By Wayne Barrett with special reporting by Gregory Bensinger July 03, 2001
William Thompson, the ex-Board of Education president and investment banker who's running for city comptroller, celebrates his 'real world financial expertise' in his campaign literature, contending that he 'spent years underwriting billions of dollars in municipal and state bonds' as a senior vice president for a Wall Street firm. But a 'Voice' investigation has revealed that Thompson broke a half a dozen securities regulations over his vaunted eight-and-a-half-year banking career, raising doubts about his qualifications for the city's second most... More >>>
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Hevesi ordered an internal investigation of his deputy Michael Geffrard-who now employs Thompson-and Geffrard resigned before the probe ended. Hevesi referred his findings "to the city's Department of Investigation for whatever further action it deemed appropriate."