Wednesday, March 30, 2011

On Barry Minkow, Patrick Byrne and Sue-ers

My latest Street.com column deals with Barry Minkow capsizing, the latest blogger lawsuit, and the latest retchings from the serial retcher, Patrick Byrne of Overstock.com.

You can read it here.

The blogger lawsuit involves something called Deer Consumer Products and a blogger named Arthur Little, both of whom are unfamiliar to me.

In the column I point out how nice it is when crooked CEOs go straight, since so few do. What I wonder is whether Byrne will ever go straight, and if so, what will he be: a Barry Minkow who remained a crook, or a Sam Antar who has genuinely turned over a new leaf.

I have a hunch, but I'll keep it to myself.

© 2011 Gary Weiss. All rights reserved.

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