Tuesday, July 09, 2013
FBI Nominee Comey in Line for $3M Bridgewater Payout
James Comey, the Westporter who went before the Senate Judiciary Committee today at the start of confirmation hearings on his appointment to be the next director of the FBI, will receive a payout of $3.07 million from Westport-based Bridgewater Associates if he is confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
James Comey of Westport addresses a White House Rose Garden audience June 21 as FBI Director Robert Mueller (l) and President Obama look on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Whitehouse.gov photo
Comey, who has told friends he intends to keep his Greens Farms residence should he be confirmed, would receive the money as a “full payout” of his interests in the company’s profit-sharing plan, according to a questionnaire filed with the Senate Judiciary Committee, Bloomberg News reported.
Should Comey be confirmed by the Senate, the money would be paid “prior to the date that I assume the position” as FBI director, according to the 32-page questionnaire, signed by Comey. The documents also showed his financial assets include $5.2 million in securities and his six-bedroom Westport home on three acres, which he purchased in 2010, valued at $3 million.
Comey, a former deputy attorney general under President George W. Bush, was nominated by President Obama on June 21 to take over the FBI. (See WestportNow June 21, 2013)