Marc Dreier

  • Film

    April 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    The Sotomayor hearings commenced with protesters. Chuck Schumer did his bit. Lindsey Graham copped out, or so the rightwingers said -- so he hassled Sonia on her temperament. Jeff Sessions tried to get cute. A rightwing Representative and a "flaming liberal" discussed the case amicably. Finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    $700 Million Fraudster Lawyer Gets Modest 20-Year Sentence

    Marc S. Dreier, who pretended to be different people to sell fake promissory notes and other securities to suckers, ripping them off for over $700 million, must have done a pretty good impression of a repentant sinner during his trial, because yesterday the judge sentenced him to a measly 20 years. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Prosecutors Ask 145 Years for Fraudster-Lawyer Dreier; Sentence Would Leave Madoff Champ

    Marc S. Dreier, the onetime big shot New York lawyer who got nabbed pretending to be other people in order to scam suckers out of hundreds of millions of dollars, is coming up for sentencing, and prosecutors are asking that he receive 145 years. This would show the government's lack of tolerance for ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2009

    MobFellas: Simels, Gleeson, and Shargel

    The only-in-NY trial that brings together a lawyer to drug kingpins, his mob attorney, and the Gotti prosecutor

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Marc Dreier Pleads Guilty, Gets House Arrest

    Our favorite scamster, Marc Dreier -- the Man of a Thousand Faces who impersonated his way to hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of phony note sales, sometimes with supporting players -- has pleaded guilty. In fact, he told the court, "I understand that everything I was doing was illegal." In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Fraudster-Lawyer Dreier to Plead Guilty

    Marc Dreier, the fraudster-lawyer who impersonated officers of other companies in a scheme to defraud suckers of $700 million, will plead guilty next month to conspiracy, securities fraud, money laundering and five counts of wire fraud. Dreier got nabbed back in December in Toronto when the person h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Fraudster-Lawyer Had a Fraudster-Partner

    The Marc Dreier case just gets more entertaining. Readers may recall the formerly high-powered law firm boss was busted in Canada last year for pretending to someone else at a pension fund meeting. It was eventually revealed that he'd been masquerading like this for months, making $700 million on fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Feds: Lawyer-Trickster Dreier's Con Netted $700 Million

    In these days of Madoff and AIG, it's nice to return to the story of Marc S. Dreier, the high-profile attorney who back in December got nailed for pretending to be other people in commission of complicated frauds. Now the feds have hit him with money laundering charges, and reveal that he made about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Lawyer/Impersonator Dreier Wants Madoff-Style House Arrest, But For Free

    Maybe you remember Marc S. Dreier, the high-powered lawyer who was jailed for criminal impersonation and later revealed to be in the habit of pretending to be what he was not, and to have money he didn't have, for the purposes of scamming $400 million. The New York Law Journal today reveals that D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Feds: Lawyer Jailed for Impersonation Scammed Others, Too

    Marc S. Dreier, the high-end local lawyer who was arrested last week in Toronto for criminal impersonation at a pension fund meeting, came home Sunday and was promptly arrested for what federal prosecutors portray as a series of similar scams in which Dreier allegedly sneaked into "accounting, real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    New York Lawyer Jailed in Toronto for Impersonation

    The sole equity partner in New York law firm Dreier LLP ("a law firm for demanding clients who expect results") got himself arrested and jailed in Toronto for criminal impersonation. The AM Law Daily says Marc Dreier is charged with misrepresenting himself at a Tuesday pension plan meeting between t ... More >>