Caviar Crimes: A Tale of Smugglers, Internet Fraud & Stand-Up Comedy

Caviar Crimes: A Tale of Smugglers, Internet Fraud & Stand-Up Comedy

by Jonathan Schwartz


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Tom McGuire is on stage in a comedy club, pursuing his dream as a stand-up wannabe. A disturbance in the audience leads to the discovery that one of Maria's 'clients' at her County job is the aged mother of a Russian caviar smuggler in big trouble with the FBI. Tom represents the smuggler, with disastrous results.

A stock promoter Tom prosecuted while working at the US Attorney's office has put Tom's friend and dock neighbor Murray Markoff up to promoting a bogus public company on the Internet, touting the stock of a cold fusion company through a variety of misleading screen-name personae.

Throughout, the action is punctuated by Tom's comedy performances and nights in stand-up comedy workshop, and well-informed descriptions of stand-up technique, and the culture of comedy and comedians

The author describes the step-by-step process of a classic 'pump and dump' stock scheme, and how promoters have learned to use Internet chat rooms to generate buying momentum

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781882629619
Publisher: Magic Lamp Press
Publication date: 10/21/2008
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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 on to work in Washington, D.C. for the Federal Trade Commission, and later the Department of Commerce.

He ultimately accepted a position with the SEC in Los Angeles and moved his family there from Washington, D.C.

He now lives and practices law in Marina del Rey, California, where his private law practice is limited exclusively 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.

"Caviar Crimes" is Mr. Schwartz's third novel. His other two Tom McGuire adventures, "Marina Man" and "Point Sal," are also available from CreateSpace through, where the 12-book series of Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries by Gene Grossman is also available.

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