SOUTHERN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING FOUNDATION (SIRF) IS A TOTAL SHAM FOR RODDY BOYD
Tabloid writer Roddy Boyd is “dancing” in the regulatory spotlight again. This time, Roddy Boyd got himself in the crossfire of the feds and FBI investigators.
Sources say U.S. prosecutors and FBI agents are circling a sham “non-profit” Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation (SIRF), as well as businesses and donors associated with the obscure outfit. Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation (SIRF) is a one-man shop owned and promoted by a notorious stock short seller – tabloid writer Roddy Boyd.
Working out of a crappy home located at 508 John S. Mosby Drive in Wilmington, North Carolina, Roderick Stewart Boyd, aka Roddy Boyd is a balding 48 year old male (DOB: 04/18/1968, Bronxville, NY) who walks around with a beer-soaked heavy belly. Thousands of miles away on Wall Street in New York City, many have heard of Roddy Boyd. In fact, Roddy Boyd is quite a notorious homebody. First obtained a passport on February 23, 2011, Roddy Boyd got to know the world by chewing on oily popcorn while gluing himself to a 14-inch television screen.
For several years, FBI agents in New York monitored Roddy Boyd, watching the close ties between Roddy Boyd’s negative stories published on public companies and the millions of dollars reaped by stock short sellers who had sold shares short ahead of Roddy Boyd’s hit articles. Between insider trading and broker bribery, Roddy Boyd was a busy man. Sometime in between, Roddy Boyd got married, got rich and finally produced a kid named Samantha Boyd.
“FBI Agents have long suspected Roddy Boyd is the kingpin of a classic market manipulation scheme that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) calls ‘short and distort.’”
Investigators obtained trading records belonging to Roddy Boyd’s father Michael Boyd and other hedge funds associated with Herb Greenberg, another bribed loudspeaker for illegal short sellers.
READ MORE: RODDY BOYD EXPOSED – FRAUD ‘JOURNALIST’ TRASHES COMPANIES, BRIBED BY JON CARNES CRIME FAMILY
Dan Ackerman, a former Supervisory Special Agent at the FBI led the investigations into Roddy Boyd and his activities. “There is a thick file on Roddy Boyd at the FBI,” said a former FBI agent who declined to comment further.
THE MYSTERIOUS SIRF “DONORS,” THE SHORT SELLER CRIMINALS
Built on a long and checkered history of alleged stock fraud and market manipulation, Roddy Boyd actively solicits “donors” to make “charitable contributions” to his tiny Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation (SIRF), touted as a “non-profit.” The truth tells a different story:
“The curious Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation is in fact Roddy Boyd’s front for illegal stock short sellers. SIRF is nothing but pure profit.”
Roddy Boyd is the sole owner, sole employee, sole operator and the single expense item at his sham SIRF “non-profit.”
Whatever amount of money those mysterious “donors” give to Roddy Boyd, every penny ends up in Roddy Boyd’s pockets. Charity work? None. Payments to Roddy Boyd? Oh yeah!
The list of “generous” donors to SIRF are “who is who” in the world gallery of stock short sellers mingled with convicted criminals, among them:
Carson Block of Muddy Waters (a noted short seller), Sam Antar (a convicted stock and accounting felon totally broke, still spaced out in his criminal “glory days” of the 1980s), John Bird(a Texas short seller), Dune Lawrence (Roddy Boyd’s ex and a notorious Bloomberg writer sitting on Roddy Boyd’s payroll), David Rocker (Rocker Family Foundation, a short seller exposed by the award-winning DeepCapture magazine), Boyd Family Foundation (Roddy Boyd’s multi-million dollar trust account from his dying old man Michael Boyd, a notorious short seller hedge fund vulture in his 70s)… The list just goes on:
EVIDENCE: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EXPOSED THE CRIMINAL JON CARNES’S BRIBERY TO RODDY BOYD, MATCHING THE SAME JON CARNES AS A SHAM SIRF “DONOR”:
CURIOUS SIRF DONORS, BIG PAYDAYS FOR RODDY BOYD
Donors to Roddy Boyd are not dumb folks who would just throw their money away. These are stock short sellers – slippery “sharks” preying on America’s economic demise. They sell stocks short, make money off the failure of America and the loss of American jobs. They demand sizable returns from the large sums of money they brown bag Roddy Boyd as “charitable contributions.”
“Short sellers want a loud-mouthed bitch who can spit out nonsense to drive down share prices. Roddy Boyd is the right whore for hire – for the right price.”
