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Hedge fund manager's swank offices concealed a Ponzi scheme

Hedge fund manager's swank offices concealed a Ponzi scheme

When Neal Goyal opened his swank North Michigan Avenue offices early last year, it seemed just the latest sign of the hedge fund manager's wild success. His massive corner office had floor-to-ceiling views of the Chicago River. Ten monitors sat on his L-shaped desk, half of them open to trading screens. A 64-inch TV on one wall was kept tuned to financial news. Another wall was filled with a limited-edition print he bragged to employees cost $30,000. Goyal arrived most mornings at 4 a.m., driving his black Mercedes-Benz the few miles from his $1.5 million home in the Lakeview neighborhood while sipping a coffee or the first of many energy drinks of the day, former employees say. ...

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