Jim Cramer Ensnared in Dykstra Stock Picking Scandal
A new book by Randall Lane called "The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane" alleges that Dykstra took payment from vending company AVT, Inc. to promote the company's shares on a newsletter published on Cramer's website The Street.
AVT founder Shannon Illingworth denies making any illegal arrangement with Dykstra. A spokesman for Cramer told the post that Cramer had not read the book but that "the author clearly concludes that I knew nothing about the issue."
Dykstra filed for bankruptcy in July 2009.