I still remember so clearly the signs posted all around New York asking if anyone knew the whereabouts of 6-year-old Etan Patz who disappeared on the way to the bus stop one morning from when I was growing up. Turns out the FBI is renewing its search in a building less than a block away from where he lived.
You can read the latest here.
When life imitates art….as the New York Times reports:
“Michael Douglas, who played the financier in the 1987 movie and the sequel, is now starring in a straight-to-television videofor the Federal Bureau of Investigation meant to root out insider trading — the same crime that brought down the high-flying Mr. Gekko.
A one-minute spot that points out that illicit trading is, in fact, illegal might not seem a priority. But the new video — now showing on CNBC and Bloomberg Television — is part of the government’s broader initiative aimed at drawing cooperating witnesses and tipsters from Wall Street.”
…”as David A. Chaves, a supervisor and special agent, said on Monday, “It’s important for us to have the F.B.I. brand out on Wall Street.”
What does he mean by having the “FBI brand out on Wall Street”?
In Sunday’s Arts & Leisure section, I wrote a followup on my November story about an FBI investigation into possible forgery of about two dozen Modernist paintings. The case has all the elements of a good mystery. Millions of dollars worth of painting, bitter feuds and jealousies, a secret collector, and more. Chances are that we’ll never figure out for certain whether they are real or fake.