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LAWSUIT COMPLAINT DELIVERED TO THE COURT - 2
www.wallstreetscandals.com, 28 Feb 2010 [cached]
And it must here be noted that Pat Schettino sued me with the consent of Joel Lovett, Vice Chairman of the American Stock Exchange; Steven Lister, Executive Vice President of Compliance at the American Stock Exchange; and numerous members of the Board of Governors of the American Stock Exchange, especially Edwin Crooks.
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The truth is that Syron had severe psychiatric problems, which according to Edwin Crooks, Joel Lovett, Joseph Palmeri, all members of the Board of the American Stock Exchange, had led to Syron spending time in a hospital for his mental illness.
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Members of defendant Board, including Edwin Crooks, Joseph Palmeri, and others told plaintiff directly that Morgenthau and the various Mayors were doing a favor to the AMEX.
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Later, members of the AMEX Board, including Edwin Crooks, informed plaintiff that Mayor Dinkins had been nominated to the AMEX Board as a payoff for Dinkins' favor of having plaintiff picked up by the police.
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In a missive, dated 30 December 1999, certified mail Z 214 438 203, addressed to Inspector O'Hare, Plaintiff describe the solicitation of my murder by Edwin Crooks, a governor of the American Stock Exchange. As is stated in this letter, Steve Peter, an AMEX member and karate instructor, provided plaintiff with the details of the meeting between Ed Crooks and Steve Peter.
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Plaintiff reported Ed Crooks in June 1985 for trading the XMI on the basis of inside information. On expiration day, which plaintiff believes was 17 April 1985, Ed Crooks explained to plaintiff that he received inside information from his cousin, Donald Crooks, an employee of Morgan Stanley, on the precise movement of the XMI index on expiration day. Thus, Ed Crooks knew precisely which option series, whether put or call and the precise strike price, to purchase. Ed Crooks even displayed to plaintiff the ticket, which he had written on that day.
On expiration day in May, the following month, Ed Crooks once again purchased options and complained to plaintiff that he could only purchase twenty contracts.
Plaintiff reported this illegal trading of Crooks to Jules Winters, Director of Trading Analysis, and later Chief Operating Officer of the AMEX.
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Furthermore, plaintiff was informed by an employee of Trading Analysis that many AMEX members had complained to Jules Winters that Ed Crooks had been trading the XMI on the basis of inside information.
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Winters refused to take any action because Crooks was a member of defendant Board.
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In 1995 a full ten years after plaintiff reported Ed Crooks for illegal trading, the AMEX held a show hearing. Edwin Crooks was cleared by Steven Lister, of whom more interesting information shall be disclosed.
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Crooks and Peter Orloff, an AMEX member, boasted to many members that the hearings were a sham and that hey knew beforehand that they would be exonerated.
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In March 2001 Edwin Crooks stated that plaintiff could easily be murdered and that no one would know of this.
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And it is these two murders to which Edwin Crooks referred.
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According to Crooks, this involvement of prominent AMEX members in the operations of Harbor Securities caused Morgenthau's office not only to forego an investigation into Harbor Securities but also to withhold any information, which might be pertinent to the investigation of the murders of Lehmann and Chalem.
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But Crooks made an even more prescient observation.
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Thus, while many newspapers honestly believed that Chalem was the object of the killers, Crooks stated that the true target of the murders was Chalem as well as Lehmann.
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Crooks stated that the murders would be unsolved because of the refusal of Robert Morgenthau to investigate the American Stock Exchange and its involvement in Harbor Securities.
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Crooks stated that if the murders of Chalem and Lehmann were unsolved because of the involvement of the American Stock Exchange in Harbor Securities, the murder of Ed Manfredonia would also be unsolved because of the involvement of the American Stock Exchange.
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Plaintiff does do not know if Ed Crooks knew either Maier Lehmann or Al Chalem, but Ed Crooks lived in Rumson, New Jersey and Al Chalem lived in Colts Neck, New Jersey, which are in close proximity.
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Plaintiff does do not know if Ed Crooks knew either Maier Lehmann or Al Chalem, but Ed Crooks lived in Rumson, New Jersey and Al Chalem lived in Colts Neck, New Jersey, which are in close proximity.
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So when Ms. Dontzin stated that this was implausible, the source of this material was Edwin Crooks, a governor of the American Stock Exchange.
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It was Edwin Crooks who in 1995 boasted to plaintiff that Robert Morgenthau had picked plaintiff up on the basis of an illegal unsigned complaint.
