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  •  Thanks for this! (11+ / 0-)

    I'd read references to cocaine and bankers over these last few years, so it's good to hear someone come out with it. It rang true to my one experience with cocaine 40 years ago. It was great, and I was glad I didn't have a regular contact, because I knew I couldn't afford it ;)

    Following your links and others from them, I found this from 2009:

    Jailed Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff used to bring so much cocaine into his office it was dubbed 'The North Pole', according to court papers.

    Madoff would send a messenger to buy drugs 'for himself and the company' - and would also throw 'wild office parties ....

    Eventually, the main employee supplier was fired for his drug abuse when cocaine and other undisclosed drugs were found in his desk in 2003.

    'Madoff worried that it might bring in drug prosecutors who might uncover the big scam.'

    The papers also name financial powerhouses, including JPMorganChase and the Bank of New York, accusing them of being 'primary players necessary to accomplish [Madoff's] fraud.'

    "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

    by cotterperson on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:29:04 AM PDT

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