Jon Corzine's Family Responds To Accusations Against The Patriarch

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First appearing in Vanity Fair:, in response to Jon Corzine's riskiest business.

The sweeping negative narrative the authors use to describe our family in “Jon Corzine’s Riskiest Business” [by Bryan Burrough, William D. Cohan, and Bethany McLean, February] completely contradicts our firsthand experience of events and people.


We have never been estranged from our father, nor do we recognize the motives you ascribed to him in politics and business. The father we know ran for public office because of a lifelong desire to give back to society as well as a love of the political process and a passion to be a progressive Democrat. Our family, friends, and former business colleagues hold the same view. Though we disagree with your analysis of him and find your sources, often referred to as close friends, dubious at best, not to mention nameless, we understand judgments about public figures come with the territory.


What does not come with the territory in our minds are reckless allegations and assertions involving private personalities such as the ones you chose to propagate toward our mother, Joanne. Your portrayal of her is the opposite of who we know her to be. The subjective descriptions of her character based on quotes from anonymous “friends” is the elevation of gossip to legitimate reporting. The assertion regarding her becoming “close” to David Tepper is a blatant falsehood. She has never met or spoken to David Tepper. Our mother was an involved member of the Summit, New Jersey, community for almost 30 years and had built lifelong friendships. Our childhood home was not cold but warm and loving. Our mother tried to create as normal a life as possible for us. She taught us, by example, how to live a private and productive life.


Brooklyn, New York

Next, it is turn for the families of the thousands of people whose money was stolen by MF Global (and apparently Fabrice Tourre, since nobody at MF Global was responsible for anything... or else it just vaporized) to send in their letters.

h/t Lizzie

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Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:01 | 2229398 taniquetil
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"I simply do not know where the money is"


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:04 | 2229432 Ahmeexnal
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lynch the whole effin family!

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:08 | 2229457 Careless Whisper
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First we had Growing Up Gotti, now it's time for Growing Up Corzine

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:08 | 2229475 JPM Hater001
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This will be good for 2 seasons easily.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:13 | 2229507 Theta_Burn
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Its all fun and games till the phones are ringing 3am with nothing but heavy breathing at the other end

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:31 | 2229614 Hippocratic Oaf
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This family should be in fucking hiding.

His Honor(able) lost the money!!! Doesn't know where it is!!!

Cry me a fucking river!

and to post their names? Gimme a fuckin' brek!

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:42 | 2229639 Sudden Debt
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a lifelong desire to give back to society as well as a love of the political process and a passion to be a progressive Democrat.....

Sniff.... Somebody please give me a kleenex and a billion kazillion dollar parachute!

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:48 | 2229698 nope-1004
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Got away with it in this world.  Good luck going forward Jon.


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:55 | 2229731 Pladizow
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They should take the route of Madoff's kid!

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:01 | 2229767 nope-1004
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"Congressman, I really don't know what happened to the money...."


I always knew Jon Corzine was incompetent.  Never thought he'd say it on national TV.


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:11 | 2229811 caconhma
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IMHO, we will end up having a revolution with this shit (aka Jewish Banking Mafia) nowhere to run.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:18 | 2229913 TruthInSunshine
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MF Global customer account money, like Andy Dufresne, "up and disappeared like a fart in the wind" [as the warden tosses a chiseled chess piece at the poster of Rita Hayworth (aka Sugar Britches), revealing the tunnel Andy had taken years to dig with a single, tiny rock hammer].


Up & Disappeared Like a Fart In The Wind, Bitchez!


Family Guy's Shawshank Redemption


Red:    "Why Andy picked Burrito night to make his escape through the prison sanitary sewer pipe, I will never know."



Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:45 | 2230540 LowProfile
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They live in Brooklyn, huh?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 21:47 | 2230681 Papasmurf
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Uprooted family interviewed via skype from Paraguay.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 22:04 | 2230731 AldousHuxley
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Backclaw any profit from Jon Corzine to his family members.


Don't they know? Corzine is the new Madoff.....



any corzines buying a noose?


good thing that his wife Sharon M. Elghanayan is a psychotherapist

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:47 | 2231542 nevadan
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Sugar britches was Raquel Welch, not Rita Hayworth.

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 03:04 | 2235062 TruthInSunshine
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+1 on that correction

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:08 | 2230010 Robsabi
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Oh, so even when the perpetrator is some combination of Dutch/English/French/Italian ( you can still attribute his actions to the Jews.

I guess it's equally safe to say that even if you eventually manage to utter something intelligent, there'll be no reason to assume it's not still coming from a complete douche/idiot.

Hey, it's your reasoning.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 21:39 | 2230664 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Pladizow said:

They should take the route of Madoff's kid!

Now that would be giving back to society.


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:08 | 2229780 Doña K
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@ Corzine family: 

I admire you for your bravery but, deep inside, you know that your dad is just a common thief who steals not because of need, but just because he knows people. he is now shoping for a castle in France, a chalet in Chamonix and a summer home in Juan la Pin, while you are fending off the slings and arrows of vox populi.

