Blackwell freed after insider-trading...

Blackwell freed after insider-trading prison term | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 54 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Feb 10, 2011, titled Blackwell freed after insider-trading prison term | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Roger D. Blackwell illegally gave stock tips to friends and family. Business Stories Former Ohio State University marketing professor Roger D. Blackwell has been released from prison after having served almost five years and is expected to be a free man in the spring.

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New Book

Columbus, OH

#41 Mar 29, 2011
From Mind to Inside Market to Penitentiary
wow

Columbus, OH

#42 Apr 6, 2011
I'm shocked that people even consider what he did to be a big deal. Yes, it's technically a crime, but think about it for a moment: all he did is share some information with members of his family. Big fucking deal. For people to call this "blood money" is hilarious. I would do the exact same thing in his situation, and many of you would as well.
CareerProsecutor

Columbus, OH

#43 Apr 6, 2011
is RIGHT.

The name is a disgrace to Ohio taxpayers at OSU.
Get a Clue

Columbus, OH

#44 Apr 6, 2011
wow wrote:
I'm shocked that people even consider what he did to be a big deal. Yes, it's technically a crime, but think about it for a moment: all he did is share some information with members of his family. Big **** deal. For people to call this "blood money" is hilarious. I would do the exact same thing in his situation, and many of you would as well.
He was in a fiduciary position as a board of director. He had access to information that the public did not have. He used that information to trade on securities and illegally profit from it. That's just like stealing money.
Seriously

Columbus, OH

#45 Apr 6, 2011
Y'all need to move on! This is such old news! The guy did his time. Not for anyone of us to judge!
Seriously

Columbus, OH

#46 Apr 6, 2011
ExBlackwell Student wrote:
He was important to the people who couldn't see through him. I personally was given an F on a paper I did for him because I wrote a paper about a company he had invested in and lost a bunch of money in. Funny thing was I interviewed with an executive that was with that company and I was hired because of my F on the paper. My observations were correct. Then Dave Thomas even dogged on the guy that he backed in his efforts. His time in the cell will not change him but, a meeting with his maker will be the ultimate undoing of him.
Life is good for you!! YAY! Move on!
Jeanne

Kennebunk, ME

#47 Apr 19, 2011
karlakatz wrote:
It's bad enough there a building named in honor of this crook, it was done because he donated so much money for its construction; money that was proved to be derived from his criminal activities!
Get your facts straight. He did not benefit from this financially; he gained nothing.
Jeanne

Kennebunk, ME

#48 Apr 19, 2011
I find it interesting how so many people think they know the facts when in reality, they don't know much about the facts of the case. Very little in these responses is intelligent reasoning; it is just emotional prattle. It is no wonder this world is in such bad shape, with so little in the way of meaningful problem solving skills. My father used to have a saying about opinions that I didn't understand until now: "Opinions are like ...." Well, maybe I shouldn't share that after all. I don't want to rile up the crazies any more than they already are.
Former Banker

Grove City, OH

#50 May 24, 2011
I met the 1st & original Mrs. Blackwell years ago when I was working in a bank ... she told me the story of putting her husband thru college and raising the kids and supporting the home while he grew his career ... she then got cancer ... he caught his mid-life crisis and a young trophy wife ... and as the story goes ... out with the old and in with the new! I have followed his story in the media for these many years and I have one word to sum it up ... KARMA ... his hot young wife testifies against him, he serves time in prison ... He still may dirty money in his pocket, but the old saying 'what comes around goes around' certainly rings true with this man ... he is just a lonely 70 yr old ex-con with a name on a building that most folks want to tear down!
Lies

Southfield, MI

#51 May 24, 2011
Jeanne wrote:
I find it interesting how so many people think they know the facts when in reality, they don't know much about the facts of the case. Very little in these responses is intelligent reasoning; it is just emotional prattle. It is no wonder this world is in such bad shape, with so little in the way of meaningful problem solving skills. My father used to have a saying about opinions that I didn't understand until now: "Opinions are like ...." Well, maybe I shouldn't share that after all. I don't want to rile up the crazies any more than they already are.
Looks like the media and Blackwell did a good job of brainwashing you.
Meta4

Hilliard, OH

#52 May 31, 2011
Vern wrote:
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HAH! I had Blackwell for several post-grad marketing classes. he was a pompous ****. He openly bragged about his Porsche and how much it cost -- openly bragged abouit how his smarts regarding wealth enabled him to find a much younger "trophy wife." He was a despicable character and seldom made himself available to his studentsa. You had to talk to his graduate assistants if you wanted to explore anything outside class. he relied primarily on fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice tests so he never had to make students prove their thought process by writing -- that would take time for him to grade. He had us read texts predicting the economic rise of Europe over the USA by 2000, but obviously that didn't happen and he did the same as regards Japan.
The guy was a class A jerk for a professor and role model.
Hmm...maybe it was an undergraduate class you had with him? I had a graduate class with Blackwell. All exams were essay, and required one-to-two of the classic blue essay books to complete properly.
MetaCrap

Columbus, OH

#53 Jun 1, 2011
Meta4 wrote:
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Hmm...maybe it was an undergraduate class you had with him? I had a graduate class with Blackwell. All exams were essay, and required one-to-two of the classic blue essay books to complete properly.
Was it open book? Was there a curve?
Mrs Williams

United States

#54 Dec 29, 2011
Blackwell was the best teacher I had at Ohio State. His problem was he was not a believer in big government economic solutions.
Mrs Williams

United States

#55 Dec 29, 2011
And now our Congressmen and Senators like Pelousi for instance think insider trading is an everyday entitlement.

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