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Jérôme Kerviel

Jérôme Kerviel is back in the news again… This time because he has been sentenced to five years of prison (with two years suspended), full restitution of the $7.2b which was lost, and a permanent ban from working in financial services. France has always had a soft spot for the lawbreaker, from Jean Valjean in … Continue reading

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Andrew Smith

Interesting article from The Velvet Rocket archives… This was originally published in the Observer in 2002: To people in the peaceful Wiltshire village of Brigmerston, their new neighbour seems like a perfect English gentleman: a tall, wealthy, bespectacled former Army officer. But an investigation has uncovered evidence that behind the doors of a luxury house … Continue reading

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Jimi Hendrix Murdered?

My Italian and I recently visited the Handel House Museum in London.  The Handel House Museum is the 18th century house where the famous composer George Frideric Handel lived for 36 years until his death in 1759.  Later, however, the Handel House was home to another musical legend – the great Jimi Hendrix… In 1968 … Continue reading