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
Companies Use Courts to Silence Critics and the Media
They end up losing, but they put a chill on those who are critical.
How About an Occupy New York Stock Exchange?
While protesters are arrested on Wall Street, the bourse's traders take money that's not theirs.
Who Says Democrats Don't Love Wall Street?
They rely on each other -- politicians get money, and the financial industry forgoes stricter rules.
Democratic Platform Isn't Really Pro-America, But Anti-Romney
Obama is trying to distinguish himself, but there's very little evidence of that.
Romney Could Beat Obama on Trade With China
But will he press the issue and confront that country's unfair monetary policy?
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
What if terrorists used our lax gun laws to their advantage?
America Returns to McCarthyism, With Hypocrisy to Boot
The Chick-fil-A campaign is liberals' turn to deny freedom to others.