Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

August 11, 2008 -

Perhaps Ryan Brant just wanted to be closer to his old pal Jack Thompson.

After all, the $6.1 million Palm Beach fixer-upper (left) purchased by the disgraced former Take-Two CEO is just 90 minutes from Thompson's Coral Gables compound.

In any case, the Palm Beach Daily News details the sale, including a mention of Brant's legal difficulties. GamePolitics readers may recall that Brant pleaded guilty last year to committing massive stock option fraud while running Take-Two. He received a five-year probationary sentence and had to cough up $7 million to the government to put things right.

 


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Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

This is beyond sad and goes a little way toward explaining how I'm so synical about the government.  This guy commits fraud (essentially harming the stock investors and employees of the company) and he only has to pay 7 million.  On top of that, the money is going to the government so they can spend the money supporting the will of welthy buissiness owners that contribute to politician's election campaigns.  Of course, the money should have gone to stock investors and should have been right about everything he has and he should have had to go to jail for at least 20 years. 

I know I'm synical and expect nothing but corruption from the government, but every time I look at the government they show that they are not desrving of any higher expectations.

Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

Whats ken lay up to again?

Crime pays if you are in the right tax brakect.....

 

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Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

Agreed, the way this country panders to the rich is sick.

Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

@Jack Thompson:

I suspect that your new-found ghost-writer thinks very highly of their writing ability. While it certainly is an improvement over the drivel and rot which formerly spewed from your pen, they should, in my opinion, realize that the sorts of stilted turns of phrase they employ (e.g.,  "This was all the more consequential and calamitous as to the rights of the undersigned . . . .") went out of style about the same time that polyester leisure suits did.

Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

Well, the US system of justice has proven time and time again that being a crook can indeed pay as long as you're prepared to spend some of that money on good lawyers and political contacts.

I'm quite sure that Mr. Brant gained far more money from his time at Take-Two than he was ever fined.  Don't forget, he also recently sold his barely started up shovelware publisher GreenScreen Interactive Software as well and I'm sure he made a tidy sum off that.  I know that officially, he was not in any board of directors position there as he isn't legally allowed to be but I remember reading that he had majority ownership of the company and though he wasn't officially a director, the CEO that was there was just doing what Brant told him.

Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

You're kidding, Dennis, right?  Thompson actually has a compound?  Oh well, I guess it's in keeping with tradition.  After all, lots of villains and religious nutjobs have been known to inhabit compunds (e.g. David Koresh) so why not?

Jack, your post will be taken down in a matter of minutes and you know it.  So why do you persist?  Again, you're flinging accusations in every direction in a vain attempt to save your career, using the "Yeah, I'm bad, but look what that guy's doing over there!" tactic.  Ain't gonna work.  Besides, the court refuses to accept your filings anyway.  So what are you trying to accomplish?  If this is all part of some elaborate Xanatos Gambit on your part, I fail to see how it all ties into your grand plan.  If it does pan out, it'd be more like Xanatos Roulette.

Oh and invoking Stan lee's "With great power comes great responsibility?"  How dare you!  You more than anyone abused the power of your station when it was given to you.  Oh, and once again, use spellcheck.  "So helm me God?"  Please.

Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

Splellcheck wouldn't have helped (pun intented). Helm is a word and it wasn't misspelt.

Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

I'm sure he doesn't actually have a compound. Dennis is just poking a bit of fun at Thompson's insecurities. Seeing as how people living in compounds usually feel the need to defend themselves from something, and Jack's certain that everyone's out to get him.

-Gray17

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Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

And that changes nothing... 27 days Mr Thompson.

Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

Honestly I believe Dennis more then I'll believe you Tripeson

Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

Wonder if Ryan Brant is JT's new ace in the hole.  Apparently JT has set a deadline for noon today to sit down with the Bar to work out a settlement.

See: http://jaablog.jaablaw.com/2008/08/09/attorney-in-the-spotlight.aspx#com...

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

Re: Crime Does Pay? Former T2 Fraudster Buys $6 Million Crib

Again with the deadlines...

Mr. Thompson, if you're reading this, you can't set deadlines like this. You're an ATTORNEY, not a cop. You of ALL people should know that.

For God's sake, i doubt the guy will have a chance to GET the damn letter before the deadline is out.

 
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