Marina del Rey attorney Tom McGuire's efforts to develop as a stand-up comedian lead him into a Los Angeles underword of Russian caviar smugglers. At the same time, his old friend is assisting a veteran stock promoter to tout a bogus stock offering on the Internet. Tom winds up taking heat from both the SEC and the US Attorney's Office, neither of which have a sense of humor.
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About the Author
Jonathan Schwartz was born in Washington D.C. After graduating from Bard College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, he went to work in Washington D.C. for the Federal Trade Commission, and later for the Department of Commerce. He ultimately made the decision to accept an SEC position in Los Angeles, and decided to make Southern California his home. He now lives and practices law in Marina del Rey, California, where his private law practice is limited to securities regulation, disputes between broker-dealers and customers, securities fraud, and enforcement. He worked his way through college as a professional musician and has performed stand-up comedy at numerous venues in the Los Angeles area.