Dreier until early December seemed to be a high-flying Manhattan lawyer, heading his own firm, Dreier LLP, with 250 attorneys and celebrity clients.
He was first arrested in Canada on impersonation charges after hedge funds complained he was stealing from them. Freed in Canada on bail, he flew to New York City, where he was arrested by federal authorities at the airport.
Authorities say Dreier received $670 million between 2004 and 2008 from the sale of fictitious securities.
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