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I Guess They Didn’t Like The Way He Looked

posted by James Haggerty  |  June 20, 2013

News comes yesterday that George Zimmer, founder and ubiquitous spokesman for men’s retailer Men’s Wearhouse, was fired.  With his continuing role in Men’s Wearhouse television commercials, Zimmer was enough of a business celebrity that his termination rated a full length story in The New York Times.  As much as Zimmer’s fame, though, his firing is bigger news for…


Bingo! FINRA Executive Resigns Due To Charitable Gaming Fraud

posted by James Haggerty  |  June 15, 2013

In the “you can’t make this stuff up” department: a top official for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) resigned yesterday after information surfaced that he had been convicted of a felony for stealing the proceeds of a charitable bingo game in 1993. Michael C. Atkins, a 20-year veteran of FINRA, managed the agency’s work…