Wall Street And The Mob

American Voicesbusiness ISSUE 36•23 Jun 21, 2000

Last week, the FBI arrested 120 members of New York crime families, breaking up a massive securities scam that combined old-school Mob violence with high-tech Internet fraud. What do you think of organized crime's foray into Wall Street?

  • “I kind of expected more from the Gambinos than sitting at home, bilking old ladies out of their stock portfolios on a blueberry iMac.”

    Cindy Greenwood –
    Pediatrician

  • “It's about time they nailed Sammy 'Double Click' Luchese and the whole Dotcommicia crime syndicate.”

    Rudolph Lambert –
    File Clerk

  • “All those pork bellies in my bed are finally starting to make sense.”

    John Furness –
    Teacher

  • “Now I see why that big guy in the pinstripe suit came by my office, saying how it'd be a real shame if a sudden interest-rate hike led to investor wariness, precipitating a sell-off in S&P 500 futures.”

    Bill Greene –
    Stock Broker

  • “Well, my broker is E.F. Hutton, and E.F. Hutton had better not say a goddamn word.”

    Lawrence Ham –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Great. Just when I thought I'd finally gotten caught up on my 21st-century neologisms, I gotta start worrying about the eMafia.”

    Pamela Kolb –
    Botanist

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