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Friday, 17 September 2010

Soros buys a "Get out of jail free" card

Last week, George Soros gave $100 million to the group Human Rights Watch.

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights announced that it will review George Soros' 2002 conviction for insider trading in the shares of Societe Generale in the 1980's.

Now, call me an old fuddy-duddy, but in my day (not that I have ever been convicted of, or even practised, insider trading), the proper forum for an appeal against a criminal conviction was the relevant court of appeal.

It seems you can still buy a few things for $100 million these days.

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