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

JPMorgan's Dimon -- What, Me Worry?

JPMorgan's Dimon -- What, Me Worry?

The consequences of the bank's multibillion-dollar loss won't come to pass.

AIG, Alive Once Again, Is Now Swimming With Sharks

AIG, Alive Once Again, Is Now Swimming With Sharks

Banks that helped cause the insurer's downfall return for more fees.

Ron Paul Will Find a Job in the Romney Administration

Ron Paul Will Find a Job in the Romney Administration

It would be in Romney's best interest. And it would be Paul's last chance to wield real power.

Obama, Using Wal-Mart, Has a Chance to Redeem Himself

Obama, Using Wal-Mart, Has a Chance to Redeem Himself

Will he investigate the company's bribery scandal to show he's tough on corporate malfeasance?

Enron 10 Years After -- From Bad to Worse

Enron 10 Years After -- From Bad to Worse

The energy trader's anniversary reminds us that America isn't serious about fighting corporate fraud.

Oil Speculators: The Damage Is Real

Oil Speculators: The Damage Is Real

As markets turn bearish and pump prices ease, Congress needs to apply the brakes.

First You Screw Up, Then Lie and Finally Die

First You Screw Up, Then Lie and Finally Die

Groupon is following the path of companies with flawed business models.

Even Short-Sellers Get Screwed These Days

Even Short-Sellers Get Screwed These Days

Could it be that a hedge fund got burned by a Wall Street titan?

Afghan Shooter Was Penny-Stock Cold-Caller for Mob-Linked Firm

Afghan Shooter Was Penny-Stock Cold-Caller for Mob-Linked Firm

Robert Bales worked for pump-and-dump firms during the dot-com era.

Obama Leadership Fails in Phony 'JOBS' Act

Obama Leadership Fails in Phony 'JOBS' Act

This legislation will open the door to fraud and ultimately destroy jobs.