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Arrested Asset Manager Was a 9/11 Truther

Vincent McCrudden
Source: alnbri.com
Vincent McCrudden

The asset manager arrested last night for threatening SEC and CFTC officials seems to have slipped off the rails of reality quite some time ago.

First, a bit of background, courtesy of NBC's Jonathan Dienst:

The FBI has arrested the head of an asset management firm for allegedly threatening 47 government officials with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission.

Officials said Vincent McCrudden posted a $100,000 reward on a website for information that proved these officials had been "punished." Federal prosecutors also said he sent numerous emails threatening individual workers.

McCrudden is expected to be arraigned in federal court in Central Islip, New York Friday afternoon, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said.

McCrudden, a Dix Hills, Long Island resident, was running PLNBM Asset Management and another firm, officials said. He was arrested at Newark airport last night after traveling back from Singapore, FBI officials said.

News of these alleged threats to government workers come after a mass shooting last week in which a gunman critically wounded an Arizona congresswoman and killed six others.

Officials said McCrudden was the target of civil enforcement action by the CFTC. He also allegedly made threats against workers with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an independent securities regulator, and the National Futures Association (NFA).

Each count carries up to 5 years if convicted. McCrudden's lawyer Bruce Barket could not be immediately reached for comment.

Over at the website for Alnbri Management, LLC, one of the companies that McCrudden runs, we discovered this:

Mr. McCrudden has spent the past 13 years and counting combating a colluded Government attempt to discredit and harrass Mr. McCrudden through repeated bogus procedures. Mr. McCrudden has sought relief by suing multiple agencies and officials for $1 Billion. But this has not stopped certain higher ranking officials because they know that Judges are Government employees too. In order to stop the libel, slander and harrassment at the hands of these entities, and with no available forum in the US justice system, Mr. McCrudden has started a process to enact payback for years of Government abuse. As a twice survivor of the WTC bombings, Mr. McCrudden knows all too well what the Government can do in the "name of public interest". Mr. McCrudden believes the 23 friends he lost on 9-11-2001 would have had their full support. Wake up my fellow citizens and middle class and go look into the mirror, because you my friends are the face of the new Al Qaeda! Civil disobedience can be a start for justice. Its us (middle class) against them (Government officials and the Bourgeosie). Start acting now before its too late!

This is the kind of rambling you hear from crazy people. It's got that 'nudge-nudge' hinting-at-the-truth quality that paranoids often use. He appears to be claiming the US government destroyed the World Trade Center, although he doesn't say it outright. Instead, he makes readers guess at his meaning.

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