Meet the Hot Banker Allegedly Fired For Being Too Hot

Maureen O'Connor · 06/02/10 03:31PM

"Everything about Debrahlee Lorenzana is hot. Even her name sizzles," writes the Voice in a profile of the hot banker fired for being "too distracting for her male colleagues to bear." Her lawyer even has photographic evidence of said hotness.

Nemazee's Scheme Now in the Nine Figures

cityfile · 09/21/09 02:40PM

Hassan Nemazee, the banker and Democratic mega-fundraiser who was indicted last month for allegedly using forged documents to obtain a $74 million loan from Citibank—and who is currently under house arrest at his Park Avenue apartment—is facing new charges. He's been indicted for bank fraud and "aggravated identity theft" as part of what prosecutors describe as a $292 million Ponzi scheme that involves Bank of America and HSBC, too. Also, in case you've been mispronouncing his name all this time, the AP points out it's hah-SAHN' nah-MAH'-zee. Please make a note of it. [AP, Reuters]

New Charges For Nemazee

cityfile · 09/03/09 08:44AM

Last week, banker and Democratic mega-fundraiser Hassan Nemazee was detained by FBI agents investigating whether Nemazee had used forged documents to get Citibank to provide him with a $74 million loan. The next day, though, Nemazee paid Citibank back the entire $74 million—presumably because he was hoping that if he returned the cash, he might be able to make the problem go away. But the move was a bit suspicious. If he had the $74 million sitting around, why would he have bothered carrying out the scheme in the first place?

Is Sheldon Solow About to Bust?

cityfile · 12/19/08 10:52AM

It's been a rough week for real estate billionaire Sheldon Solow. On Monday, it came to light that Marc Dreier, the lawyer now accused of defrauding investors to the tune of $380 million, had been trying to sell fake Solow Realty promissory notes to investors. (It was Solow, in fact, who first tipped off the authorities back in October.) Now he has a new headache to contend with. Citibank filed suit against Solow this week, claiming Solow has thus far failed to pay back $67 million in loans and $18.5 million in letters of credit. The funds were part of a half-billion loan that Citi extended to Solow in 2004 to finance the development of a series of buildings along the East River waterfront. Unfortunately for Solow, construction on the project hasn't even started yet and it appears he's already running into financial difficulty. The nitty gritty from Citibank, N.A. v. Sheldon H. Solow after the jump.