Ok, small consolation here but it’s still entertaining to hear about Lehman Bros CEO getting knocked out after bankrupting the company… He still made out like a bandit, to the tune of $480 million. Fuld should be jailed, his assets should be seized and distributed to the people who lost money… stealing from ppl’s retirement fund is about as reprehensible an act as one can commit. Old people will suffer as a result of this.
The other funny thing is – I’m not sure anyone noticed, but – the hedge fund in question was named Harbinger, as in Harbinger of DOOM. How prophetic.
While former Lehman CEO Richard Fuld was testifying before the House Oversight Committee Oct. 6, CNBC reported he had been punched in the face at the Lehman Brothers gym after it was announced the firm was going bankrupt. CNBC and Vanity Fair contributor Vicki Ward said Fuld was attacked at the gym on a Sunday following the bankruptcy.
“Frankly, I sat there and listened and I’m with the guy who apparently, the day before Barclays announced they were coming in and Lehman had already filed for bankruptcy, went over to him in the gym and punched him because that’s how I feel when I, you know, when I watched that,” Ward said on the Oct. 6 “Power Lunch.” “I didn’t think he was contrite at all, I thought he was arrogant.”
Ward confirmed previous reports about the incident that reportedly occurred Sept. 21 and said the information came from “two very senior sources.”
“From two very senior sources – one incredibly senior source – that he went to the gym after … Lehman was announced as going under. He was on a treadmill with a heart monitor on. Someone was in the corner, pumping iron and he walked over and he knocked him out cold. And frankly after having watched this, I’d have done the same too.
Ward determined Fuld deserved the beating based on his testimony before the committee.