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Is Mr. Pitt Coming?

Traders Magazine, November 2002

John A. Byrne

Is Harvey Pitt coming? That was the favorite question among the media assembled at this year's annual SIA meeting in Boca Raton, Fla. Harvey did arrive to speak as prearranged, of course, but it surprised many who thought he would remain holed up in Washington. Earlier, he announced his decision to resign under growing pressure because of a series of gaffes. What was also surprising was the posse of SEC officials who accompanied the embattled Pitt on the trip, which had started on the previous evening. That's when Pitt's press spokeswoman flew into Boca. She showed up on that evening, puffing nervously on a cigarette at a private dinner for the media.

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