It's official - the man who has been more invisible in the past month than Slimer the friendly ghost, aka former Goldman and MF Global (and let's not forget New Jersey) CEO "The Honorable" Jon Corzine, is now officially on the Thursday, December 8 docket, of witnesses to tesitfy at the House Agirculture Committee hearing examining the MF Global bankruptcy. In what could be the most popular televized hearing out of Congress since Carl "Shitty Deal" Levin went to town on Lloyd and Vini, the entire world will be watching with baited breath first whether Corzine will even appear, at which point things get tricky of the Obama administration, best known recently for using Corzine as a distinguished financial advisor, and secondly, his explanation of just how it is that buying Italian bonds in zany off-balance sheet schemes while commingling billions of client funds to mask capital deficiency is legal.
Examination of MF Global bankruptcy
Date and Time
December 8, 2011 | 09:30 AM
1300 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 – 9:30 a.m.
1300 Longworth House Office Building
Full Committee on Agriculture -- Public Hearing
RE: Examination of MF Global bankruptcy.
- The Honorable Jill Sommers, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Washington, D.C.
- Mr. James Kobak, Lead Counsel for the Trustee for the Liquidation of MF Global Inc., New York, New York
- The Honorable Jon Corzine, Former CEO, MF Global Inc., New York, New York
- Mr. John Fletcher, General Manager, Central Missouri AGRIService LLC, on behalf of the National Grain and Feed Association, Marshall, Missouri
- Mr. Terrence Duffy, Executive Chairman, CME Group, Inc., Chicago, Illinois
- Mr. William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago, Illinois
- Mr. Dan Roth, President and CEO, National Futures Association, Chicago, Illinois
- Mr. Stephen Luparello, Vice Chairman, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Washington, D.C.
- Mr. Gerry Corcoran, Chairman and CEO, R.J. O’Brien & Associates, on behalf of the Commodity Markets Council, Chicago, Illinois
Those wondering what the hearing will almost certainly sound like, here is a preview: