Steve Martinez is to blame. Comsys was about to aquire the stock of EDGW in 2001 for $18.75 per share. It was going to be a great thing for all STAF/EDGW shareholders.
He posted this confidential info on the internet, and Comsys promptly and wisely cancelled the deal at the last minute. Steve and his buds had purchased alot of shares and though that posting the news online would drive the price up in advance of the buyout.
Steve was a STAF employee and Lisa Lambert flew to Kansas City and fired him personally for doing this. The posted from his work computer, and STAF/EDGW found and Ray Panfil to be the ones behind it.