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Is Overstock Behind Hedge Fund Testimony?

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On June 29, 2006 @ 11:30 am In Corporate Management,Financial Press | Comments Disabled

Remind me never to piss off Herb Greenberg [1]:

"Herb Greenberg, in his blog on MarketWatch.com, raises an eyebrow about the
testimony delivered at today’s Senate hedge-fund hearing by Demetrios Anifantis,
a former employee of Gradient Analytics. "How independent is Anifantis? Did he
write and/or edit his own testimony? If not, who did? For a clue, look no
further than a copy of the transcript he provided to the Senate Judiciary
Committee," he wrote [1].
(The testimony can be see here [2] (45K Word file). "Scroll down
the ‘file’ menu at the top of the Word document to ‘properties.’ Click on
‘summary.’ It says the author of the report is ‘mgriffin.’ Company: ‘Overstock.’
Who is ‘mgriffin’? Hard to say, for sure, but one attorney representing
Overstock is Mark Griffin, the former director of the Utah Securities division.
Why is ‘mgriffin’ of ‘Overstock’ named as author of the report?"

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Sources:
More questions about a key witness [1]
Jun 28, 2006 – 12:13:50 AM Eastern
:: Written by herb
http://blogs.marketwatch.com/greenberg/2006/06/more_questions_.html

Blog Roll — Morning Edition
[3]
David A. Gaffen
WSJ, June 28, 2006
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115149721057592946.html


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[1] Herb Greenberg: http://blogs.marketwatch.com/greenberg/2006/06/more_questions_.html

[2] here: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/documents/anifantistestimony.doc

[3]
Blog Roll — Morning Edition: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB115149721057592946.html

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