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“Is this the end for Maria Bartiromo?,” a veteran CNBC insider asks TVNewser. “She’s creating her own mile-high club… and this could be the last straw of years and years of abuse.”
Unconfirmed: “There are people currently on staff here who have been summoned by the company’s outside auditor to produce brokerage statements, tax returns, sign releases for the IRS to turn over past tax returns to CNBC,” according to another tipster. It’s apparently part of an effort to “appear squeaky clean” on the stock ownership issue.
And that’s why a lot of people in Engelwood Cliffs are “hot under the collar,” the insider says, adding: “This is a major bone of contention in the newsroom.”