URGENT >> BULLETIN >> MOVING: New York Man Arrested After Threatening To Kill CFTC, SEC, NFA And FINRA Regulators; Vincent McCrudden Used Emails, Website To Terrorize Officials, Prosecutors Charge

A New York man sued by the CFTC last month for registration violations has been arrested on criminal charges of threatening to kill 47 current or former market regulators, federal prosecutors said.

Vincent P. McCrudden, 49, who recently had been living in Singapore, was arrested yesterday by the FBI at Newark Liberty International Airport after returning to the United States.

The arrest occurred just five days after a gunman opened fire at an Arizona constituent event hosted by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Giffords was critically wounded in the attack. U.S. District Judge John Roll and five others were shot and killed.

McCrudden was denied bail this afternoon in the alleged threats against regulators, some details of which U.S. Attorney Loretta E. Lynch of the Eastern District of New York released today.

“In this day and age, there is no such thing as an idle threat,” said Lynch. “Those who threaten injury or worse to the lives of others will be promptly investigated and vigorously prosecuted.”

On Sept. 30, prosecutors said, McCrudden sent an email to an employee of the National Futures Association (NFA) that made a death threat.

“[I]t wasn’t ever a question of ‘if’ I was going to kill you, it was just a question of when,” the email read, prosecutors said. “And now, that question has been answered. You are going to die a painful death.”

McCrudden also published an “Execution List” on his website. The list included the names of 47 current and former officials of the SEC, FINRA, NFA, and CFTC.  Included on the list were the names of the “the Chairperson of the SEC, the Chairman of the CFTC, a former Acting Chairman and Commissioner of the CFTC, the Chairman and CEO of FINRA, the former chief of Enforcement at FINRA, and other employees of the NFA and CFTC,” prosecutors said.

“[T]hese people have got to go,” McCrudden wrote, prosecutors said. “And I need your help, there are just too many for me alone.”

And McCrudden “posted a $100,000 reward on his website for personal information of several government officials and proof that those officials were punished,” prosecutors charged.

On Dec. 16, according to the complaint, McCrudden sent a CFTC official an email with a subject line of, “You corrupt mother[*!&$$%]!”

The email went on to inform the official that he was “first on my list.”

McCrudden used the website to encourage others to “[g]o buy a gun” and take back the country. On the website, McCrudden wrote that he would lead by example, prosecutors said.

A top FBI official said the threats were “especially troubling.”

“Overt threats of the sort made by this defendant must be dealt with to the fullest extent of the law,” said Janice K. Fedarcyk, assistant director-in-charge of the FBI’s New York field office.

“The threats were direct, extreme, and specific, vowing to kill securities regulators and encouraging others to do the same,” Fedarcyk said.  “The allegations, coming as they do during a period of national mourning in the wake of horrific violence done to public officials and others, are especially troubling.”

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  1. Hmm, interesting. From the following link:


    We find:

    “..,. The CFTC complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, charges McCrudden with failure to register with the CFTC as an Associated Person (AP) of a Commodity Pool Operator (CPO), acting as a CPO without being registered and failing to give notice of an inaccurate claimed exemption from registration filed with the CFTC..,.”

    It’s a shame that Mr.McCrudden didn’t have Broker Jones’s e-mail addy. Broker could have told him how it was 100% legal to operate a commodity (well at least forex) pool without even bothering to file for an exemption. No guns, no threats, no licenses and no regulation, the key you see is to pretend you’re off shore.

    Well at least no one will try to blame this one on Sara Palin.

  2. Holy Crap, from the Alnbri Management, LLC website (one of McCudden’s firms):

    “.,..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!

    Government employees should be individually accountable and not be able to hide behind the veils of their entities. If they are sued for bad behaviour, they should have to use their own resources and money like any other citizen..,.”

    He survived the World Trade Center Bombings TWICE!!!

  3. Actually the first attack was on February 26, 1993. So it is possible he did survive the two attacks: 2/26/93 and 9/11/01.

  4. Quick notes:

    Appeal of earlier FINRA matter goes against McCrudden, and the panel actually increases the sanctions against him. This doc, dated Oct. 15, 2010, cites profanity-laced, menacing emails and voicemails attributed to McCrudden:


    The Decision:
    FINRA’s Department of Enforcement appeals the October 15, 2009 Hearing Panel
    decision in this matter.’ McCrudden cross-appeals. The Hearing Panel found that McCrudden violated NASD Rule 2110 because he sent abusive, intimidating, and threatening communications to his former employer, and induced his former employer to file a misleading and inaccurate Uniform Termination Notice for Securities Industry Registration (“Form US”).
    The Hearing Panel fined McCrudden $12,500 and suspended him for 35 business days in all capacities for the violations. After a complete and independent review of the record, we affirm the Hearing Panel’s findings as discussed below, but modify the sanctions imposed. We increase the fine to $50,000 and the suspension to one year.

