Sam Wyly

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Next Line of Defense for Wylys: "But Bill Brewer Said It Was OK"

    When I saw the big news yesterday from New York about the Dallas billionaire Wyly brothers -- a federal jury found them guilty on all counts in a $550 million tax evasion case -- I had to go back to Joe Guinto's excellent story last year in D Magazine: I thought I distinctly remembered both Sam Wyly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Welcome to the Forbes 400, Darwin Deason!

    Kelcy Warren, proof that a UT-Arlington graduate can make the Forbes 400​I've been told: Everybody loves lists, especially this one -- Forbes' annual countdown of the richie-richiest 'Merkins, which contains more than its share of locals, as usual. Tops, through, is a Fort Worth resident who I'm p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    The News Trims the Best Part of the Wyly Bros. Story Out of The New York Times's Original

    Charles Wyly​There's a big ol' story on the front page of this morning's New York Times in which Charles and Sam Wyly insist the Securities and Exchange Commission -- which recently charged the two with moving and hiding $550 million in "undisclosed gains" -- ain't got nothin' on them. The same st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    As One Independent Bookstore Opens in Plano, Another Closes in Frisco

    Frisco's Bookworm sounds like my kind of bookstore -- family-owned, "intimate," has a fireplace, serves coffee, good to go. Only, the worm has turned: Its Web site is currently advertising an everything-must-go sale in advance of its going out of business. In fact, Publishers Weekly this morning tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Say, Do You Phil Gigante?

    The lead from the Associated Press' story about Dallas buy-and-sell billionaire Sam Wyly, out promoting his book Entrepreneur to Billionaire: 1,000 Dollars & an Idea: "Sam Wyly went from growing up in a house without electricity to amassing a fortune estimated at $1.2 billion, and he says anyone can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others on Texas Book Fest Schedule

    It's official: T. Boone Pickens -- for whom the answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind -- is a real author. Author enough, at least, to get invited to the Texas Book Festival down in Austin, which takes place November 1-2 down in Austin and today announced its lineup for the '08 jam. The Dallas ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Clearing the air

    The motive behind a series of Bush attack ads may have been business, not politics