Readers are already aware of shady short seller James F. Hickman’s dubious backstory, including his Consent Order in the state of Connecticut for financial misdeeds. This earned him the barely-satirical moniker of “financial felon” from one SeekingAlpha commenter (of course, neither I nor BloggerNews claim that Hickman has been arrested or convicted of any felony).
From the beginning of his dishonest short-selling campaign against a taxi medallion financial lending company, James Hickman was dishonest. He made claims to major media outlets, and to SeekingAlpha’s contributor editors, that he was the “Chief Investment Officer” of “HVM Capital”. As we reported here, no such entity existed. James Hickman is a liar, and readers are advised that everything he ever says should be put in context with this lie.
James Hickman has since tried to cover up that lie, by finally registering “HVM Capital, LLC” in Massachusetts. One wonders exactly why it took this long to get around to it, when it becomes obvious that he is just covering up for his initial Big Lie.
What remains inexplicable is how SeekingAlpha or TheStreet.com permit this dishonest short-seller any publication space at all. Apparently there is no desire on the part of these publications to protect their reputations by having a dubious individual like James Hickman write anything at all for them.
We have plenty more to report on James Hickman. Stay tuned.