“Bankruptcy court corruption is not just a matter of bankruptcy trustees in collusion with corrupt bankruptcy judges.” — AG John Ashcroft

By Sydney Sullivan

gavel moneyEvery day I hear more stories about alleged corruption in the courts, not only when it comes to foreclosures, but also bankruptcy – especially when families are trying to protect their homes. It is more than obvious that the system is flawed.

Judges are not necessarily adept, specifically educated or predisposed to this new form of securitization…these quasi-securities called NTMs (nontraditional mortgages). Nor are they willing to risk their investment portfolios and mutual funds to protect the average citizens in America. Continue reading

Inside the Hostess Bankery – A Hostess Employee Tell-All

Via Crooks & Liars, the Daily Kos, a story that reads like a horror movie script. A Hostess Employee Tells All About CEO Gutting Pensions, Pay Scales.

Amazingly, Washington did not offer Hostess a bailout. This discriminatory policy may be a constitutional violation — denial of equal protection of the laws. Since the onset of the financial crisis, the government has decided that some systemically important financial institutions are too big to fail. Why, any fair-minded person will ask, was Hostess not TBTF? How can the American government let an 82-year-old brand can die?

Well first, there is the apparently failed oversight “accounting error”:

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