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Old 03-23-2010, 03:09 PM   #1
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"Gang of Retirees" kidnap investment advisor

Three German retirees who lost $1.4 million in the financial crisis and kidnapped their American investment adviser in an attempt to recoup the money were convicted Tuesday, with their 74-year-old ringleader sentenced to six years in prison.

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German 'gang of retirees' sentenced in kidnapping - Yahoo! News
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:21 PM   #2
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They should have cut off his bockwurst with their daggermeister for some German justice !

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Now we need a movement to free them.
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I needed a good laugh, that was great!
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:04 AM   #5
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Three German retirees who lost $1.4 million in the financial crisis and kidnapped their American investment adviser
Isn't this just "staying active" in retirement?
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I rarely sympathise with those accused of crimes, but this time I may be leaning for the gang of bad guys.
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The next question is: where will the prosecutors find a jury who would convict?
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Another manifestation of "Market Risk"
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I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. A few years ago when I started reading a few books about investing and finally figured out why they call brokers, brokers, I felt like doing the same thing. I just wouldn't do good in jail so I just moved my $ to Vanguard instead. I should have known something was up because every year my broker would send me pictures of his kids at Christmas. The Christmas pictures have to be some sort of inside joke among brokers.
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The Christmas pictures have to be some sort of inside joke among brokers.
They let you see the kids you're putting through college.
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The report I read a while ago indicated this was a much more violent crime than this article implies.
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