News Big banks plead guilty to market manipulation, $5.8 billion in fines

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/20/big-banks-guilty-fined_n_7342808.html

    The age of multibillion-dollar bank fines with no admission of wrongdoing is over. The Justice Department announced Wednesday morning that five banks pleaded guilty to market manipulation, while also paying billions of dollars in fines.

    Barclays, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan and the Royal Bank of Scotland admitted to illegally distorting foreign exchange markets. The banks formed what they called "The Cartel" and aimed to set a key currency marker, known as "the fix," at mutually beneficial values.

    The fix is set every day at 4 p.m. London time and is used in the more than $5 trillion currency market to determine the price of trades and the value of large institutional holdings. Traders at the banks used instant messaging chat rooms to discuss where to set the fix.

    In addition to admitting guilt, the banks will also pay fines. Barclays will pay $650 million, Citigroup $925, million J.P. Morgan $550 million and RBS $395 million. Barclays will pay another $1.3 billion to New York State, federal and U.K. regulators.

    A fifth bank, UBS, pleaded guilty to manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate, which is called Libor. Libor is the most important international interest rate benchmark. UBS will pay $545 million in fines to the Justice Department and Federal Reserve. The value of more than $300 trillion in debt is tied to Libor.

    The five banks will pay a further $1.6 billion in fines to the Federal Reserve.
     
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    Fucking pocket change for them assholes!
     
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    Bank robbers get stiff sentences, meanwhile I don't see anybody serving time for this.
     
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    And you won't.
    The whole thing is a sham.
    This is a step in the right direction but still not enough.
    The REAL crime is that nothing's been done since this was committed to stop bank abuses in the future.
    :secret:the banks are more powerful than ever
     
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    The US govt can then take money and give aid to countries like Egypt, yay.
     
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    And today on Fox News "How liberals are giving your money to welfare cheats".

    These are the real criminals stealing your money and nothing will happen. These fines are a small percentage of what they made from this scam.
     
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    The banks are doing what the government told them to do. They all made billions - then they get fined by the Justice Dept. (the same Justice Dept who demonizes police who do their jobs), and so that is sort of a payback - like back door contributions.

    The only losers are the taxpayers.
     
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    PUT THE EXECUTIVES IN PRISON. A fine of any size means nothing to them. PUT THE EXECUTIVES IN PRISON.
     
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    The banks do what their lawyers and lobbyists tell them they can do.
     
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    We need to start shooting some bankers. They need something to fear.
     
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    Start with this crew of thieves and work down through the hedge fund and investment bank pricks that made billions shipping our jobs to other countries.

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    Only things worth investing in are ammo, meth, coke and smack. During the coming hyperinflation, that kilo of blow that cost you a 10 grand will net you enough food, gas, heating oil and pussy to last a year.
     
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    Somebody re-animate Teddy Roosevelt and put him in the Oval Office. We need to bust up the too big to fails.
     
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    Just checked my stocks, and BCS (Barclays PLC) is at a 52 week high. Thanks Obama!

    And this time I mean that.
     
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    Exactly ... white collar crime is fined.

    Rob a bank for 1000 and do 30 years. Cheat Main St out of 100 Million get a Rolex and a bonus.
     
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    A very good point. An unarmed person who hands a note to a teller asking for money is going to jail for a long time.
     
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    Pigs flew as hell froze over
     
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    Whatever this is this is just for show. The world bankers run the show. Keep that in mind.