As I watched the waves break over the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach this weekend, I noticed a familiar name playing in the last group yesterday with Charlie Wi: Frank Quattrone. Could that really be, I wondered, the Frank Quattrone who was indicted in 2003 and tried twice before he was convicted in 2004? That conviction, however, was reversed on appeal in 2006. The government then extended the fig leaf and Quattrone entered into a deferred prosecution agreement (the government’s version of super secret probation) with all charges dismissed in 2007.
So, now Frank Quattrone is back at work as an investment banker and is at the top of his golf game, playing in the final group at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am! Not bad.