity.  Weiss informed me that Shepard did not care about the AMEX.

 

The Agreement Between the American Stock Exchange and Business Week

The American Stock Exchange did not wish Business Week to write any more unfavorable articles concerning illegal trading at the American Stock Exchange.  So the American Stock Exchange offered Business Week a great deal.  The American Stock Exchange permitted Business Week to operate a broadcast program from the floor of the AMEX.  My sources for this information were Edwin Crooks, a governor of the AMEX; Joseph Palmeri, a governor of the AMEX; Peter Quick, President of the AMEX; Sal Sodano, Chairman of the AMEX; and, even, Tony Boglioli, Vice Chairman of the AMEX.

 

Drug Dealing and Narcotics Smuggling at the American Stock Exchange

When Gary Weiss was investigating the story about crime at the AMEX, Weiss interviewed at least one other AMEX member who knew of the involvement of Louis Miceli and Robert VanCaneghan in money laundering and Louis Miceli in narcotics smuggling.  I told Weiss that I had never mentioned this to him because it was too fantastic and that he might not believe me.

 

This AMEX member had been questioned by FBI Agent Joseph Yastremski concerning the stock fraud, PNF, and had threatened this individual with arrest for aiding money laundering and narcotics smuggling.  This AMEX member knew nothing of these criminal activities.

 

FBI Agent Yastremski had asked for my assistance in uncovering this money laundering and narcotics smuggling.  Yastremski used me much like Gary Weiss and a lying attorney, Bill Singer, who is a source for Weiss and whom Weiss described to me as sleazy.

 

Weiss asked me if I had taped any conversations with FBI Agent Yastremski.  I replied that I had only taped conversations after he had advised me to tape,

 

Weiss has copies of the following missives addressed to FBI Agent Joseph Yastremski concerning money laundering:

  1. Dated 6 June 1994.  This missive described the money laundering of Jamaican drug money by Ken Silverman
  2. Dated 7 June 1995, certified mail Z 116 577 684.  This missive named the accountant and lawyer who set up the illegal accounts.
  3. Dated 29 June 1995, certified mail Z 798 603 137.  This missive stated that James Ore, an AMEX member, and the AMEX knew of the money laundering.

 

I wish to state that Arthur Levitt utilized his influence to protect drug smugglers and money launderers at the American Stock Exchange.

 

I have also enclosed a copy of a document, which proves that I had been wired by the FBI.

 

The American Stock Exchange is for sale.  I have enclosed copies of two missives, which I have sent to discourage the sale of the American Stock Exchange.  Both of these letters discuss the money laundering at the American Stock Exchange.

 

The first was sent to Mr. Hans-Ulrich Doe rig, Vice Chairman of the Board of Credit Suisse, and is dated 22 January 2003, registered mail.

 

The second was sent to Mr. William Harrison, Chairman JP Morgan Chase, and is dated 8 March 2003, certified mail 7002 0860 0005 0271 8251.

 

If there are any problems I suggest that you contact my attorney:

Mr. Michael Bressler

Suite 300

36 West 44th Street

New York, N Y 10036

 

His telephone number is 212 921 5941

 

Any legal papers should be sent to Mr. Bressler.

 

Business Week owes me an apology.

 

Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Edward Manfredonia

 

PS  In October 2000 Verizon checked out my telephone line and informed me that there was an additional wire to the telephone.  Verizon did not write this in the report.  I asked an attorney, Bill T. Singer, a deceiver, if he would arrange for someone to check my telephone.  Singer, who had promised to assist me in obtaining my FBI files and later reneged, waited one week to respond to me.  (His wife was ill.)  The individual who he arranged to check out my telephone was incompetent.  He did not check out the telephone box and performed such a cursory inspection that he damaged my bell.  It was obvious that Singer did not wish to expose the AMEX.

 

The next year Singer attempted to use me to launch a class action lawsuit in the various ETF’s.  I agreed to a certain extent.  Singer arranged a meeting with the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department.  I met with Hayes Gorey and George Baranko.  They investigated but informed Singer that they could not use any information, which I had provided.  They told Singer that they had been instructed to ignore my information.  When I asked Singer why, he said that he did not know.

 

Singer refused to obtain my FBI and SEC files as he had promised me if I would assist him.  I refused to assist Singer.  Singer lied to me and can never be trusted.