He actually stole from you also: Your freedom and your peace of mind and burdened you with guilt.

If you want your life back, make him return the money. Life is too short and guilt will drive you psychotic and your life will be unbearable.


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:16 | 2229823 Ahmeexnal
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Chamonix IS in france.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:07 | 2230226 Doña K
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Who said it was'nt?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:37 | 2229914 mrgneiss
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Quote from Jon Corzine's wife:

Corzine "let his family down, and he'll probably let New Jersey down, too."

Need to expand that circle of disappointment a bit.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 20:57 | 2230571 MagicHandPuppet
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I usually wouldn't think the punishment for a father's crime will be laid upon his family as well. But, more poppycock like this from them, and all bets are off. ...especially when they will be living the life of international oligarchs with the money their daddy stole through elaborately planned "losses" of miney outright stolen from others on bets to international trusts and corporations he just happens to own. ...hypothetically of course.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 02:40 | 2231279 Bringin It
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Re. poppycock like this from them

I wonder.

Is it really from "them"??  Is there a video of them signing?  A press conferense?

Maybe they saw what happened to Bernie's kid?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:03 | 2229782 macholatte
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a love of the political process and a passion to be a progressive Democrat

Progressive Democrat = Fascist

nuff said

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 02:45 | 2231286 Bringin It
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One of the few large buyers of Lehman stock in the summer in the Summer of 2008 was the NJ public pension funds.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 02:39 | 2231278 StychoKiller
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[quote]...a lifelong desire to give back to society as well as a love of the political process and a passion to be a progressive Democrat.[/quote]

They say that like it's NOT an indictment!!

If my name were Corzine, I'd be looking for some of this:

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:32 | 2229622 Hugo Chavez
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They will slack off on security details sometime in the next ten years. I predict one or more of them get chopped up and fed to fishes when they let their guard down.

I hope they keep their names in the newspapers and on peoples' minds.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:27 | 2229650 AbruptlyKawaii
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you parasites and the "father you know" need to die a very slow painful death as slow as possible as painful as possible FUCK YOU!


still waiting for that terminal marine sniper to start picking off bankers mark my word it will happen YOU ARE NOT SAFE ASS HOLES (why do you think obarry keeps giving bennies to vets rather than the rest)


Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:36 | 2229906 knightowl77
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Obammy is proposing to cut the bennies for the troops, their families and Vets, while keeping bennies intact for civilians.....

This shit will not be tolerated well

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:55 | 2229734 Augustus
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Bill "The Bomber" Ayers and family walk the streets daily after killing people and stating that he would do it again.  You could be correct though as Corzine's victims are Big Money and they have a way to punish.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 02:59 | 2231307 Bringin It
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A lot of people get killed in the Banana Republic of America.  Even big people.  What happened to the former head of the CIA - William Colby??


o <-- Makes ZH reference.  Good riddance to Marla.  Agreed.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:47 | 2229696 CompassionateFascist
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Corzine kids should remember what happened to Madoff kid. Just sayin'...

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:16 | 2229826 Oracle of Kypseli
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Great example.

Corzine himself will never rest. The collective hate of so many people sends enough karma to destroy him. He will rot from the inside. 

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 18:07 | 2230000 IMACOINNUT
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you assume jon has a conscience -- interesting, a politician with a conscience. who woulda thought -- and in 2012?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 23:06 | 2230903 tarsubil
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How can a giant pile of shit rot anymore?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:25 | 2229858 HellFish
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Hate Schmate.  Hang him from a tree.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:11 | 2229480 GetZeeGold
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You can take daddy away....but please leave the money.



Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:35 | 2229635 peekcrackers
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 John Corzine ..  meet my  freind of mine Louisville slugger

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:02 | 2229774 Gene Parmesan
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Jon Corzine epitomizes everything that's wrong with American business and politics. He's corrupt. He's a criminal. He will probably walk free because of his connections.

Fuck him for what he did and who he is, and fuck his family for going public with this little half-hearted, bullshit rant and for living high on the hog as a result of his abuses.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 03:08 | 2231318 prains
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Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:57 | 2229743 eatthebanksters
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Take the money away first...

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:10 | 2229485 Janice
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Tell the Corzine family, actions speak louder than words.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:53 | 2229975 THECOMINGDEPRESSION

Look what happened to Gotti. They all get it in the end.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:07 | 2229462 kaiserhoff
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Answer:  People in need of an ass raping.

Question:  Who are the Corzine family?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:30 | 2229611 Fedaykinx
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there's a special place in hell reserved for jon-jon, where he'll spend eternity getting his fudge packed by a gigantic porcupine monster

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:44 | 2229683 cahadjis
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There isn't. That's why we need to punish him on Earth asap.

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 17:44 | 2229941 Fedaykinx
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a kid can dream, can't he?

Tue, 03/06/2012 - 16:08 | 2229470 Clueless Economist
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hey Jim Morrison...I agree with you!

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