SOUTHERN INVESTIVATIVE REPORTING FOUNDATION, A PAY TO PLAY “NON-PROFIT” SHAM
Roddy Boyd is in “hot demand” from everyone. Living with his wife Laura Boyd isn’t an easy task. Constant pressure from a needy woman demanding expensive things in life, plus a loser daughterSamantha Boyd whose free-spending habits at a fourth-tier college have pushed Roddy Boyd over the edge of the law. Fortunately, Roddy Boyd’s money contributors are quick to pick up the tab to supplement the Boyd family income. There is a catch though, a big one: NO FREE LUNCH in the Roddy Boyd household.
READ MORE: STOCK SHORT SELLER JON CARNES CRIME FAMILY LANDED 2 YEARS IN PRISON, IMPLICATED BARRON’S WRITERS LESLIE NORTON, BILL ALPERT
Donors to Roddy Boyd’s SIRF expect a lot from Roddy in return. The short sellers have sold stocks short in the market. They were counting on Roddy Boyd’s “hit stories” to drive down share prices so the short seller contributors can pocket the price differences as profit.
“For years, Roddy Boyd has supported a lifestyle by collecting bribery from illegal stock short sellers masked as fake “donors” to his various sham ‘non-profit’ outfits.” – FBI
THE FINANCIAL INVESTIGATOR, INC., A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR LOSER, FRAUD
Roddy has had a few of these dark closets: The first one that came along was the now-defunct The Financial Investigator, Inc. (founded 05/31/2011 in North Carolina) – it had a lousy website. The venture was a total disaster. Roddy Boyd’s paid short seller clients lost more than $140 million on Roddy’s horrific bet against Harbin Electric, a Nasdaq-listed reverse merger company whose Asian management acquired at $24 per share in cash, generating 1,200% investment return for its investors. TheStreet praised Harbin Electric as a Pioneer in an article titled Harbin Electric Going Private: Chinese LBO Pioneer.
On the opposite bet, Roddy Boyd sat on his toilet gasping for air: He had run out of tears. His hedge fund clients had just fired his ass and his wife Laura Boyd was going through a meltdown watching their millions in trust fund money going down the tubes. Roddy Boyd’s daughter Samantha Boyd was dumped by her Alabama boyfriend at Auburn University and nearly killed herself.
“At the buyout price of $24, short sellers got squeezed hard. The long term investors walked away north of $90 million in profits,” said Harbin management.”Well deserved!”
Financier and investigative journalist Benjamin Wey advised Harbin management with the successful $850 million transaction, reported by PR Newswire. At the time, it was the largest leveraged buyout (LBO) transaction in the U.S. market for a China-based company.
A $140 MILLION LOSS, CLOSED A SHELL OUTFIT, OPENED ANOTHER ONE CALLED “SIRF”
Armed with sensational and fraudulent stories fed by stock criminals of the Jon Carnes crime family, Roddy Boyd was the loudest rooster in the Harbin “morning calls.” Roddy got paid handsome bribes for his work. He wrote more than a dozen false stories on Harbin and actively touted Harbin as a “China fraud.” That was, until Roddy Boyd got his ass handed to him, hard when Harbin management shelled out $850 million in cash to acquire the company. Roddy Boyd’s sham “donors” lost more than $100 million.
“Roddy Boyd was a dumb ass. That SOB cost me some serious dough,” a source told investigators.
In a 2011, Roddy Boyd admitted to market manipulation and said he was “wrong,” reported byReuters in an article titled Reuters: Sparks still flying over Harbin Electric.
“And I am sticking to it, but boy oh boy I got proved wrong on Harbin Electric. I lost my ass…” Roddy Boyd said sadly to Reuters
The huge blunter on shorting Harbin drove several paying hedge fund clients of Roddy Boyd out of business. Covering his dirty tracks like a skunk, Roddy Boyd shut down his shell companyFinancial Investigator, Inc., burned the payment receipts given to market manipulators and went into hiding like a burglar. The financial loss at home almost cost Roddy’s marriage.
RODDY BOYD, CAPTAIN OF THE JON CARNES CRIME FAMILY
After the humiliating defeat in shorting Harbin Electric, Roddy Boyd vowed to “get his money” back and work harder. Soon, he laid his eyes on SilverCorp, a New York Stock Exchange listed silver mining company based in China.
