Perpetrators of mass financial fraud are people too! Or such is the takeaway from Marc H. Simon’s documentary, which looks at the two months that hotshot-lawyer-turned-convict Marc Dreier spent under house arrest as he awaited sentencing for wire and securities fraud, money laundering and other white-collar criminal shenanigans. It’s perversely fascinating to watch the cocksure attorney reflect on things like whether his prison will allow him to watch Mets games, and demonstrate that he does harbor regrets over what he’s done. But in allowing Dreier to shape his own narrative, too many lame excuses are allowed to pass, as the financial schemer spins his own story dangerously close to self-pity.
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