    Words allegedly directed at a colleague and attributed to McCrudden:

    “. . . I am headed into the city now and this is going to get ugly. [It’s] an absolute shame no one is willing to do the right thing. Ok, I will take matters into my own hands. I tried to do it diplomatically. After all I have done for Hedge Cap and Penson, I will absolutely not tolerate this shit. God help the people who get in my [%$*!&$$] way now! . . .”


    Words allegedly directed at a different colleague and attributed to McCrudden:

    “What a [%$*!&$$] loser you are . . . . There is obviously a lot more that can be gotten into at a later date if you choose or want to piss me off. You
    should know better, but I guess [you’re] going to learn your lesson the
    hard way . . . [you’re] picking a fight with the wrong [%$*!&$$] guy.
    Keep pissing me off and [let’s] see who has more to lose . . . . Stay the
    [%$*!] out my families and my life, or keep sending threatening letters and
    see what happens. If you make me spend more time on this then I am
    prepared to, I will dedicate my time and effort to fight it . . . . Move on
    little man. Send one more threatening letter to my home and see what
    happens. You’ll be [%$*!&$$] with the wrong man and family!”


    Words attributed to McCrudden and allegedly directed at NFA after NFA denied McCrudden’s registration request:

    “I am coming out to Chicago and [%$*!&$$] getting you and your [%$*!&$$]
    prick friends . . . you think you can [%$*!] with whoever you want mother
    [%$*!&$$]? look over your shoulder one day [%$*!&$] . . . you mother [%$*!&$$] corrupt pieces of shit . . . you splash that corrupt, biased, fixed decision all over the internet so all of my friends and childrens friends can see? And you think I am going to let you. . . get away with it? Think again. . . tell your buddies I’m coming.. . [you’re] not getting away with this shit.”

    ** NFA staff turned this email over to the United States Attorney’s Office in Chicago, who in turn, required that McCrudden attend anger management classes for two years and report to the United States Attorney’s Office in Long Island every two weeks.


    Words attributed to McCrudden and allegedly directed at FINRA:

    “Yeah . . . this is Vincent McCrudden . . . . Um, I just got off the phone
    with my attorney. You know you guys are [%$*!&$$] pieces of shit. You
    really are pieces of shit. Um, I want to know who you report to and
    obviously this is a set up. You know, I cooperated with the NASD and
    you guys are gonna [%$*!&$$] do this to me? You are [%$*!&$$] low life
    [%$*!&$$] scum bags. I want to know who you report to, I’m going to have
    you and [the investigator] [%$*!&$$] fired. There’s no way you guys are
    getting away with this. Somebody has set this up. There’s no way that
    you ban somebody and there’s no threat . . . . Give me your [%$*!&$$]
    superior’s number. And I want to know the guys who made this [%$*!&$$]
    decision. I want every [%$*!&$$] name, you got that? You scum bag.”


  5. “.,..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.

    Hi Glim,

    In your comment (above) in which you quote content on the Alnbri Management website, well, the purported $1 billion lawsuit against agencies and officials leaps out.

    On some days I wonder just how much of America has taken leave of its senses. The alleged rants associated with McCrudden remind me of some of the rants in the ASD and Gold Quest International cases.

    Perhaps the most unsettling thing is that there does appear to be a “market” for the tirades. The alleged Arizona shooter, for instance, talked about conspiracies and Constitutionality and gold and currency. Far less clear are precisely who and what were motivating him. In the end, though, he became angry enough to open fire on a crowd of human beings. Three senior citizens in their seventies were shot and killed. A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed. A 30-year-old Congressional aide was shot and killed.

    And a federal judge was shot and killed.

    Nineteen people were shot in all, including Rep. Giffords, who was shot in the head at point-blank range.

    All of these events are matters for great introspection. Some of the purveyors of the investment “programs” actually are trading on antigovernment sentiment and/or positioning the “offers” as a populist response to all the government wickedness out there.


  6. When will these political idiocy stop?? Now we have this:

    James Eric Fuller, 63, was detained on misdemeanor disorderly conduct and threat charges Saturday during the event taped for a special edition of ABC’s “This Week,” Pima County sheriff’s spokesman Jason Ogan said.

    He apparently became upset when Trent Humphries suggested that conversations about gun control be delayed until all the dead were buried, KGUN-TV in Tucson reported.

    Authorities said he took a picture of the leader and yelled “you’re dead.”

    The Tea Party has blood on it’s hands, especially Sarah Palin. The old childhood saying that “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” has turned out to be extremely incorrect. Words can now get you killed!

  7. Sorry, I seem to have left out the part that James Eric Fuller is one of the survivors of the Tucson shooting…. Have we learned nothing, folks? It’s not the guns that needs controlling, it’s the people that use deliberate vitriol that incites anger or fear. I know.. one cannot legislate common sense or else the world would be a much better place. But, I do believe the one’s who incite these things with their word should end up in a jail cell.