 

The fix is in with the federal government.  Covering up rape, murder, narcotics smuggling, money laundering and innumerable financial crimes because Arthur Levitt wished these crimes to be covered up.  And Business Week assisted after it received its compensation.

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CRAZY EDDIE, SAM ANTAR, HOWARD SIROTA AND THE SECOND CONNING OF CRAZY EDDIE

CRAZY EDDIE, SAM ANTAR, HOWARD SIROTA AND THE SECOND CONNING OF CRAZY EDDIE

 

There are actually two stories of the scam, Crazy Eddie.

 

Everyone knows the story of the first scam. Crazy Eddie defrauded thousands of investors.

 

But it is the second conning of Crazy Eddie that is the bigger scam.

 

What is not known is that Howard Sirota, the class action attorney who sued Crazy Eddie Antar on behalf of the thousands of defrauded investors, was a personal friend of Crazy Eddie Antar. After winning an award of $300 million in the class action trial, Howard Sirota made no effort to collect the award from Crazy Eddie Antar.

 

How do I know? Howard Sirota did not enter the judgment into the record. Sirota later blamed Judge Nickerson for this error. But Howard Sirota could have entered the judgment into the record. Sirota made no effort to have the judgment entered into the record. This means that Howard Sirota made no effort to collect the judgment- or his legal fee.  Howard Sirota admitted that he had not entered the judgment into the record on CNBC- after it was revealed that Crazy Eddie Antar wanted to sell the rights to his life story.

 

This destroys the story-line of Sam Antar and Howard Sirota that Sam “the Scam” Antar provided him (Sirota) with much needed assistance. Sam Antar knew that Howard Sirota had not entered the judgment into the record; ergo, Sam Antar knew that Howard Sirota could not collect the judgment. Thus, Sam Antar has engaged in a charade for a number of years. Sam Antar has willfully and knowingly lied.

 

But why?

 

Howard Sirota was a childhood friend of Crazy Eddie- and Sirota had not notified the Court that he had a personal relationship with Crazy Eddie Antar. And it has become manifest that since Sirota had not entered the judgment into the record, Sirota had no intention of collecting the judgment and the entire class action lawsuit was a charade.

 

Currently Sam Antar and especially his friend, Gary Weiss, another con man, have engaged in a fraud. Journalists, notably, Roddy Boyd, Barry Ritholtz (an attorney), Marie Celarier, etc., have supported Sam Antar and Gary Weiss.  But the question is how could they not know that Sam Antar was continuing his own narrative of the Crazy Eddie scam?

 

Why have they not attacked Sam Antar and Howard Sirota and Gary Weiss for this charade?

 

Howard Sirota is not the type of attorney, who would engage in litigation with the expectation of not being paid.  Sirota would demand to be paid for their legal work. But if Howard Sirota had not entered the judgment, Sirota could not have collected his legal fees. Sirota does not engage in legal work for charity.

I WAS THREATENED BY THE RUSSIAN MOB BECAUSE I WROTE ABOUT THE MURDERS OF AL CHALEM AND MAIER LEHMANN. GARY WEISS LIED ABOUT THE MURDERS

CERTIFIED MAIL 7008 3230 0000 2988 7546

Edward Manfredonia

Financial Reporter

8337 St. James Avenue

Apt. 4B

Elmhurst, NY 11373

22 May 2012

Ms. Janice Fedaryck

Assistant Director in Charge

New York Field Office

26 Federal Plaza

New York, NY 10278-0004

212 384 1000

 

Dear Assistant Director Fedaryck:

 

On the evening of 18 May 2012 I received a death threat.  It is my belief that this death threat involves my attempts to uncover the truth behind the murders of Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann in October 1999.

 

I received several phone calls from different phone numbers.  All telephone calls came from  the 718 261 exchange.  This exchange is located in Forest Hills; one of the major homes of the Russian Mob.

 

Note:  A friend attended the Bukharin synagogue.  He told me that at night there are meetings of Russian mobsters- replete with Vodka, fish, etc. in the upper floor of the synagogue.  My friend also told me that there is a sophisticated video system inside the synagogue to ensure that no murders are perpetrated in the synagogue itself.  My friend also told me that there was a full length portrait of the Russian gangster, who laundered money and who was murdered on the street during a federal trial.  My friend said, and this I could not verify, that the son set up the father.  Both were on trial in federal court.

 

Below is a list of the phone calls.

 

At 8:17 PM I received a phone call from 718 261 0560.  I did not answer the phone.  I returned this phone call at the following times:  8:21 PM, 8:22 PM, 8:32 PM and 8:41 PM.  Each time I received a busy signal.

