The Patrick Awards

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While surfing the ‘net for interesting reads on Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne, I came across a post by Jeff Matthews, whose blog is “Jeff Matthews Is Not Making This Up.” Jeff came up with the “Patrick Awards.” The awards are given to those corporate executives who make the strangest comments on earnings conference calls. They’re…

Short Seller Marc Cohodes About Face on Overstock

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Former hedge fund manager Marc Cohodes has been a long-time critic of Overstock.com and its wacky CEO, Patrick Byrne. The criticism dates back to the days when Cohodes was at Rocker Partners, a company that was sued by Overstock along with research firm Gradient Analytics. In 2005, Cohodes was fingered by Byrne as being part…

China MediaExpress: Massive Fraud or Victim of Short Sellers?

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UPDATE: In March 2011, CFO Jacky Lam of China Media Express and the auditors (Deloitte) resigned. Deloitte said they could no longer rely on the representations of management, and they suggested an investigation was in order. Ping Luo, the analyst from Global Hunter who gave CCME rave reviews resigned. Maurice Greenberg’s Starr Investments sued CCME…

Facebook “Friends” Are Co-Conspirators In Overstock.com Land

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In the world of Patrick Byrne, CEO of flailing Overstock.com (NYSE:OSTK), his paid stalkers, and his nutty followers, anything and everything is evidence of a massive conspiracy on Wall Street. Involved in this massive conspiracy are “captured” journalists who “take orders” from hedge funds and help manipulate the stockmarket. Remember the days when Byrne was…

Grant Thornton to SEC: Overstock.com Is Lying

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UPDATE: Overstock.com just issued a press release in which Patrick Byrne calls Grant Thornton a bunch of liars. Add them to his list of “miscreants.” No longer can Patrick Byrne, wacky CEO of Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) claim that those pointing out his lies and materially misleading financial statements are just “miscreants,” operatives of an imaginary “Sith…

Overstock.com Admits They’re Clueless About the Accounting Rules

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This week Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) notified the public that they wouldn’t file their third quarter 10-Q on time. The reason: The registrant has been unable to complete its financial statements for the quarter ended September 30, 2009, as it is continuing to analyze the proper accounting treatment for $785,000 the registrant received during the first quarter…

More Financial Statement Fraud at Overstock.com

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White collar crime fighter and reformed felon Sam Antar has done it again. He has exposed the most recent financial statement fraud being perpetrated by Overstock.com (NASDAQ:OSTK) and wacky CEO Patrick Byrne. Of course, this doesn’t come as any surprise to anyone who has been following the company. Overstock cannot turn a profit, and when…