Marc Leder, Sun Capital head, pal of Mitt Romney, and party animal, has been annoying the neighbors of his rented Water Mill estate all summer with loud revels featuring bikini-clad young lovelies. For his July 4 bacchanal, he secured a special party permit through the application of wads of cash, according to the New York Post. On Tuesday, a huge tent was erected on the property—without a permit. Southampton Town slapped him with a stop-work order. Undaunted, Leder's lawyer negotiated a deal with Southampton that included a $10,000 donation to a local charity. Leder's neighbors are incandescent. A neighbor quoted in the Post said, "It's just legal bribery. You can dress it up however you want."
· Cash for Bash Deal [NYPost]