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My name is Richard Alexander Preisig Jr. I write briefly to comment about the items posted about me by those lacking the integrity to write under their real names. It is, of course, easy to accuse anonymously.

I graduated SUNY Binghamton (now Binghamton University) in 1993. My first two jobs after college were with “boiler room” stock brokerage firms. I wrongfully participated in improper tactics at those firms. I make no excuses. I do regret hurting people. So I did what I believed to be the right thing - I took responsibility for my actions by pleading guilty, accepting a bar from the securities industry, and paying into a fund to help the investors I harmed.

My history is no secret. It is, however, truly history (the acts I took responsibility for occurred more than eleven years ago.) Ironically, and quite pitifully, the posters here lack the maturity to embrace honesty and instead hide behind fictional identities and resort to fictive distortions of reality. For example, there is no David Nugent, Karma or Veronica Grieco. (Karma and Veronica are the pseudonyms of the girlfriends of stockbrokers who committed crimes but were unwilling to take responsibility for their actions hence, were incarcerated for several years.)

While I have a less-than-noble history, I am committed to a hard-work ethic for the future, for my wife, my hoped-for family and me. While I understand the jealousy of those who (a) do not believe in redemption and (b) have been unable to accept their wrongs and move on with their lives, it does not justify the vitriolic drivel on display on this board.


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    john smith Aug 14, 2008
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    One who remembers clearly Jul 02, 2008
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    Fascinating…I’m not sure what prompted me to this end…something I read on the news must have triggered me to look up the names of some of the people from my past. I started wondering if one ‘Brian Scanlon’ was still in hiding behind FL law and his marriage of convenience (of course he is – what else would one expect of the wimp?) What a waste (of some sort) of talent (?). (Alright, maybe all he had was a flair for enlisting kids to commit his self-serving white collar crimes).
    Regardless…Scanlon, Ferras, Hannas, Palumbos…all disgusting, very unattractive individuals. The gluttony and sense of entitlement was – and I’m sure still is – astounding. If I ever have the misfortune to see Steve P. again I’d spit at his feet – the big dummy. I still remember quite clearly approaching him with sell tickets, and him telling me to “get the **** away from me!” . All he was lacking was a wife-beater t-shirt. I also saw Tuozzo in a gym one time…I tried desperately to disappear. What on earth were any of us thinking working with these ###s? Clearly one of the weaker moments of our lives so far. I’m glad to have removed myself from that environment a long time ago.

    After getting licensed, I went into trading. I decided I would rather assume the risk myself than be manipulated into selling things to people that I wouldn’t buy myself. I worked with a wonderful, moral group of people for about 7 years before the satellite was sold to another company. Then came 9/11, and my colleagues and I from the old company were dismissed a few months later. I knew I would never find another group of people like that in my field, so I retired from it, and let my license expire.

    I am now a civil servant in a “feel good” position working with seniors, veterans, and the economically and physically disadvantaged. I am happy to say that not a day has gone by that I have counseled a consumer and not been thanked profusely for simply listening and providing some much needed information and guidance. My life has been pleasantly simplified, and I am rewarded daily. I have put down roots, my job is secure, and I have grown to appreciate and be thankful for the things I have, and not to chase down money at any and all cost. My partner is decidedly humble as well.

    I did try once to look you up…in the list of colleagues lost on 9/11. It was a relief to find that you were not among the lost or missing. I never felt that you were character flawed; only misguided. As I recall, you were very close with your family…a younger brother in particular. And the one time I needed you, you indeed dropped everything to come and help me when no one else in that God-forsaken place did.

    It would appear that age and marriage have been good for you. I am equally impressed at how well spoken you are. Sorry to hear that these ghosts troll the internet looking to resurrect the dead. Must be they have too much time on their hands, wouldn’t you agree? I wonder why that is…still dissatisfied after all these years, unable to let go. It speaks to the pathology that continues to follow them around. “Nugent”, “Karma” (indeed), and “Veronica” need to do a little volunteer work to keep them occupied.

    At any rate, good luck to you and your family…I wish you the best. Being an optimist and a fairly good judge of character, I hope you are sincere in defense of yourself. There certainly was nowhere to go but up.

    Oh - and I love "drivel"! "Blather" is a good one too...

    I'll check back sometime to see if you responded...

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