James Comey — the man President Obama is expected to name as the new head of the FBI — has plenty of ties to Westport.
He lives in Green’s Farms.
He’s been general counsel to Bridgewater Associates, the huge hedge fund headquartered here.
As US attorney for the Southern District of New York, he helped send then-Westporter Martha Stewart to the Big House.
But — although both the Southern District and FBI were involved — he had nothing to do with the arrest and conviction of Rajat Gupta. That’s the former businessman/philanthropist convicted in June 2012 on insider trading charges. He lives in another big house on Beachside Avenue — around the corner from Comey.