NEW YORK JUDGE TOTALLY SHUTS DOWN CHRIS BRUMMER AND HIS SCHEME TO HIDE THE TRUTH ABOUT FINRA FRAUD SCHEME
So what is going on with the patently fake Fintech expert Chris Brummer, the peevish Georgetown Law Center “professor” with a stupid degree in Germanic Opera? Well, the short answer is: a lot.
Chris Brummer is at the center of a massive scheme that involves pervasive fraud at FINRA, the nation’s notorious Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. In order to cover up his role in the fraud scheme, Chris Brummer, aka Dr. Bratwurst, thought he could turn to the courts to cover up not just the fraud at FINRA, but most especially his role in perpetrating it. Well, not so fast, says New York Judge Lucy Billings.
In the latest plot twist -and it is a plot- the New York judge totally shuts down Brummer’s attempt to cover up, conceal and in all possible ways hide from the public the real truth about his nefarious, contemptible work in perpetrating fraud at FINRA. It’s time for Brummer’s slime to see the light of day!
JUDGE DENIES “FINTECH EXPERT” AND HIS BID TO HIDE BEHIND THE SKIRTS OF THE LAW
So what did Brummer want to hide? Well, it’s no less than his January 31st, 2019 deposition itself, a matter a judge has now made clear belongs in public record. There’s no rock, legal or otherwise, left for Chris Brummer to hide under. So what was Brummer’s latest shady move to keep the truth hidden from the public and his victims?
Confidentiality! Seriously, Brummer tried to say that his own voice in his deposition deserved confidentiality! That’s like saying Charles Manson’s own words could never be used against him! Sure, it’s a laugh. But not for everyone who suffered from FINRA’s fraud, especially as it relates to Brummer’s participation and facilitation. They deserve to get the last laugh. But only after justice has been done. This is a small step in that direction.
NEW YORK JUDGE SAYS NO TRADE SECRETS, NO PRIVILEGE, AND NO HIDING BRUMMER’S OWN PUBLISHED ARTICLES
So what did the judge make clear? Does Brummer have trade secrets to protect? NO. Trade secrets connote a specific business advantage that deserves protection. Judge Lucy Billings made it clear that Dr. Bratwurst’s own words spelling out his own illicit behavior is not a trade secret. So what about Brummer saying his testimony about FINRA’s inner workings is privileged?
A big NO again. He never talked about their deliberations, only about his own experiences at FINRA. Survey Says? XXXXXX!!! Brummer also talked about his own publications, which have been published on the public record! How can you hide from your own articles? Sheesh. NO, try again, Chris Brummer.
BRUMMER CAN’T SHOW HOW HIS ABILITY TO MAKE A LIVING HAS BEEN DAMAGED BY DISCLOSURES, BECAUSE IT HASN’T
But what about Brummer saying that this information will have a negative impact on his ability to make a living? Not so fast, says the judge. Did Brummer get his senior fellow position at an organization terminated? Yup, he sure did. But Brummer himself explained it was due to budget cuts! Not from any publication of these or other materials about his misdeeds. So what was it Brummer? Did they fire you because you are toxic, damaged goods? Or did they not have enough money for your sordid social life?
THE TRUTH ABOUT CHRIS BRUMMER IS GETTING OUT THERE, AND THERE IS MORE TO COME
So what could be last but not least in Brummer’s total strike out in court on June 28th? Client confidentiality. Did Brummer talk about his clients in his deposition? Yes, he sure did! But he never identified any of them? Nor is there any identifying information about them in his deposition. Boy, did Dr. Bratwurst strike out in court! Pretty much everything he wanted to hide is coming into the light. So what did he want to hide? What does FINRA have to hide?
The answers will soon be obvious to all. But Judge Lucy Billings made it clear that Chris Brummer and FINRA can’t hide behind the skirts of justice. Unwanted publicity is the least of their concerns. But the lights are getting brighter now and there’s now where to hide for long. The clock is ticking on the Fintech fraud.