- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - The no-longer-anonymous author of a popular Wall Street Twitter account has found a new publisher two weeks after a Simon & Schuster imprint dropped his book amid allegations that he had misrepresented himself.

Grove Atlantic announced Wednesday it has reached a six-figure deal with John LeFevre for the Wall Street takedown “Straight to Hell.”

LeFevre had attracted hundreds of thousands of followers through his irreverent and anonymous @GSElevator, which purported to offer an inside take on Goldman Sachs. But in recent weeks, his identity was revealed and he acknowledged that he never worked at Goldman Sachs.

LeFevre is a former Citigroup executive who lives in Texas.

Grove Atlantic said in a statement Wednesday that it was “comfortable” with LeFevre’s background. The book is scheduled to come out in November.

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