Thursday, February 5, 2009
The fourth estate takes the fifth
By KARA SCANNELL, PATRICK YOEST and CARRICK MOLLENKAMP
Wall Street Journal
February 5th, 2009
Mr. Markopolos said that in December 2005, he contacted a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, resulting in a number of phone calls and emails. Mr. Markopolos said he thinks that senior editors prevented the reporter from the newspaper's Washington bureau from flying to Boston to meet and discuss the Madoff issue. A spokesman for Dow Jones & Co., publisher of The Wall Street Journal, said Mr. Markopolos was "ill-informed and incorrect" but declined to comment further on Mr. Markopolos's statements.