He and his accomplices talked their way past receptionists of companies they weren't affiliated with; plopped themselves down in empty conference rooms; and then hosted meetings at which they pretended to be people they weren't.
Dreier would furnish them with phone numbers where they could purportedly reach Solow's CEO or controller. The numbers actually rang up accomplices of Dreier's, however, whom Dreier paid to impersonate the Solow agents.
The Fortress agent insisted on meeting with pension-plan representatives in person. Gamely, Dreier devised a pretense for meeting the plan's general counsel, Michael Padfield, at its Toronto headquarters [...] There the two men exchanged business cards. Afterward Dreier waited near the reception area until the Fortress representative arrived. Dreier quickly ushered him into a back conference room, introduced himself as Padfield, and handed him Padfield's card - the same one Padfield had just handed Dreier minutes earlier.
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