 

At 8:18 PM I received a phone call from 718  261 1520.  I did not answer the phone.

 

At 8:20 PM I received a phone call from 718 261 0569.  I did not answer this phone call.  I returned this phone call at 8:21 PM and immediately again at 8:21 PM (two phone calls at 8:21 PM).  I received a busy signal each time.

 

At 8:25 PM I received a phone call from 718 261 1330.  I did not answer this phone call.  I returned this phone call at 8:31 PM and 9:05 PM.  I received a busy signal on both calls.

 

Finally at 9:09 PM I received a phone call from 718 261 1384.  I was able to answer this phone call.  The person, who made this phone call, said:  “I’ll kill you.”  This was a man.  The voice was low.

 

I returned this phone call from 718 261 3514 at 9:11 PM; 9:14 PM; and 9:14 PM (two phone calls at 9:14 PM).  Each time I received a busy signal.

 

I know that this life-threatening phone call from 718 261 1384 is connected to Warren Sulmasy and my inquiries into the murders of Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann.

 

On 13 May 2012 I received an e-mail from Warren Sulmasy concerning information, which had been posted on my website, edward-manfredonia.com.  The information, which is contained in my federal lawsuit to obtain my files at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Justice.  My lawsuit linked Warren Sulmasy and his former trading firm Harbor Securities to the murders of Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann.  Sulmasy was not happy with my portrayal of him as a willing conspirator in the stock frauds of Chalem and Lehmann.  Sulmasy has pertinent information concerning the murders of Chalem and Lehmann.

 

Sulmasy contacted me via my hotmail account, edwallstr@.  Sulmasy was upset that I had this information on my website, edward-manfredonia.com for three years- and on several other websites since 1998.

 

On 13 May 2012 I responded to Sulmasy’s e-mail.  In my e-mail, a copy of which I have provided, I delineated my sources of information.  I provided the names of Evan Lovett, Joel Lovett (then Vice Chairman of the American Stock Exchange and a former washing machine repair man for Sears), Michael Frayler, George Roeser, Guy Velardi, Robert Ganbarg, Al Santamaria, Shea Halligan, etc.  Each of these individuals, with the exception of Michael Frayler, had been a member of the American Stock Exchange.  Frayler had been a member of the New York Stock Exchange and maintained the trading records of Al Chalem.

 

In a subsequent e-mail Sulmasy offered to provide me with information on Joel Lovett and his son Evan Lovett if I would delete Sulmasy’s name from my website.  Sulmasy provided me with one tidbit.  Sulmasy stated that he heard that Joel Lovett, who was the specialist in Lotus at the time, had received information concerning a takeover of Lotus.  I said that Joseph Greenwald, who had pleaded guilty to insider trading in Motel 6 had provided this information to Joel via Greenwald’s brother Jonathan Frey, who was a partner of Joel Lovett.

 

It is my belief that Sulmasy realized that I knew too much and he could not trade information with me.  So perhaps Sulmasy’s friends decided to threaten me as a means of dissuasion.

 

I had received a death threat when I was researching an article, “Ex-Wall Street Trader’s Shadow Raises Questions In Canada,” which appeared in The Black Star News on 27 November 2007.  This article discussed the money laundering activities of Louis Miceli and Robert VanCaneghan and the drug smuggling business of Louis Miceli- both members of the American Stock Exchange.  The death threat was discussed in “Two Death Threats In Last Month For Black Star,” which appeared in The Black Star News on 4 December 2009.  Of course the death threat did not deter me.

 

But there is something even more dishonorable than death threats from drug dealers and stock fraud artists.  Tom Wornom, an Assistant District Attorney, personally permitted Even Lovett to sell drugs and to run an illegal gambling ring at the American Stock Exchange.  In March 1995 Wornom picked me up as a favor to Joel Lovett- utilizing an unsigned complaint.  Wornom knew that there was an FBI investigation into the American Stock Exchange and the money laundering activities of Louis Miceli and Robert VanCaneghan, members of the Board of the American Stock Exchange; the narcotics smuggling of Louis Miceli aboard his private boat, The Jaded Lady; the stock fraud PNF, which was run by Al Avasso, a front for the Italian Mafia with the assistance of Miceli and VanCaneghan who were the specialists.

