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Bear Stearns hedge funds
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Matthew Tannin is escorted to a waiting vehicle on June 19, the day he was arrested by the FBI.
"If we believe the [Bear Stearns internal report is] ANYWHERE CLOSE to accurate, I think we should close the funds now.... If [the report] is correct, then the entire subprime market is toast." -- Tannin in internal e-mail to Cioffi on April 22, 2007

"So from a structural point of view, from an asset point of view, from a surveillance point of view, we're very comfortable with exactly where we are." -- Tannin to investors on April 25, 2007

Time to Armageddon: Two months

After two funds collapsed, portfolio managers Ralph Cioffi and Matt Tannin were charged by Brooklyn federal prosecutors with securities fraud. They have pleaded not guilty.

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