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Crooks, a member of defendant Board, informed plaintiff that Robert Morgenthau had ordered plaintiff picked up as a favor to the AMEX and that the AMEX didn't even have to pay him (Morgenthau) for the favor.
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Afterwards, according to sources at the AMEX, including Jonathan Frey, Edwin Crooks, Robert VanCaneghan, Wornom telephoned the AMEX and stated that
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Edwin Crooks, Joseph Palmeri, Joel Lovett, Mark Greenberg, Richard Syron, and many other AMEX Board members quoted these lines exactly.
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And this is where the reliability of information concerning criminal activity provided by James Orfe, a confidant of Richard Cranmer, a member of defendant Board of the AMEX, and a friend of Edwin Crooks, also a member of the defendant Board of the American Stock Exchange, has proved prescient.
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In 1996 Edwin Crooks told plaintiff that Morgenthau had picked up plaintiff as a favor and that the AMEX didn't have to pay Morgenthau for the favor.
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In these missives plaintiff discussed James Orfe, an AMEX member and Floor Official, confidant of Richard Cranmer, and friend of Edwin Crooks.
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This is important because Orfe had told plaintiff that Edwin Crooks:
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And it was Orfe who stated that Edwin Crooks knew Mayor Bloomberg and that Bloomberg had ordered the police to harass plaintiff.
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Now plaintiff must state that as usual plaintiff took this with a grain of salt, but other members stated that Edwin Crooks knew Bloomberg from the days when Crooks executed orders for Salomon Brothers, the firm in which Mayor Bloomberg was a partner. But plaintiff still had his doubts. Plaintiff's doubts were totally put to rest when Mayor Bloomberg was present at the Memorial Service for Edwin Crooks, which was held at Trinity Church. Thus, Mayor Bloomberg was a friend of Edwin Crooks.
I provided other instances of ...
www.blackstarnews.com, 1 Nov 2009 [cached]
I provided other instances of manipulation of the XMI by Morgan Stanley; insider trading on the XMI by Edwin Crooks, an Amex Board member; illegal trading in off floor accounts of the XMI by Amex floor brokers; front running of the XMI by SLK; etc. And all this information had been provided to me by individuals, who had participated in this illegal trading.
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As was Edwin Crooks, another specialist and member of the Amex Board, because once Morgan Stanley was no longer the primary mover of the XMI, Crooks could not earn millions by front running the XMI.
Wall Street Scandals | Janet Reno
www.wallstreetscandals.com, 15 April 1999 [cached]
Edwin Crooks a governor of the AMEX, received proprietary information concerning the precise movement of the XMI on expiration day. Crooks was informed whether to purchase puts or calls. So precise was the information that Crooks was even told which strike price to purchase. Crooks provided me with the name of the individual who gave him the information and the name of the AMEX two dollar broker who usually executed his orders.
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On expiration day, 17 April 1985, Crooks boasted of this to me. Crooks provided me with names, dates and strike prices. Crooks described in detail how the orders would be executed, etc. On expiration in May 1985, I again spoke to Crooks and he informed me that his information was once again very precise.
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Other traders, whom Crooks had ripped off with his inside information had complained to Trading Analysis prior to me. Trading Analysis refused to investigate.
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The AMEX, specifically the governors such as Biddle Worthington, Mark Greenberg, Joseph Palmeri, Edwin Crooks, Andrew Schwarz, Anthony Boglioli and Joel Lovett, have boasted that the influence of Arthur Levitt and the AMEX is so great that no one from the AMEX will ever be indicted.
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While Joel Lovett, Steven Lister, Phillip Axelrod, Robert VanCaneghan, Louis Miceli, Biddle Worthington, Andrew Schwarz, Edwin Crooks, Jonathan Frey, Donald Mollen, and various other low-lifes were smearing my name by stating that I was crazy, they covered up the fact that Richard Syron, the Chairman of the American Stock Exchange had been institutionalized.
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Edwin Crooks has openly bragged about covering up VanCaneghan's rapes.
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Securities and Exchange Commission and to the Department of Justice, Edwin Crooks, while a governor of the AMEX, traded the XMI on the basis of inside information. Crooks knew precisely which option to buy on expiration. Nobody is that perfect. But Crooks, who could not earn a profit in options in which he was the specialist, could earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year trading XMI on expiration day.
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In 1995 my charges were investigated in a "show" investigation designed to prove that Crooks was innocent. Crooks even bragged that it was a mere formality.
