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Marketwatch.com brings us some fascinating news about Byrne under the headline "Overstock CEO spins an insane Russian-spy drama, with himself as the star".

Byrne confirmed a personal involvement with Maria Butina, a Russian woman who is currently in jail for failing to register with the U.S. to work as a foreign agent. He said he was romantically involved with Butina, and that he served as an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Byrne said he delivered a number of documents to the Department of Justice, including emails and text messages, “regarding the origins of the Russian investigation and an FBI operation into Hillary Clinton, with which he was personally involved during the first months of 2016.”

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Byrne is among the strangest CEOs in the tech business, but the events this year are beyond what investors should stand for, even from him. Whether he is trying to deflect attention from failed business goals, get the current administration on his side, or is simply a patriotic zealot, it’s impossible to say. But investors might want to take heed, pay more attention to the SEC and be aware that the roller-coaster ride may not be over.


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