NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Over the past year and a half, John Bird has been accused of forgery and stock manipulation, spent more than $100,000 on legal costs and hired a cadre of private detectives in Shanghai -- all in the course of exploring the murky world of small-cap Chinese stocks listed on U.S. exchanges.Bird's wife, Jenny, says all the cloak-and-dagger stuff makes her worry that men with hoods and masks will come for them in the middle of the night. "You've been watching too many Sopranos episodes," her husband replies.
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