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Novelist Patricia Cornwell, accused
of blowing fortune, testifies her
investors squandered the cash and
made illegal political donations

New York Daily News, by Bev Ford

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/8/2013 5:56:52 AM

BOSTON — Best-selling writer Patricia Cornwell accused her former money managers of improperly investing $89 million of her money and making illegal campaign donations that brought the FBI to her door, undermined her art, and even traumatized her dog. Cornwell, taking the stand for the first time in a federal case in Boston against Anchin, Block and Anchin LLP and its former principal Evan Snapper, said the financial gurus invested in risky financial products against her wishes and made unauthorized and illegal transactions from her account, including a $5,000 Bat Mitzvah gift to Snapper´s young daughter. Cornwell, best known for crime novels

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/8/2013 6:09:44 AM     (No. 9164999)

Should have put her money in a 1% interest money market account.Hopefully she wrings these crooks for every dime they have.I wonder if this investment house is friends of Obama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 2/8/2013 6:53:32 AM     (No. 9165061)

Before Obama and the mystery surrounding who he is, I enjoyed reading Cornwell´s books. Maybe Dr. Scarpetta could solve the mystery of Obama. Wouldn´t that be wonderful and we could be rid of the death and destruction he has caused!

Since Obama usurped the presidency, I don´t read escape novels, even though I should just to get my mind off of the reality of this disgusting political situation our country is in. Now I´m even more disgusted that someone would blow so much money when people have lost their jobs and are tying to hang on to their homes.

What is wrong with people and their values?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 2/8/2013 7:19:04 AM     (No. 9165094)

Yo...yo... PO ...PO....Pat. Jetting off to one of her many homes around the globe instead of minding her business interests. Baaaahaaahaa.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: john56, 2/8/2013 7:45:29 AM     (No. 9165128)

Seems the moolah went to Hillary! Clinton´s campaign. Moral of the story: Invest with Democrats (ie Corzine, Madoff) and lose your money through theft.

But it sounds like these two gals (Cornwell and her neuroscientist wife) had a pretty expensive lifestyle.

Beans and rice were never on their menu.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickeymat, 2/8/2013 8:01:54 AM     (No. 9165154)

Cornwell has always had some real issues. She is not a normal person.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 2/8/2013 8:01:58 AM     (No. 9165155)

You don´t blow through $89 million dollars in five minutes. Either she wasn´t paying any attention to what was going on with her portfolio, which is just plain stupid on her part, or she´s not telling the whole truth. I suspect it´s some of both. No sympathy for anyone involved. It´s like winners of huge lotteries who are broke a few years later.
Cornwell lost me when she went off the deep end with the infidelity and homosexuality that took precedence over good story telling.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: pickle1, 2/8/2013 9:27:36 AM     (No. 9165357)

You would think she could live comfortably on $89 mil the rest of her life.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 2/8/2013 9:39:54 AM     (No. 9165395)

Unless her money was managed by Dewey, Cheatum and Howe, she isn´t likely to win. Respectable money management firms document all major changes to clients´ accounts. She spent the money.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 2/8/2013 10:18:13 AM     (No. 9165482)

As far as I am concerned it couldn´t have happened to a more deserving person. She´s a dreadful writer and I suspect she has some very serious issues in her own life.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: fobo, 2/8/2013 11:15:21 AM     (No. 9165604)

I knew she played for the other team, but I still have a problem when journalists adhere to the fiction of calling same-sex partners wives or husbands.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Lucyloo, 2/8/2013 11:37:16 PM     (No. 9166698)

She did write a nice biography on Billy Graham´s wife.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/9/2013 12:55:52 AM     (No. 9166750)

I barely recognize the name.

Saying she didn´t like a home renovation or her NY apartment, became upset, and missed a publishing deadline, etc. does not sound like a strong case.

But the documentation about how her money was invested and Snapper´s uses of it should decide the case. And her written insturctions to the firm.

I am content to let the court figure it out. So far it sounds like Ms. Careless encountered Mr. Dishonest and got taken. Not a lot to like about either.


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