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Regan “was vindicated” by the book’s success and other developments, including the trajectory of Dreier LLP founder Marc Dreier, her lawyer said.

Dreier pleaded guilty in 2009 to using impersonations and fake documents to defraud hedge funds out of more than $400 million. He’s serving a 20-year federal prison term.

Also in a federal prison is Kerik, who withdrew from consideration for the Homeland Security post as questions swirled about his finances and associations. He cited tax issues involving a former nanny as his reason for bowing out. The failed bid began a downfall that spiraled into a 2009 guilty plea to tax fraud, lying to the White House and other crimes.


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