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Libor Scandal: How Executives Must Have Known

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 20th, 2012 9:03 AM |

The intrigue surrounding the greatest financial fraud “of all time” could fill many a book and many a movie theatre. While the intrigue may make for riveting reading and viewing, the simple fact is this fraud comes with an exceptionally high cost for investors, consumers, and society as a whole.

How did the web of this manipulation grow so large? Where were the regulators and internal compliance people to snuff it out and bring some semblance of order to what can only be defined as “organized racketeering?”

While little focus has yet been shone on the regulators or those in compliance at the banks involved, we now begin to see some cracks in the Libor rigging foundation in terms of addressing the fact that senior executives were aware and involved in this manipulation. (more…)

Libor Scandal: This is Racketeering, Folks!!

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 10th, 2012 9:00 AM |

If it looks like a racket, and smells like a racket, and feels like a racket, it is probably a racket.

Those involved in the Libor scandal either directly or on the periphery certainly have little interest in this scandal being defined as a racket and thus subject to the RICO Act. Yet if we are going to have a degree of integrity in defining just what the hell goes on in our financial markets, then we had better hold the bar at the appropriate level if we ever care to root out the cronyism that is eroding our public interest.

The key point there being whether those charged with regulating our markets are truly willing and able to do just that. What is racketeering(more…)

Auction-Rate Securities: The Fraud Continues

Posted by Larry Doyle on May 3rd, 2010 10:57 AM |

To: Wall Street, Washington, and State Capitols

From: Sense on Cents

Re: Auction-Rate Securities Fraud and Financial Regulatory Reform

To all those enmeshed on both sides of the political-financial incest and currently debating and lobbying on the merits of proposed financial regulatory reform, you are proving yourselves to be nothing more than massive frauds yourselves by not fully addressing and exposing the single greatest financial fraud perpetrated on American investors, that is the world of auction-rate securities.

To President Obama, members of Congress, financial regulators, and Wall Street executives, your unwillingness and inability to openly and honestly address the perpetuation of the fraud surrounding ARS ($150 billion ARS remain outstanding) paints you as nothing more than aiding and abetting the fraud itself. Who amongst you is even willing to fully address this topic? (more…)






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