 

In 1993 Robert VanCaneghan admitted to members of the Board of the American Stock Exchange that he had sexually assaulted/raped his female employees.  Wornom asked me questions about the rapes.  I was evasive.  Afterwards Wornom telephoned the Amex and said that “no penetration had occurred.”  Wornom covered up a series of rapes as a favor to Arthur Levitt.  This information came from Joseph Palmeri, Jonathan Frey, Joel Lovett, Evan Lovett, and so many others.

 

Now I know that VanCaneghan had raped his female clerks.  I stood outside the door of the office of Miceli-VanCaneghan, which was located at 74 Trinity Place, when Ed Guttmann, who at the time was in charge of the Bear Stearns operations at the Amex, screamed at VanCaneghan for sexually  assaulting/raping his female employees, who at the time were employees of Bear Stearns.

 

Wornom protected a confessed serial rapist and then threatened to arrest me for asking Joel Lovett to cooperate with the FBI in an investigation of the rapes.  This was ordered by Robert Morgenthau.

 

Wornom said that my life could be threatened by Evan Lovett, who at that time was involved with the Russian Mob in strip clubs, narcotics and gambling, and if I were to respond, I would be arrested.

 

But in the end I have won.

 

When the American Stock Exchange was for sale and the prospectus was presented to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, I wrote to these stock exchanges.  My letters, in which I included a copy of “Scandal On Wall Street,” and several missives to federal judges, convinced these stock exchanges not to purchase the Amex.  The price was to be $1 billion.

 

Eventually the Amex was sold to the New York Stock Exchange for $280 million- quite a drop in price.  Only the NYSE would purchase the Amex because the NYSE was itself a RICO entity and an American corporation.  So the NYSE purchased the Amex.  And that was the beginning of the end of the NYSE.

 

In 2010 the Deutsche Borse announced a proposed takeover, which it termed a merger with the NYSE.  Eventually it was announced in the press that the European Commission was looking into the concentration of the derivative business of the NYSE.  This was my opportunity.  I wrote to the members of the European Commission and to various members of the Deutsche Green  Party about the illegal price fixing of options and exchange traded funds at the Amex.

 

In my letters I included a copy of the BusinessWeek cover story, “Scandal On Wall Street,” which exposed price fixing in options.  I included a copy of my article, “Rip-Off:  Wall Street Price Fixing,” which was published in The Black Star News on 17 May 2007.  This article exposed massive price fixing in Exchange Traded Funds at the American Stock Exchange by Goldman Sachs, Spear Leeds and Kellogg and Susquehanna Group.

 

I enclosed a copy of my article, “AIG And Price Manipulation,” which was published in The Black Star News on 5 November 2007.  This article exposed the illegal stock manipulation of the price of AIG by the NYSE specialists in AIG- Goldman Sachs and Spear Leeds and Kellogg.

 

With some letters I enclosed an additional series of articles, which explained the corruption of the Manhattan District Attorney, the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Securities and Exchange Commission in covering up criminal activity on Wall Street.

 

Eventually the European Commission did not permit the merger of the Deutsche Borse and the NYSE to be consummated.  The reason:  the combined entity would create a monopoly of listed derivatives- and of course price rigging in these derivatives.

 

The NYSE is losing money at a fast pace.  Whether it can stay in business is unknown.

 

So Morgenthau’s decision to protect his friends at the Harmonie Club (Alan Greenberg, Arthur Levitt) eventually led to the demise of not only the NYSE, but the collapse of the entire American financial system.

 

So in the end I was vindicated.

 

Unfortunately Morgenthau’s decision to permit the Russian Mob to takeover Harbor Securities has led to death threats upon my life.  Wornom said that Alan Umbria (Italian Mafia) and Evan Lovett (Russian Mob) could threaten my life.  So if I die I must assume that the Manhattan District Attorney could be sued.

 

That would be nice.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Edward Manfredonia

 

PS:  I hope that Tom Wornom does not obtain my cell phone.  He would probably publish my phone number in some Russian newspaper and advertise for hired killers.

 

SAM ANTAR LET CRAZY EDDIE ANTAR KEEP MILLIONS

CERTIFIED MAIL 7007 2560 0001 4998 1324

Edward Manfredonia
8337 St. James Avenue
Apt. 4B
Elmhurst, NY 11373
24 October 2007

Mr. Mark J. Mershon
Assistant Director
Federal Bureau of Investigation
26 Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278

Dear Mr. Mershon:

This is a communication in aid of law enforcement. In a letter, stamped September 24, 2007, the Department of Justice advised me to contact the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (Copy enclosed)

I have enclosed a copy of my missive, dated 26 May 2007, which missive was addressed to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales of the Department of Justice. In this missive I have stated that “Crazy” Eddie Antar has illegally kept in excess of $30 million, which money was stolen from the American public in the stock fraud of Crazy Eddie, an electronics retailer.

