Posts filed under “Legal”

Too Big To Jail

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Source: Source Watch

Category: Digital Media, Legal, M&A

Meet Uncle Sam, Your Partner in Crime

The news leaked over the weekend: Hedge-fund baron Steve Cohen and SAC Capital Advisors were about to pay a monster fine for a decades worth of insider trading and failed supervision of traders. Some prefer the term “expert networks,” but – po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to. The rules have changed, and so have the penalties. The lessons of…Read More

Category: Legal, Really, really bad calls, Regulation

You Break the Law Every Day…Without Even Knowing It

You May Think You Have Nothing to Hide … But You Are Still Breaking Laws Which Government Spying Could Discover and Use Against You You Break the Law Every Day … Without Even Knowing It Wired notes: James Duane, a professor at Regent Law School and former defense attorney, notes in his excellent lecture on…Read More

Category: Legal, Think Tank

JPMorgan: Fish Rot from the Head

JPMorgan: Fish Rot from the Head William K. Black New Economic Perspectives October 23, 2013     The New York Times’ spin of the tentative settlement of JPMorgan’s latest myriad felonies begins early and runs throughout the article.  JPMorgan and Attorney General Eric Holder have reached a common meme on their settlement:  the Department of…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Corporate Management, Legal, Really, really bad calls

TDS: A Nightmare on Wall Street

The government executes a shakedown-witch hunt-scalping-jihad against JP Morgan Chase.

October 23, 2013 (05:05)

Category: Bailouts, Legal, Video

Americans Have Lost VIRTUALLY ALL of Our Constitutional Rights

Painting by Anthony Freda: How Many Constitutional Freedoms Have We Lost? This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.  (This is an updated version of an essay…Read More

Category: Legal, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

The Bank War

Click to enlarge     A previous discussion on the founding and dissolution of the First Bank of the United States (BUS) which existed from 1791 to 1811.  After the First BUS recharter was defeated, the United States suffered defeat in the War of 1812, and suffered from a lack of fiscal order and an…Read More

Category: Credit, Legal, Regulation

Currency Markets Are Rigged

U.S. Justice Department Opens Criminal Probe Into Currency Market Manipulation Currency markets are massively rigged. Bloomberg reports today: The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation of possible manipulation of the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market, a person familiar with the matter said. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, which is also looking into alleged…Read More

Category: Currency, Legal, Think Tank

Vampire REOs and Zombie Foreclosures

Click for interactive graphic Source: RealtyTrac

Category: Legal, Real Estate

Offshore Accounts: No Place to Hide?

Click to enlarge Source: WSJ

Category: Digital Media, Legal