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Friday, April 16, 2010

Goldman Sachs Fraud

Here is a big surprise, Wall Street was caught with its pants down around the ankles screwing people over to make a buck! Now the Fed's are on their ass like gravy on mashed potato's. Being stupid knows no level of education. These pukes created a program that was destined to fail but once the check cleared they thought they were good to go. It is regulations on people that are money hungry that protect idiots like you and me that have no clue that our bank, insurance company or whatever invested in this crap. When the big boys collapse, so follows your investments.

S.E.C. Accuses Goldman of Fraud in Housing Deal
Published: April 16, 2010

The move was the first time that regulators had taken action against a Wall Street deal that helped investors capitalize on the collapse of the housing market.

The suit also named Fabrice Tourre, a vice president at Goldman who helped create and sell the investment.

Snip, cut to the point...

Goldman told investors that the bonds would be chosen by an independent manager. In the case of Abacus 2007-AC1, however, Goldman let Mr. Paulson select mortgage bonds that he believed were most likely to lose value, according to the complaint.

Goldman then sold the package to investors like foreign banks, pension funds and insurance companies, which would profit only if the bonds gained value. The European banks IKB and ABN Amro and other investors lost more than $1 billion in the deal, the commission said. - New York Times

Just let me be clear on this, it is okay for one bank to screw over their own investors if a buck can be made? And the Republican's are now bitching that regulation being pushed by the Democrats of investment and securities companies is not a good thing? Those two things do not go together? If you are pro business then you better make sure that you protect business investors or are they not really important to the big picture if a quick buck can be made?

The Republican Party is a joke right now. You bitch and moan that you are the party of change but your own political people in government want no change because the cash keeps rolling in.

What ever happened to doing something because it was the right thing to do? Is that not common sense? Are all politicians morons just because they can't do what is right and makes sense?

This lawsuit will not be finished in the next ten plus years. So the crooks can continue to do whatever they damn well please. Nice.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the plan folks:
1) Hire the best lawyers money can buy. And play the media spin game.
2) After a short public trial, GS settles out of court. Admitting no fault.
3) Disgorge about 1/10th of the profits. Pay a couple bucks in penalties to cover SEC lawyers costs (contractors - at about $1,500 an hour plus expenses.
4) Then all GS employees take a vacation to a secret GS owned island somewhere in the Caribbean and laugh their collective asses off and finally split the loot.
5) Did I miss anything?

What Obama & SEC should do is get the DOJ and FBI to rip GS a new asshole. But they won't happen - GS owns congress.


12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“This is a massive blow to Goldman Sachs [...] this is a story about Goldman ripping off their own clients, and this is going to resonate loud and clear across Wall Street and across its entire client base. I can’t imagine how anybody would want to do business with this bank after they’ve learned about this story and I think that’s going to be very damaging.”

Let's hope so.

Here's the vid on that comment from Matt Taibbi:

2:51 PM  

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