Brian Sack Is Out

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The New York Fed's Brian Sack, better known by everyone as the head of the Plunge Protection Team, is gone.

NEW YORK—The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced that Brian Sack, executive vice president and head of the Markets Group, is resigning from the Bank effective September 14, 2012.


Mr. Sack will remain in his current position as head of the Markets Group and Manager of the System Open Market Account (SOMA) until June 29, 2012, to help ensure a smooth transition. The New York Fed has started the search process for Mr. Sack's replacement.


"Brian's service to the Bank over the past three years has been critical to our response to the financial crisis and the country's economic recovery," said William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer of the New York Fed. "I accepted his resignation with great regret and wish him well."


Mr. Sack will step down as head of the Markets Group and SOMA Manager on June 29, 2012. He will then be placed on leave until September 14, 2012, during which he will have limited contact with the Bank and no access to Bank information, including FOMC and supervisory materials.


Mr. Sack joined the New York Fed as head of the Markets Group in June of 2009.

And to think we were only kidding two days ago when we tweeted the following...

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Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:17 | 2319684 ihedgemyhedges
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Sack got sacked.............

And why the Hades is he on leave 'til Sept 14 after leaving in June?????????  Don't you just love the Fed?????

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:21 | 2319717 narapoiddyslexia
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So he can suck some fiat without working.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:26 | 2319742 fonestar
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Another high level banker resignation... could there be something to the allegations of Benjamin Fulford and David Wilcock?

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:32 | 2319762 NotApplicable
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Fulford? Never. The man is pure disinfo. A poor version at that. He cannot even tell a coherent lie. For instance, his secret Japanese society that's taking on the Western elite was going to force Bush to step down and demand he be replaced by, Al freakin' Gore!

Yep, he's tuned into the opposition, for sure, for sure.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:22 | 2319899 aerojet
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Is he tied in with Divine Cosmos? The guy that runs that site is a whole level of crazy higher!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 15:31 | 2320200 Karl von Bahnhof
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American bukakke is better!

Ooops! Did it again ...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:55 | 2319831 Common_Cents22
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keeping him on payroll to keep him quiet til sept 14 for some reason.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 14:30 | 2320043 back2basics
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maybe he doesn't want to be involved in QE3 and is leaving right before the perscription is recieved 

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:15 | 2319685 transaccountin
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Muppet for replacement~

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 18:12 | 2320680 UP Forester
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Yeah, but I'm wondering if the Fed SOMA is the same as the Brave New World stuff....

Seems to keep "investors" pretty mellow...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:16 | 2319687 baby_BLYTHE
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should be in leg irons and an orange jumpsuit. Bring back the Coinage Act of 1792!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:32 | 2319766 Ratscam
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what else is Guantanamo for?
oh crony political terrorist, not financial terrorist, sorry for asking.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:15 | 2319688 Marge N. Callz
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To soon be replaced by Bill Gross, in order to buy MBS from himself in operation Twist 2.0.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:16 | 2319691 machinegear
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Mr. Sack will step down as head...


I am sorry. I don't know why I find that so funny...


*chuckle* :-)

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:20 | 2319714 slaughterer
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If Brian Sack becomes a whistle blower, this might really lead to some problems...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:23 | 2319733 SilverIsKing
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for him.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:30 | 2319756 PaperBear
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yep, 450 million problems. This being the number of bullets bought by the Department of Homeland in-Security.

Of course the DHS is planning to fill other sacks with lead not this sack.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:33 | 2319769 Miffed Microbio...
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Yeah, he better stay away from jacuzzis. Hmmm, second thought, may be not.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:19 | 2319700 unwashedmass
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cant wait for the book tour....

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:19 | 2319701 undercover brother
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he's probably made enough money frontrunning himself and now ready to enjoy his retirement

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:19 | 2319706 ZippyBananaPants
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Who gives a shit?  Apple is ready to hit a new high!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:19 | 2319707 Josh Randall
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Rats adandoning ship -- all the high profile resignations are mounting towards something significant

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:19 | 2319708 YesWeKahn
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on Goldman's payroll?

