Gary Weiss

Gary Weiss has covered Wall Street wrongdoing for almost a quarter century. His coverage of stock fraud at BusinessWeek won many awards, and included a cover story, "The Mob on Wall Street," which exposed mob infiltration of brokerages. He uncovered the Salomon Brothers bond-trading scandal, and wrote extensively on the dangers posed by hedge funds, Internet fraud and out-of-control leverage. He was a contributing editor at Conde Nast Porfolio, writing about the people most intimately involved in the financial crisis, from Timothy Geithner to Bernard Madoff. His book "Born to Steal" (Warner Books: 2003), described the Mafia's takeover of brokerage houses in the 1990s. "Wall Street Versus America" (Portfolio: 2006) was an account of investor rip-offs. He blogs at garyweiss.blogspot.com.

Recent Articles By The Author

What Akin, Ryan and Romney Have in Common

What Akin, Ryan and Romney Have in Common

In sum, a lack of conviction to be outrageous.

Paul Ryan's Skeleton in the Closet

Paul Ryan's Skeleton in the Closet

Mitt Romney should have checked. Ryan's still an adherent of Ayn Rand, the extremist-capitalist.

Wisconsin Shooting Leads to a Terrifying Thought

Wisconsin Shooting Leads to a Terrifying Thought

What if terrorists used our lax gun laws to their advantage?

America Returns to McCarthyism, With Hypocrisy to Boot

America Returns to McCarthyism, With Hypocrisy to Boot

The Chick-fil-A campaign is liberals' turn to deny freedom to others.

Short-Selling Ban Tomfoolery in Italy, Spain

Short-Selling Ban Tomfoolery in Italy, Spain

History has proven such bans do more harm than good.