Howard Needle

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    In Boca, Even the Book Publishers Are Fraud Suspects

    Flickr: pstormsy‚ÄčRobert Fletcher, a literary agent and publisher said to be based in Boca Raton, has been named as a scammer by a group called Writer Beware, which protects authors against being cheated in the publishing industry. Publishers Weekly is reporting that Fletcher, who sued Writer Bewa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Smoke Break: Electronic Cigarette Maker Has Needle Story

    Consider this a prequel to this morning's post about the Boca business dealings of Howard Needle. That post begged the question: Where did Needle get the original electronic cigarette that proved such a valuable tool for luring an investor like Richard Gladstone? It's a story that Ron MacDonald can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Craving Justice: Editor Tells of Luxury Mag's Rogue Publisher

    Rosalie FarnsworthIn early February, about three months after she'd been hired as editor for the Boca Raton-based luxury magazine Cravings Palm Beach, Rosalie Farnsworth began to lose faith in her boss' willingness to pay her. After all, Howard Needle, who was the magazine's publisher, wasn't paying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    A Needle, Then a Pinch

    Last November when Caryn Stumpfl accepted a job writing for a luxury goods magazine called Cravings Palm Beach, it never occurred to her that her new boss, the publisher, might have a felonious past. No, that realization came only after it became clear that she would not be getting paid for her work ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Luxury Mag in Boca Goes Belly Up; Writer Cries Foul

    A New York City-based freelance writer says he was stiffed out of $1,150 by Howard Needle, publisher of the now-defunct Cravings Palm Beach, a luxury goods magazine based in Boca Raton. Scott Rose says that he had a contract from Needle to be paid 50 cents per word and that he was asked to write thr ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    The Real Boiler Room

    Hollywood's International Currency Management specialized in trading foreign currency -- and helping clients' money disappear