Screenplays by Theodore Jerome Cohen

Death by Wall Street, by Theodore Jerome Cohen
Death by Wall Street: Rampage of the Bulls, a murder mystery, is based on real events. It is the story of how the oligarchs of Wall Street, doctors and others in the pharmaceutical research profession having significant conflicts of interest, and employees of two ‘captured’ US government agencies—the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—by design as well as by simply refusing to pursue the evidence of malfeasance provided to them, deny patients life saving treatments that are demonstrated safe and effective in FDA-approved drug trials.

When the severed head of a Wall Street stock analyst turns up spiked on a horn of the Wall Street Bull, Detective Louis Martelli of the NYPD is assigned to track down the murderer. But why were this victim and the victims of two similar murders that followed singled out for execution? Martelli eventually learns the answer to this question and tracks down the killer, but not before uncovering some of Wall Street’s and the US government’s darkest secrets pertaining to the US financial markets and the nation’s health care practices.
House of Cards, by Theodore Jerome Cohen
Beware Those Closest - based on the novel House of Cards, a murder mystery, is based on real events. It is the story of how the major banks and hedge funds in this country created, marketed, and sold junk mortgage-backed securities to unsuspecting customers while, at the same time, they offloaded their risks through the purchase of ‘insurance’ from a major Wall Street insurance firm. When the head of one of the largest investment banking and securities firms in the United States is assassinated on Times Square in the middle of New York City’s annual celebration of Halloween, the Festival of the Dead, Homicide Detective Louis Martelli is one of the first on the scene. Working quickly, NYPD Information Technology Specialist Missy Dugan quickly identifies the assassin, but the case rapidly spirals downward into a maelstrom of death and intrigue linked both to the financial meltdown of 2008 and international terrorism. Who was behind the murders, and why did the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) attempt to shut down Martelli’s investigation before it even got started? Martelli eventually learns the answers to these and other questions as he tracks down the killer, but not before uncovering some of Wall Street’s darkest secrets, including a plot by two institutions to fund Islamic terrorism.