Did Sandy Play Dirty?

Control of Citigroup was swapped for a personal favor, a leaked e-mail says. We look at the evidence

He's not corrupt, Jack Grubman says; he's just a liar and a braggart. A former star analyst of telecom companies for the Salomon Smith Barney unit of Citigroup, Grubman says that when he upgraded his investment opinion of AT&T; in November 1999--after years of dissing the stock--it had nothing to do with winning investment-banking fees for Salomon, helping his boss Sanford Weill survive a power struggle or getting the Grubman twins into an exclusive nursery school. A string of emails in which he raised all these issues--and which were obtained by reporters last week--are "baseless," invented by him "to inflate my...

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