CFTC Fights Call For Recusal In Menacing Trader's Suits

Law360, New York (July 6, 2011, 6:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday rebuffed a money manager’s call to disqualify the federal judge overseeing the agency’s lawsuit in New York over his trading activities as well as a criminal action over death threats the trader allegedly made to regulators.

Vincent P. McCrudden, a former hedge fund operator currently incarcerated awaiting trial, in May asked U.S. District Judge Denis R. Hurley to recuse himself from both the CFTC’s suit and the criminal action for “having a clear bias and partiality towards government...
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