A U.S. regulator’s lawsuit against Jon Corzine could make him the first former leader of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to be banned from trading, the industry he returned to after serving as a New Jersey senator and governor.
CFTC charges MF Global Inc., MF Global Holdings Ltd., Former CEO Jon S. Corzine, and former employee Edith O’Brien for MF Global’s unlawful misuse of nearly $1 billion of customer funds and related violations.
For those holding out hope that the most recent Congressional hearings on the MF Global bankruptcy would clear up some confusion, Wednesday’s hearing before the House Financial Services Oversight and Investigations subcommittee entitled “The Collapse of MF Global: Part 3” was a huge disappointment.
Edith O’Brien, the MF Global Holdings Ltd. assistant treasurer who has become a key figure in the disappearance of as much as $1.6 billion in customer funds, declined to answer questions from House lawmakers.
Edith O’Brien, the Chicago-based treasurer of MF Global Holdings Ltd.’s broker-dealer, was pulled from back-office obscurity onto center stage last year in testimony to Congress by former chief executive Jon S. Corzine.