Posted by Larry Doyle on September 24th, 2013 9:12 AM |
News breaks in the past 24 hours that one of Wall Street’s largest traders, “Stevie-boy” Cohen of SAC Capital, is now looking to cut a deal with the Feds. Is the heat in Stevie’s kitchen getting a little too hot?
As Bloomberg Businessweek reminds us:
After a multiyear investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, a grand jury indicted SAC Capital on July 25, accusing the firm of fostering a culture where employees engaged in rampant securities fraud.
Now Stevie wants to play Let’s Make a Deal. (more…)
Posted by Larry Doyle on July 19th, 2013 9:19 AM |
The US Attorney for the southern district of New York, Preet Bharara, certainly occupies one of the most powerful positions within law enforcement in the nation.
Yet here we sit 5 full years from the outset of what any reasonably intelligent individual knows is a fraud-induced and executed crisis, and what do we have to show for meaningful justice?
Aside from the prosecution of a handful of ne’er-do-well hedge fund nitwits and an array of shareholder paid fines, the record books to date have very little to show for justice.
I found myself thinking of this track record as I listened to Bharara inform CNBC’s Jim Cramer that nobody and no institution is or should be too big to jail. I am not saying Bharara’s job is an easy one but there comes a point in time when it is put up or shut up. I think most in America would say we have passed that point. (more…)