This sum of money, in excess of $30 million and possibly as much as $100 million, resides in Israeli Banks- and is being laundered into the United States.

This information was provided to me by a cousin of Eddie Antar and his friend. I met these two individuals in New York City during September 2005.

Furthermore, these two individuals provided me with an interesting lacuna of information, which I did not understand at that time. These two sources, a cousin of Eddie Antar and his friend who had accompanied him, stated that the attorneys had permitted Eddie Antar and his relatives to keep this money.

Eddie Antar’s cousin, and this information was confirmed by his friend, stated that the attorney had permitted Eddie Antar and his relatives to keep some of their money that they had obtained via the stock fraud, Crazy Eddie. Eddie Antar’s cousin further identified this individual as a Syrian Jew from Brooklyn.

At the time I believed that Eddie Antar’s cousin was referring to Eddie Antar’s defense attorney. I believed that the lead class action attorney in the Crazy Eddie class action was Milberg Weiss. I was wrong. The lead attorney was Sirota & Sirota.

Further research into this quagmire revealed that the law firm of Sirota & Sirota. It was the law firm of Sirota & Sirota, which permitted Eddie Antar and his wives to keep their stolen money.

The rationale of the law firm of Sirota & Sirota was logical. The law firm explained to Eddie Antar this: Give us a large sum of money. You can keep millions of dollars.

Sincerely,

 

Edward Manfredonia

GARY WEISS, EVAN LOVETT AND THE RUSSIAN MOB: A PRECIS

Gary Weiss knew everything. Evan Lovett is the son of Joel Lovett, at the time Vice Chairman of the American Stock Exchange. Joel Lovett actively supported the Russian Mafiya takeover of Harbor Securities. Joel Lovett told Warren Sulmasy that there would be no problem with the Securities and Exchange Commission if the Russian Mob were to takeover Harbor Securities. Joel said that Arthur Levitt, then Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and former Chairman of the American Stock Exchange, would not permit an SEC investigation of Harbor Securities.

 

Evan Lovett, a specialist for Streicher & Co., illegally traded stocks in which Evan was the specialist in an illegal account at Harbor Securities. Eugene Neale provided the funds for Evan Lovett to trade.

 

The bankruptcy filing of Evan Lovett shows that Evan Lovett owed Neale $220,000 and John Delorenzo $60,000 and Harbor Securities $15,000.

 

But Evan Lovett became involved with the Russian Mob in strip clubs. Evan served as a front for the Russians in Florida and Westchester County.

 

Michael Frayler told me about Evan Lovett- as did Sol Reischer and Guy Velardi. George Roeser boasted of Evan’s Russian Mob connections. Note: Reischer and Roeser were specialists at the Amex for Streicher & Co.

 

Michael Frayler thought that Evan was an asshole- all he could talk about was strippers and strip clubs. His wife, a stripper, divorced Evan when he lost the money.

 

There was an amusing moment at the Amex- when some Russian gangsters showed up to collect some money. Evan hid in a toilet cubicle.

GARY WEISS AND ROBERT PRITCHARD COMMITTED PERJURY AND COVERED UP FOR THE RUSSIAN MOB

Gary Weiss committed perjury in Court. This perjury was permitted by Judge Michael D Stallman. Whenever I stated that Gary Weiss had committed perjury, Mickey D would state: “Weiss has sworn …”

The proof of Weiss’ perjury is that he boasted in his book that he had resigned from Business Week on 31 July 2004.

 

Yet Weiss appeared on WNYC TV during the first week of July 2004. Weiss stated on this program that “I have resigned from Business Week after 18 years…” This was prior to 31 July 2004. Weiss’ perjury could easily have been verified in Discovery.

 

But Mickey D wished to protect Weiss and McGraw-Hill.

 

Everyone at McGraw-Hill committed perjury.  Especially Robert Pritchard, Chief of Security. Weiss’ pass had been revoked in Mary 2004; but, Pritchard perpetrated perjury.

 

Pritchard did not care that Weiss was a front for the Russian Mafiya.