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:20 | 2319712 101 years and c...
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where do i apply?  i can mindlessly buy the most insolvent junk imaginable with taxpayer money and be ok with a $200k salary!!!!


Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:21 | 2319716 Hansel
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Wonder which bank he's going to for his 7 figure salary.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:21 | 2319718 vmromk
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Bring that "human" piece of garbage back, who the hell is gonna keep AAPL above $600/share?

Bernanke (you MOTHERFUCKER) help !!!!!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:22 | 2319720 tardball
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To top of Sack's sacking, he needs a good, swift shot to the sack.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:21 | 2319723 Lost Wages
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But now the Fed can't use Sack as collateral.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:22 | 2319726 Catullus
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Please. It's Brian P. Sack.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:22 | 2319727 Bartanist
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There are all sorts of rumors all over the conspiracy sites about bankers leaving and being forced out. Gosh, makes you wonder if there really is a "counter-force" to the evil empire.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:01 | 2319842 i-dog
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I believe that "theory" is a disinfo front to stop the sheeple from worrying ... while all the bankstaz head for the underground cities that have [apparently] been built. Something wicked this way comes.....

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 17:46 | 2320620 msamour
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If by the end of November you do not see anyone of importance in the news anymore, then you should start to worry, grab a shovel and dig far, and dig fast! Where is Sudden Debt when you need his Gumby panic icon...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:22 | 2319728 unwashedmass
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out two steps before the unavoidable mega crash......and the peasants with pitchforks...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:23 | 2319729 infinity8
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Isn't 9/14 the day of the next debt ceiling breach?

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:22 | 2319730 junkyardjack
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The economy is doing great, no need for government manipulation anymore...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:23 | 2319731 SantaCruz
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frees up another kushy spot for an ex-goldmanite

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:23 | 2319732 penexpers
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Fuck you, Brian Sack.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:25 | 2319741 BrokeDayTrader
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He'll become managing partner at some blue blood firm soon enough.

I hate that guy!!!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:26 | 2319745 Henry Chinaski
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Frees him up to be on Romney's cabinet.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:26 | 2319746 rosiescenario
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Brian was replaced by an algo in one of the Feds cost cutting is a very simple algo based on red and green and the depth and duration of red.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:29 | 2319751 rufusbird
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Sad Sack

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:34 | 2319755 jack stephan
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Witness Mr. Henry Bemis, a charter member in the fraternity of dreamers. A bookish little man whose passion is the printed page, but who is conspired against by a bank president and a wife and a world full of tongue-cluckers and the unrelenting hands of a clock. But in just a moment, Mr. Bemis will enter a world without bank presidents or wives or clocks or anything else. He'll have a world all to himself...without anyone.
The best laid plans of mice and men...and Henry Bemis...the small man in the glasses who wanted nothing but time. Henry Bemis, now just a part of a smashed landscape, just a piece of the rubble, just a fragment of what man has deeded to himself. Mr. Henry the Twilight Zone.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:53 | 2319827 j0nx
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And in the end surrounded by books with no way to read them. Great episode, one of my all time favorites in fact.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:06 | 2319861 Jacque Itch
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The glasses breaking is a classic moment.

Alan Harper does the Bemis impersonation in the beginning of a 'Two and a Half Men" episode when he freaks out in a bookstore, complaining he has no time to read.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:28 | 2319915 WAMO556
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The irony of it all. And I love THE TWILIGHT ZONE - the ironies are just too much. All the time in the world, and now his glasses are broken - the irony!!!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:30 | 2319757 icanhasbailout
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My cat says there's a derivatives unit waiting for him at JPM

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:30 | 2319758 tekhneek
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Tyler the prophet.


Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:34 | 2319759 Kaiser Sousa
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It was supposed to read, "Brian Sack Head Of The NY Fed Has Been Shot Dead..." GOD DAMMIT!!!!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:31 | 2319761 Aunty Christ
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Interesting timing, his last day will be right around the end of Operation Twist. Who needs Sack if there's no more QE?

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