In Harbinger Of Much More Pain To Come, SEC Sues Phil Falcone
Things appear to be going from worse to worserer as the failure of Light-Squared appears to have been a 'harbinger' of pain to come for the man who was 188th richest in the US. As Bloomberg notes:
- *SEC SAID TO AUTHORIZE LAWSUIT AGAINST HARBINGER'S PHIL FALCONE
- *SEC SAID TO PLAN TO SUE FALCONE OVER TAX LOAN, GOLDMAN DEAL
- *SEC MAY FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST FALCONE AS EARLY AS THIS WEEK
- *FALCONE LAWSUIT MAY INCLUDE CLAIM OF MARKET MANIPULATION
Back in August 2010 we asked: "Is Phil Falcone's Mega Bet On SkyTerra Going To Be His Last?", turns out it was. Soon the only betting Phil may be doing is whether or not the soap slips in the common shower bathroom, or how many divorce attorneys might be waiting on patrol outside his multi-million dollar mansions; but we only have one thing to add now: "Got Pre-Nup?"
...Philip Falcone, the billionaire founder of Harbinger Capital Partners LLC, faces a lawsuit from U.S. regulators as soon as this week over claims he improperly borrowed client funds to pay his taxes and gave preferential treatment to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., according to two people familiar with the matter.
Falcone, 49, may also face a market manipulation claim related to trading in bonds of MAAX Holdings Inc., said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter isn’t public. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to authorize enforcement staff to file the case, the people said....