Former Amerindo Advisors executive Gary Tanaka hasn't been on his game in recent years as a Wall Street manager, but his acumen for horse-trading is second to none, according to a report in this morning's Wall Street Journal.

Tanaka and his Amerindo partner, Alberto Vilar, were arrested two months ago for allegedly stealing money from a client that was supposedly earmarked for a new venture separate from the struggling Amerindo Technology Fund. Both are free on bond, under house arrest and awaiting future court dates.

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