New York: The founder of the hedge fund was arrested on Thursday on charges of defrauding the debtors of luxury department store chain Neyman Marcus.
Daniel Komensky, 47, founder of Marble Ridge Capital, has been indicted in a Manhattan federal court on a criminal complaint.
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss Said in a release Komensky, of Roslin, New York, offered the bankruptcy estate assets that he violated the law when he tried to force an opponent to withdraw a bid higher than his hedge fund.
The head of the FBI office in New York, William F. Sweeney said Kaymensky had violated the duty of the Official Committee on Unsecured Debtors in Neyman Marcus Bankruptcy by preventing the sale of securities to an investment bank so that his funds could pursue them at “price.”
“In a conversation with an investment bank official, Komensky went so far as to say, ‘I have to go to jail.’ Today, we removed ‘maybe’ and forced him to respond to his behavior, ”Sweeney said.
Komensky is charged with offering or selling securities, wire fraud, robbery and bribery in connection with the bankruptcy of justice.
The phone at Marble Ridge Capital in Manhattan did not answer Thursday. A spokesman declined to comment on behalf of Komensky and the company, which has assets of more than $ 1 billion.
Following the events, which began in late July, prosecutors said in their release that the hedge fund had resigned from the committee of creditors and advised investors to end operations and return the investment capital.
Before launching his hedge fund, Kamensky worked for years as a bankruptcy attorney for a reputed international law firm and a distressed debt investor in a major financial institution, officials said.