Sniffing Out a Line of Coke Brokers

Out a Line of Coke Brokers Operation Closing Bell turns up drug dealing on Wall Street

The behavior of the stockbrokers at Brooks, Weinger, Robbins & Leeds might have made for a biting off-Broadway play about sleazy morality on Wall Street -- if only the firm were fictional. The young professionals at the Manhattan penny-stock trading firm allegedly sold cocaine in stairwells, traded drugs for insider stock tips and routinely signed false names on important documents, among other offenses. Last week seven of the not-so-satirical brokerage employees were hauled away in handcuffs as part of a 19-person drug bust; it was one of the biggest undercover actions ever carried out in the Manhattan financial district. The bust's...

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