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Edwin Crooks
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Johnson reported to Joel Lovett and Edwin Crooks the substance of her conversations with Syron in her typical back-stabbing way.
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The arrogance of the AMEX grew to such absurd heights that in March 1996, Edwin Crooks attempted to solicit my murder. (I believe that it was in March 1996, but the records shall reveal the exact date.)
Steve Peter, a Karate Instructor and AMEX member, had a business dinner with Edwin Crooks.
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Crooks said yes, if Peter would take care of me. Crooks promised Steve Peter:
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2. Crooks would ensure that Peter would become a governor, even though Steve Peter did not have the requisiste experinece, with sufficient remuneration.
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This conversation with Ed Crooks (so appropriately named) occurred over dinner at Michael's II.
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Crooks in a drunken stupor has hinted that the government has monitored my telephone calls. Wonderful with all the crime at the AMEX the government is tapping my telephone.
Wall Street Scandals | Table of Contents | Part II
www.wallstreetscandals.com, 25 July 1997 [cached]
Goldman Sachs has employed Edwin Crooks, a governor of the American Stock Exchange. Edwin Crooks is a reprehensible creature, who in March 1996 solicited my murder.
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Edwin Crooks made an offer that was incredible and implausibly stupid.
Ed Manfredonia - FBI
www.edward-manfredonia.com, 3 Nov 2008 [cached]
The FBI has also permitted death threats to be made against Plaintiff and the inaction of the FBI against criminal activity at the American Stock Exchange led to the solicitation of Plaintiff's murder by Edwin Crooks, a governor of the American Stock Exchange.
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Later Edwin Crooks supplanted Denis Goin as a member of the Board of the American Stock Exchange because Denis Goin desired to report Robert VanCaneghan to the police for rape and sexual assault- and Crooks desired a cover up of VanCaneghan's rapes.
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Later Edwin Crooks supplanted Denis Goin as a member of the Board of the American Stock Exchange because Denis Goin desired to report Robert VanCaneghan to the police for rape and sexual assault- and Crooks desired a cover up of VanCaneghan's rapes.
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The AMEX, specifically the governors such as Biddle Worthington, Mark Greenberg, Joseph Palmeri, Edwin Crooks, Andrew Schwarz, Anthony Boglioli and Joel Lovett, boasted to Plaintiff that the influence of Arthur Levitt and the AMEX was so great that no one from the AMEX would ever be indicted.
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While Joel Lovett, Steven Lister, Phillip Axelrod, Robert VanCaneghan, Louis Miceli, Biddle Worthington, Andrew Schwarz, Edwin Crooks, Jonathan Frey, Donald Mollen, were smearing Plaintiff's name by stating that plaintiff was crazy, they covered up the fact that Richard Syron, the Chairman of the American Stock Exchange had been institutionalized.
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Edwin Crooks referred to Syron as "Psycho Dick."
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The Securities and Exchange Commission knew that the American Stock Exchange, its members and staff, were frequently harassing Plaintiff Manfredonia and threatening Plaintiff Manfredonia with violence- and that Edwin Crooks, a member of the Board of the American Stock Exchange, had solicited the murder of Plaintiff Manfredonia (Exhibit 10).
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In March 1996 Steve Peter, then a member of the American Stock Exchange, sought to enlist the assistance of Edwin Crooks, the most powerful member of the Board of the American Stock Exchange, to influence an arbitration case in an amount exceeding $20,000 between Margot Reilly (later Mrs. Peter) and Nino Armenti.
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To accomplish this Peter met with Edwin Crooks at Michael's Restaurant, which was situated on Trinity Place.
Edwin Crooks assented to fix the arbitration complaint if Steve Peter would murder Plaintiff.
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Crooks also offered to make Steve Peter a member of the Amex Board; to obtain a small specialist unit for Steve Peter; and, to arrange a joint book operation for financing.
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Peter told Plaintiff that Crooks hated Plaintiff because in 1985 and 1990 Plaintiff had reported Crooks for trading on inside information concerning the movement of the XMI, a stock index- information that Edwin Crooks had received from his cousin, Donald Crooks, at Morgan Stanley.
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In April 1985 Ed Crooks told Plaintiff about the insider trading and even displayed a ticket to purchase puts in the XMI.
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Approximately two weeks before his murder or suicide, Edwin Crooks approached Plaintiff. Crooks apologized to Plaintiff for attempting to have Plaintiff murdered. Crooks also apologized for covering up the rapes that had been perpetrated by Robert VanCaneghan.
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