Criminal Action Is Expected for JPMorgan in Madoff Case

New York Times posted by JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG AND BEN PROTESS

Madoff JPMorganJPMorgan Chase and federal authorities are nearing settlements over the bank’s ties to Bernard L. Madoff, striking tentative deals that would involve roughly $2 billion in penalties and a rare criminal action. The government will use a sizable portion of the money to compensate Mr. Madoff’s victims.

The settlements, which are coming together on the anniversary of Mr. Madoff’s arrest at his Manhattan penthouse five years ago on Wednesday, would fault the bank for turning a blind eye to his huge Ponzi scheme, according to people briefed on the case who were not authorized to speak publicly. Continue reading

New Hampshire Sheriff Launches Mortgage Bank Fraud Investigation. “We need to shine the light on everything.”

“People have an absolute right to be protected in their homes and their homes to be protected,” said Christopher Conley, High Sheriff of Carroll County NH, who held a press conference announcing that he is forming a task force to investigate mortgage fraud.

Mortgage Movies, 4closureFraud, and zerohedge posted Sheriff Christopher Conley’s press conference announcing his new task force and proudly stating, I am announcing the formation of a task force to investigate mortgage fraud throughout Carroll County – criminal fraud.”

Every city and town in every state across America should be doing the same thing. The Sheriff states, “There are thousands of property owners throughout the county that may be affected…

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