 

Gary Weiss and Robert Pritchard protected Russian killers. And now the world has a huge problem with the Russian Mob and the Russian government.

PETER KANN AND THE WALL STREET JOURNAL PROTECT THE ITALIAN MAFIA AND THE RUSSIAN MOB AS A FAVOR TO ARTHUR LEVITT. AND COVER UP THE MURDERS OF AL CHALEM AND MAIER LEHMANN

TO ASSIST THE THIEVES

ADMINDECEMBER 18,2008

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The Journal is being facetious. The editorial page editors know full well that the Chairman and Commissioners of the SEC have been covering up violations of federal securities laws on Wall Street for years.

[The Financial Meltdown]

On today’s editorial page, The Wall Street Journal in a piece titled “To Catch A Thief,” took issue with the inability of the Securities and Exchange Commission to ferret out wrongdoing on Wall Street.

A better title would have been “To Assist The Thieves.”

The Journal claims that the SEC couldn’t do much to prevent Bernard Madoff’s $50 billion fraud because it’s “business as usual,” as if this in itself should exonerate the SEC.

The Journal is being facetious. The editorial page editors know full well that the Chairman and Commissioners of the SEC have been covering up violations of federal securities laws on Wall Street for years.

In one instance, specifically involving the stock fraud of the company PNF, Peter Kann, then publisher of The Journal, ordered his reporters never to either use me as a source or to quote me in The Journal’s pages; a practice that continues to the present even though I was a major source for a front page article dealing with Wall Street corruption in Business Week, in 1999.

PNF was a stock fraud involving the Italian Mafia in the person of Al Avasso, a former member of the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) with a lifetime ban from the securities industry. In a previous stock fraud, Greyhound Electric, Avasso had earned in excess of $20 million, which sum Heinz Grein the architect of Motel 6 insider trading placed into a Luxembourg bank.

Avasso bragged to Steven Lister, Senior Vice President of Compliance, and to Louis Miceli and Robert VanCaneghan, members of the Board of the AMEX and proprietors of the AMEX specialist firm, Miceli-VanCaneghan, that he had earned a vast sum of money and would once again earn $20 million if his latest stock fraud PNF were listed on the AMEX.

So these four horsemen of the apocalypse, plotted their own doomsday scenario to rip off the American public- even though Lister, Miceli, and VanCaneghan knew that Avasso had cheated his non-Mafia participants in his last stock fraud venture.

Lo and behold an AMEX compliance employee, became aware of this fix. So out of benighted self-interest in the hope that he would be promoted if Lister were forced out, this compliance employee informed a Wall Street Journal reporter about this stock fraud and the fact that the Italian Mafia was involved.

Prior to this Wall Street Journal reporter receiving the information, I had actually sent a copy of PNF’s annual report and an explanatory note to another senior reporter at The Journal; I was persona non grata, so I was ignored.

One article dealing with this case was published in The Journal in early July 1992; my understanding was that a follow up article would be an expose of Miceli and VanCaneghan and their financial ties to Avasso. No article followed.

Everyone was mystified. Louis Miceli and Robert VanCaneghan could not resist bragging. The talk was that Arthur Levitt, former Chairman of the AMEX, and members of the Board of the American Stock Exchange, had telephoned Peter Kann and had asked him not to publish the second article about PNF and the finances of Louis Miceli and Robert VanCaneghan.

After I wrote a letter to Kann, stating that serious crimes had been perpetrated at the AMEX and stated that it was his fiduciary responsibility to report Miceli’s and VanCaneghan’s illegal activities, O’Brien told me that he was berated by Kann. Eventually O’Brien moved to The New York Times.

In 1999 there emerged another chance for publisher Kann to redeem himself. In October, Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann, two stock fraud promoters, were murdered in New Jersey.

A Journal reporter working on the story told me that she found out that members of the AMEX were involved in the stock frauds of Chalem and Maier Lehmann, and that Harbor Securities, the day trading firm which the Russian Mob had taken over, was financed by members of the American Stock Exchange; she said she was prevented from writing about this in The Journal.

Not reporting the theft of $4 million from Harbor Securities was inexcusable; not reporting the fact that Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann were linked to members and Board members of the AMEX was heinous.

Arthur Levitt, who at that time was Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission allowed a whitewash of the Harbor Securities imbroglio by not aggressively pursuing an investigation into the Russian Mob links on Wall Street.

So, The Wall Street Journal should stop pontificating and start reporting the truth.