Donna Shalala's Extra Curriculars
She's a director of both Lennar and Gannett. While she's not involved in the day-to-day operations of either, she'll certainly be attending interesting board meetings . After being accused of fraud, Lennar saw its stock dramatically drop. Stockholders are now fighting back with a lawsuit alleging fraud, but no one has been able to corroborate the claims of Barry Minkow, the ex-con turned pastor and watchdog. Indeed it's been revealed that Minkow was paid by a Nicolas Marsch III, a former joint venture partner of the company.
Meanwhile, Gannett -- Donna's other gig -- is the country's largest newpaper publisher. You know what that means. Today, the company announced that it will force most of its employees to take one week of unpaid vacation in a desperate move to save money.