The indictment was long anticipated, but the size of the proposed penalties was enough to provoke a collective gasp among Wall Streeters. Last week a federal grand jury in Manhattan charged junk-bond king Michael Milken, 42, his brother Lowell, 40, and Bruce Lee Newberg, 31, a former colleague of theirs at the investment firm Drexel Burnham Lambert, with a total of 98 felony counts of stock manipulation, insider trading, racketeering and other crimes. The indictment calls for the three accused to forfeit their total compensation of $1.5 billion for 1984 through 1987 (plus interest of $257 million) and pay fines of...
Taking It All Back, Plus Interest
The U.S. wants billions from the king of junk bonds
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