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PE manager charged with stealing $9.3 million from investors

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A private equity fund manager pled not guilty in state Supreme Court Monday to allegedly embezzling about $9.3 million in investor money, according to the Manhattan district attorney's office.

Prosecutors accused Penn, a fund manager at Camelot Acquisitions Secondary Opportunity Management, of using the money to cover personal expenses like credit card payments and a car.

Penn allegedly...

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Stalwart New Yorkers say 'no thanks' to Christie's invitation

Kenny Kramer

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Gov. Chris Christie's entreaty to overtaxed New Yorkers to join him west of the Hudson has some Big Apple denizens saying "no thanks," to put it nicely.

A spokeswoman for mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in response called Christie's criticism of his tax policy a "political stunt."

Other stalwart New Yorkers were not as kind.

Curtis Sliwa, the red beret-wearing radio...

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