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From CityFile – FGG’s Murphy’s Townhouse for sale

Fairfield Greenwich Group partner and Round Hill neighbor of Walt Noel, Chuck Murphy, must be feeling the pinch as legal fees mount and nasty former clients show up demanding their money back. So he’s put the former mental institution/ townhouse he just recently purchased back on the market for sale. Will he join his cook out here in Greenwich and live happily ever after, or are the rumors true that he’ll be spreading a sleeping bag on the floor of the Noel garage until all this blows over? We’ll let you know as soon as we hear.

Here’s the townhouse. It’s just $37 million so you know it’s priced to sell and sell quickly. Interesting, taxes are only $76,000. Is that because of the lack of a long-overdue reassessment or are city taxes lower than I thought? 

Warning on the Sotheby’s link above. The site promises 10 pictures of the townhouse and delivers on that promise, sort of: there are only three different shots, repeated. I believe that reflects the new austerity program at Realogy/Sotheby’s in which only houses listed for more than $50 million get the full marketing treatment. Paupers’ palaces have to make do with less, as is appropriate.

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My my; the Saint A crowd isn’t covering itself with glory these days

From a reader:

Another “talented” Saint A’s alum that FGG employed was Nicholas
“Nick” Vita. In 2006, FGG handed Vita  $50million to launch
“Fairfield Argenis Healthcare Fund” (see page 6 attached). And where
did the seed money come from? Certainly not from FGG partner’s
capital. No, it came courtesy of Fairfield Sentry shareholders under a
little provision FGG forced all of its Sentry clients agree to, called
the “Non SSC Initiative”.

Nick is an exact cookie-cutter of Chuckie Murphy, just a decade
younger: a Columbia Saint A’s fratboy that cultivated a faux Wasp
persona in order to run with the Eurotrash crowd. The Euro connections
were equally faux, that is, of the Monica Noel and Andeas Piedrahbita
variety. For example, his (still) best-friend and fraternity brother
is Gaston Bullrich, Euro by way of Argentina. Before Nick tanked the
FGG fund (FGG had to divest after in was down 22% in one year), he
worked at Arx alongside Gaston, who is the younger brother of Mattias
Bullrich.

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We’re going with Chuck Murphy on Round Hill Road

Questions have arisen over the identity of Charles Murphy of 202 Round Hill Road. Is he the same failed investment banker who tied his cart to the dung-spewing horse that was Fairfield Greenwich Group? The same fellow the New York Times called “Richard Murphy” , who is attempting to unload his $35 million Manhattan townhouse? Yes, yes and yes. A reader who knows identifies “Chuckie” as that madcap adventurer from St. Anthony Hall at Columbia, a guy who went on to run “with a very fast crowd in Europe. FGG would have been a perfect fit for Chuckie.” Asked if this was the same Chuck on Round Hill Road our correspondent replied, ” I hit the FGG website early on and that is indeed our dear arrogant ‘friend’. And yes, he resides at 202 RHR – at least when he is not avoiding servers.”

So all that works for me. Wouldn’t it be fun to see both 202 and 175 Round Hill Road come on the market at fire sale prices simultaneously? It would drive the neighbors crazy. Talk about an instant evaporation of wealth.

St. Anthony, by the way, was blessed many years ago by a resident alcoholic genius named Peyton M. He’d long since dropped out of Columbia but stayed on in a windowless room in the fraternity’s basement where, I was told, one need only come up with a bottle of vodka to gain in return a guaranteed “A” term paper, any subject, any length, in 24 hours. This brilliant man must have saved 1,000 careers. I do hope he somehow found a way to save his own life.

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New York Times fires fact checker, Pinch to handle all such petty details from now on.

Yesterday’s NYT article about the Fairfield Greenwich Group hot shot who was being forced to consider selling his $35 million Manhattan townhouse called him “Richard Murphy”. An alert reader of this blog corrected them – it’s Charles Murphy, of 202 Round Hill Road, a neighbor of Walter Noel himself. I checked the FGG propaganda sheet and sure enough, there’s Charlie. Another Harvard Law graduate. I’m astonished. [update: a reader says there are two Charles Murphys and the one on Round Hill didn’t work for FGG – hmm]

As an aside, I see from the bird’s eye view linked to above that Charles lives next door to Casey Jones, head of William Pitt Stamford. The Jones house was up for sale years ago and I remember finding it ironic that the head of a real estate firm could so over-price his house. I don’t think it ever did sell; perhaps we have discovered Mad Monkey’s true identity!

Update: I stand corrected. Like the NYT, I can get facts wrong, but at least I do check them. Charles Murphy doesn’t live next to Casey Jones, he bought Casey’s house (in 2006 – how long before our tax records reflect that?). But my memory about its price was accurate. Jones listed it for $7.250 million in April, 2004 and 616 days later sold it for 69% of that sum, an even $5 million. It’s still probably worth $4.25 today so FGG creditors, take notice. Here’s its picture, in case the process server can’t find the place:

202 Round Hill Road

202 Round Hill Road

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