According to Bloomberg By Liam Vaughan & Gavin Finch – Jan 28, 2013: “The benchmark rate for more than $300 trillion of contracts was based on honesty. New evidence in banking’s biggest scandal shows traders took it as a license to cheat.” Graphic: Bloomberg Markets Continue reading
One of the best week-in-review posts!
BY ERIC OWLES
After JPMorgan Chase’s $13 billion mortgage settlement emerged this week, Jamie Dimon held a conference call with analysts. “It could’ve been somebody else,” the bank’s chief executive said. Who is next on the list?
In a news analysis in The New York Times, Peter Eavis wrote that “there were plenty of other big subprime players — Countrywide Financial, Merrill Lynch and even foreign institutions like Deutsche Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland among them.” Continue reading
America – we have a crisis. A moral decay that stems from decades of deceit and the acceptance of lies, fraud, and morally bankrupt behavior. We’ve allowed politicians, bankers, attorneys and judges to disregard ethical values and operate under a morally bankrupt code of conduct. It is time to demand that the culture change and it has to start at the top.
Our children have no respect for authority and frankly, how can they when Presidents, politicians and bankers lie – all in the name of money. We’ve set the bar so low that by the time the next generation arrives they won’t be able to recognize the truth. Huffington Post’s Shahien Nasiripour reports the NY Fed Chief’s opinion is that the problems need to be address. Finally maybe, yeah? Continue reading
Never let it be said that where there is big money invested, there won’t be crooks in the kitchen. It doesn’t matter how big you are there’s always a short cut that can that can potentially create more wealth – if you don’t get caught.
An investigator in the northwest uncovered just such a scam – so big that authorities claim it needs multi-state attention. It appears Green Tree Servicing has been flying under the radar and was hardly noticed until a recordation research team began uncovering similarly signed documents – yup, the old robo-signed Assignment of Mortgage trickery again… but this time new and improved via computer, maybe for speed and precision, ya think?
It appears the signatures are in the computer – no dummies needed to sign – just fill in the Continue reading
By Matthew Cardinale, Inter Press Service
29 August 11