“It mus be a winner,” said Roddy Boyd. “I am betting my house, my wife and my daughter Samantha on shorting this baby.”
In 2012, Roddy Bobby received a $50,000 “charitable contribution” from the stock criminal Jon Carnes to gun up Sivercorp. The bet “misfired,” again. Roddy Boyd lost his house, his retirement savings and the rendezvous nearly cost his life: In 2013, Roddy Boyd’s “donor” Jon Carnes, a notorious stock short was indicted for securities fraud and made the front page of the Wall Street Journal for manipulating shares in SilverCorp. Wall Street Journal reported Canada Regulator Accuses Silvercorp Short Seller Jon Carnes of Fraud – WSJ. Jon Carnes’s lieutenant Kun Huang was sent to two years in prison and Carnes himself was sued by the government for committing the same short seller “short and distort” stock fraud. Roddy Boyd lost it all. Read more: CATCHING STOCK FRAUD CRIMINAL JON CARNES, THE REAL-LIFE WOLF OF WALL STREET
INDICTMENT OF JON CARNES, RODDY BOYD SHORT SELLER STOCK FRAUD FROM THE GOVERNMENT’S PRESS RELEASE:
RODDY BOYD, A THIEF IN HIDING
While Jon Carnes was under indictment, Roddy Boyd went into hiding: He burned receipts and even got rid of his @boydroddy twitter account to erase records. Roddy Boyd waited patiently for his next move – that was until Jon Carnes’s lieutenant Kun Huang came out of a two year prison sentence.
“Within days of Jon Carnes’s indictment in December 2013, Roddy Boyd ‘timely’ dissolved his Financial Investigators, Inc. on January 24, 2014.”
THE FINANCIAL INVESTIGATOR’S SHORT-LIVED HISTORY BEFORE RODDY BOYD CLOSED IT DOWN TO HIDE HIS TRACKS – OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT RECORD:
Sure enough, Roddy Boyd was back in business with a new shell: Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, or SIRF.
“A new twitter account emerged for SIRF. Roddy Boyd went into peddling the shit different day – taking bribes from short sellers in exchange for his hit articles on America’s public companies.”
RODDY BOYD, A NOTORIOUS NAME, A RUSTY NAIL IN A COFFIN
Everyone seems to know Roddy Boyd’s Southern Investigation Reporting Foundation is a sham outfit for illegal stock short sellers. Now the Feds are closing in on Roddy Boyd again. Government subpoenas sent to various people and entities associated with Roddy Boyd pointed to serious violations of federal laws, sources say.
“Associating with Roddy Boyd is like being a target waiting to be shot, or it’s like someone holding a rusty nail to his own coffin.”
Both Jon Carnes and Dune Lawrence paid a hefty price colluding with Roddy Boyd. Roddy Boyd’s hedge fund clients have fared even worse. Thanks to Roddy Boyd’s heavy touting of Harbin Electric as a short sell target, his client Tiger Management Asia lost more than $100 million alone, causing the fund to shut its doors. Harbin cooperated with an FBI investigation into market manipulation of its stock which led the government to indict and convict a Tiger Management fund manager, a Roddy Boyd client. More from Reuters: Roddy Boyd Client, Tiger Club Manager pleads guilty tin insider trading case.
As the Feds scrutinize Roddy Boyd and his various shell businesses, the names of his paying clients and their stock trades have surfaced. Before Roddy Boyd rushes into hibernation again, readers be warned: The shady Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation is just about to close its doors. Another sham, another front for stock criminals will soon collapse, again…
PIGS WITH RED LIPSTICKS: FAKE SIRF BOARD MEMBERS DENIED AFFILIATIONS WITH SIRF, RODDY BOYD
On the messy website of Roddy Boyd’s SOUTHERN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING FOUNDATION, a few familiar names are listed as “Board members” for the sham SIRF. Are they real “board members” or red lipsticks for pigs? William D. Cohan (Twitter: @), a book author is listed; the controversial “woman” Bethany McLean (Twitter: @) is listed;Christopher Roush (Twitter: @), a UNC professor is also on display as Roddy Boyd’s SIRF “board member.” It was all BS.
“When contacted, ALL of these ‘board members’ immediatelyDISAVOWED ANY AFFILIATIONS with Roddy Boyd or Boyd’s Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation.”
Professor Chris Roush’s response was quick and blunt: “I have never given Roddy Boyd permission to use my name as his board member or in any other capacity. I barely know the man.”
The Roddy Boyd sage has just started…