Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Speaking of bishops...

One of the diagonal movers is terrorizing the US investment management industry:
While full-fledged investigations are under way into the pipe bombs sent to industry shops last month and a string of earlier threatening letters, the key to thwarting future attacks may be in decoding "the Bishop."

Some speculate the culprit could be from the industry, but federal authorities are tight-lipped about their progress in the investigation and their profiling of the person, or persons, responsible. However, observers say there are likely some distinguishing characteristics to be on the lookout for to help unmask the Bishop, the name used by the individual who sent the packages.

Last month packages containing explosive devices and threatening letters were sent via U.S. mail to an American Century facility in Kansas City and Janus in Denver. The Janus package was forwarded to the Chicago office of Perkins Wolf McDonnell, a brokerage and advisory firm with which it does business. Both parcels were defused.

The pipe-bomb packages were the latest in a string of threats by the Bishop sent to financial institutions. Past letters contained references to the Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski, and D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo as well as demands that firms manipulate stock prices to equal $6.66. They also discussed kidnappings and killing.
From "Who Is the Mysterious Fund-Bombing Bishop?" at Ignites.

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